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Tinea Treatment

Tinea Treatment

Tinea is a common fungal skin infection. Another name for tinea is ringworm. As the name suggests, in this infection red patches in the shape of rings are formed on the skin. This infection may occur from different types of fungi and can occur on any part of the skin. When the tinea infection occurs on feet, genital areas, and nails, it’s not called ringworm because it doesn’t take the shape of a ring. The common areas where this infection occurs are around hair or moist body areas. This fungal infection can even spread from one person to another person.

The fungus that is responsible for tinea infection is found commonly all over the world. This fungus is contagious and gets spread through direct contact. The factors that can promote the spread of this fungus are:

  • Coming in contact with the infected person
  • Coming in contact with infected towels, clothes, and combs.
  • Coming in contact with an infected animal
  • Coming in contact with infected soil

It usually takes around 2 weeks for the infection to develop after coming in contact with the infected object.

The types of fungal infections are distinguished based on the part of the body they occur on. The common types of tinea infections treated at Delhi Skin Hospital are:

  • Athlete’s foot or Tinea pedis: This type of tinea infection occurs between the toes and feet. It is usually caused by keeping the feet wet, sweating, frequently wearing tight socks, and in warm weather conditions. 
  • Jock itch or tinea cruris: This infection occurs in the groin area. Jock itch or cruris is usually considered hard to cure and is more commonly seen in men as compared to women. This infection occurs mostly in the warm months of the year.
  • Scalp ringworm or tinea capitis: The fungus that causes ringworm to live on the objects for a long time. 

Given below are some reasons that may get you to a higher risk of getting tinea infection:

  1. If you live in a warm climate
  2. If you frequently are in contact with infected people and pets
  3. If you play sports activities that involve contact.
  4. If you use communal locker rooms and bathrooms
  5. If you share combs, brushes, towels, and clothing
  6. If you have poor hygiene.
  7. If you have a weak immune system due to some medication or disease.
  8. If you don't follow a balanced diet.

Symptoms are different for different types of infections.

Given below are some symptoms of athlete's foot (tinea pedis):

  1. Itchy feet skin
  2. Burning rash on feet
  3. Whitening of the skin between the toes
  4. Blisters on the feet
  5. Scaling of the feet

Given below are some symptoms of jock itch (tinea cruris):

  1. Red patches
  2. Slight Pain in the groin area
  3. Ring-like patches in the groin area 
  4. Patches in inner thighs
  5. Itching in the groin area

Given below are some symptoms of ringworm (tinea capitis):

  1. Rashes on scalp
  2. Hair loss on the scalp
  3. Itching on the scalp
  4. Noticing Enlargement in lymph nodes

Given below are some symptoms of nail infection (tinea unguium, onychomycosis):

  1. Thick ending of nails
  2. Yellowish nails

Given below are some symptoms of body ringworm (tinea corporis):

  1. Ring-shaped patches
  2. Red patches on the skin
  3. Itching on the skin infected with ringworm

If you visit any healthcare provider for tinea treatment in Sirsa, Haryana, he/she will ask you about the symptoms and your health history. The doctor will examine your skin and nails closely to diagnose tinea. Some other ways to diagnose tinea infection at Delhi Skin Hospital, Sirsa Haryana include:

  1. Skin scraping: The doctor may scrape a small part of your skin and examine it under a microscope. 
  2. Biopsy: If the infection is in the nails or on the scalp, the doctor will sample the hair and nails and examine the same under a microscope.
  3. Skin culture: In some cases, the skin sample may also be sent to a lab to identify the type of fungus growing.

You should call the healthcare provider for tinea treatment at Delhi Skin Hospital, Sirsa, Haryana in the given below cases:

  1. Your rashes are not reducing even after 10-12 days of treatment.
  2. Your rashes are spreading to other parts of your body
  3. The redness around the rashes is getting worse
  4. You can notice a fluid leakage from rashes.

According to Delhi Skin hospital, Sirsa, haryana,  you can prevent tinea infection by following the given below steps:

  1. Always wash your hands after using common objects.
  2. Avoid going barefoot and wear shower shoes in gyms, public showers, pools, etc.
  3. Wash your feet after they get sweaty.
  4. Don't share combs, brushes, shoes, etc.
  5. Keep your skin dry.
  6. Wear loose and clean underwear.

Tinea caused in the scalp can turn into a kerion. Kerion is a painful and swollen sore area of the skin. This condition is caused by hypersensitivity to the tinea. A kerion is usually treated with a steroid that helps to reduce inflammation and swelling.

Tinea cures can take some time to cure. The hardest tinea infections to cure are scalp ringworm and nail infection. Fungi have the ability to live for a long time on our skin, which takes tinea a little longer to cure. 

Treatment of athlete's foot includes:

  1. Antifungal cream
  2. Antifungal medicine to be taken  through mouth

Jock itch tinea treatment in Sirsa, Haryana:

  1. Antifungal cream
  2. Antifungal medicine to be taken  through mouth

Treatment of scalp ringworm :

  1. Antifungal medicine 
  2. A shampoo to kill the fungus. 

Nail infection tinea treatment in Sirsa, Haryana:

  1. Antifungal medicine 
  2. Medicated nail lacquers. 

Body ringworm tinea treatment in Sirsa, Haryana:

  1. Antifungal cream
  2. Antifungal medicine to be taken through mouth

Book your appointment today with Delhi Skin Hospital and get the best Tinea Treatment in Sirsa, Haryana. 

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