In superficial fungal infections, Tinea infection is most commonly seen. Tinea infections are more commonly seen in males with high predomination to Tinea cruris. Boys are at high risk for Tinea capitis. Tinea pedis or corporis incidence is high in people staying in hot and humid places.
Tinea Manuum, Tinea Pedis, Tinea Faciei, Tinea Unguium
Topical therapy has little place in the management except as an adjuvant to oral therapy in Tinea capitis. Oral anti-fungal play a major role in curing the superficial fungal infection. Oral antibiotics and oral corticosteroids help in reducing incidence of scarring or suspected super added secondary infection in Tinea capitiz.
Topical anti fungals are effective in isolated cases of corporis cruris, barbae manuum and pedis but requires systemic anti fungals when it starts spreading
Tinea unguium requires longer course of oral anti fungals from 3 months to 12 months.
Fungal infection tends to spread when it is left untreated.
Yes, fungal infection is contagious. It can spread from adults to kids and also among kids.
Maintenance of good personal hygiene, moisturizing the dry skin and oil application to scalp for kids. Avoid using scrubs on regular basis as it damages the integrity of the skin. Diabetic people should maintain the sugar level to avoid any fungal infection, especially fungal infection of nails.
1. Tinea Capitis: Fungal infection of scalp commonly seen in kids.
2. Tinea Face & barbae: Fungal infection of face & beard area.
3. Tinea corporis: Fungal infection of body.
4. Tinea pedis, manuum unguium: Fungal infection of feet, hands & nails.
5. Tinea cruris: Fungal infection of groin area.
6. Tinea incognito: Spreading of fungal infection due to excessive usage of steroid.
It takes 1 to 4 weeks to treat fungal infection on the skin and 3 to 9 months to treat nail related fungal infection. It takes 1 to 3 months to fungal infection on scalp.
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