#Tinea corporis

Friends today I am discussing about skin problem known as Tinea Corporate. (Tinea Corporis) What is ringworm of the body? Ringworm of the body is a skin infection caused by a fungus. “Ringworm” is a misnomer — the infection has nothing to do with worms. Its name comes from the small, ring- or circle-shaped rash that appears on the body due to infection. In ringworm of the body, the rashes appear on skin regions except for the scalp, groin, palms of the hand, and soles of the feet. The condition is common and highly contagious, but it’s not serious. It’s also sometimes referred to as “tinea corporis” after the type of fungus that causes the infection. What causes ringworm of the body? A group of fungi called dermatophytes cause ringworm. Dermatophytes live off a substance called keratin, a tissue found in many parts of a person’s body, including the nails, skin, and hair. In ringworm of the body, the fungus infects the skin. Ringworm of the body is also called tinea corporisafter the specific dermatophyte, tinea. Other related ringworm fungal infections have similar names, including: tinea pedis, commonly called athlete’s foot tinea cruris, also known as jock itch tinea capitis, also known as ringworm of the scalp Symptoms of ringworm of the body Symptoms of ringworm of the body usually start about 4 to 10 days after contact with the fungus. Ringworm of the body looks like ring- or circular-shaped rashes with edges that are slightly raised. The skin in the middle of these ring-shaped rashes appears healthy. Usually, the rashes are itchy. They will spread over the course of the infection Symptoms of a more severe infection include rings that multiply and merge together. You may also develop blisters and pus-filled sores near the rings. How is ringworm of the body spread? A ringworm infection can be spread in many direct and indirect ways, including: Person to person: This happens through direct contact with the skin of a person infected with ringworm. Pet/animal to person: This occurs when you have direct contact with an infected pet. Both dogs and cats can spread the infection to people. Ferrets, horses, rabbits, goats, and pigs can also spread ringworm to people. Inanimate item to person: It’s possible to get ringworm through indirect contact with objects, including hair of an infected person, bedding, clothing, shower stalls, and floors. Soil to person: Rarely, a ringworm infection can be spread through contact with highly infected soil for an extended amount of time. Who’s at risk for ringworm infection? Children are more prone to infection by ringworm of the body compared with adults. However, pretty much everyone has some risk for being infected. Factors that may increase your risk include: living in damp or humid areas excessive sweating participating in contact sports wearing tight clothing having a weak immune system sharing clothing, bedding, or towels with others How is ringworm diagnosed? If your doctor suspects that you may have ringworm, they’ll examine your skin and may do some tests to rule out other skin conditions not caused by fungus, like atopic dermatitis or psoriasis. Usually a skin examination will result in a diagnosis. Your doctor may also observe skin scrapings from the affected area under a microscope to look for fungus. A sample may be sent to a laboratory for confirmation. The laboratory may perform a culture test to see if the fungus grows. How is ringworm treated? Over-the-counter (OTC) topical fungicidal medications are usually enough to treat the infection. The medication may be in the form of a powder, ointment, or cream. It’s applied directly to the affected areas of the skin. These medications include OTC products like: clotrimazole (Lotrimin AF) miconazole (Micatin) terbinafine (Lamisil) tolfaftate (Tinactin) Shop for OTC antifungal medication. If the ringworm of the body is widespread, severe, or does not respond to the above medications, your doctor may prescribe a stronger topical medication or a fungicidal that you take by mouth. Griseofulvin is a commonly prescribed oral treatment for fungal infections. Potential complications of ringworm infection The infection is not serious and will rarely, if ever, spread below the surface of the skin. However, people with a weakened immune system, such as people with HIV or AIDS, may have trouble getting rid of the infection. As with other types of skin infections and conditions, itchy, irritated, or broken skin can lead to secondary bacterial infections that may need treatment with antibiotics. How can ringworm infections be prevented? Ringworm of the body can be prevented by avoiding contact with someone who has the infection. This includes both indirect and direct contact with that person. Take the following precautions: Avoid sharing towels, hats, hairbrushes, and clothing with someone who has the infection. Take your pet to see a vet if you suspect a ringworm infection. If you have ringworm of the body, be sure to maintain good personal hygiene around other people and avoid scratching the affected areas of your skin. After a shower, dry your skin well — especially between the toes and where skin touches skin, such as in the groin and armpits. Remedies for Fungal Infection 1- Bacillinum It is very useful remedy for any skin disease especially in ringworm. It is associated with eczema of eyelids. Glands of neck enlarged and tender. It can be given successfully in the treatment of tuberculosis. It is especially indicated for old people, with disease of lungs. All the complaints are worse, in night early morning, and cold air. Potency Dosage: 30 potency, given 3 times a day, for a week. 2- Natrum Mur Skin in this remedy is often greasy, oily, especially on hairy parts. Patient has dry eruptions, especially on the margin of the hairy scalp and bends of joints. It is important remedy for urticaria where there is intense and burn. Eruptions in the bends of limbs, margin of scalp, behind ears. It is also helpful in treatment of eczema, where lesions are raw, red and inflamed. Worse by eating salt. This remedy mainly affects hair follicles. Worse by warm room, lying down, around 10a.m, mental exertion, heat talking. Better by open air, clod bathing, going without regular meals. Potency Dosage – 30 three doses a day for three days 3- Phytolacca Skin in this remedy itches, becomes dry, shrunken and pale. There is pus filled lesions. It is very useful in early stages of skin disease. This remedy has tendency for boils. There is swelling of glands. There is redness in lesions. Patient has a tendency of warts and moles. Worse from getting wet, when it rains, exposure to damp, cold weather, night, exposure, motion, right side. Better by warmth, dry weather, rest. Potency Dosage – 30 two doses a day for three days. 4- Sepia There is itching, which is not relieved by scratching, worse in bends of elbows and knees. It is good remedy for herpetic eruption on lips, around the mouth and nose. Ringworm like eruption every spring. Urticaria ongoing in open air, better in a warm room. Foots sweat, worse on toes, intolerable odour. There is offensive odour of skin. Worse by forenoons, and evenings, washing, laundry work, dampness, left side, after sweat, cold air, before a thunderstorm. Better by exercise, pressure, warmth of bed, hot applications, drawing limbs up, after bathing, after sleep. Potency Dosage – 200 three doses a day for five days 5- Tellurium This remedy is associated with itching of hands and feet. There is ringworm like eruptions in body. There is offensive odours from affected part. Stinging in the skin. Fetid exhalations, There is offensive foot sweat. Eczema, behind the ears. There is circular patches of eczema. Worse, while at rest at night, cold weather, from friction, coughing, laughing, lying on painful side, touch. Potency Dosage – 30 three doses a day for two days 6- Thuja Skin is very healthy. There is all type polyp, tubercles, warts on skin. Freckles and blotches. There is perspiration which is sweetish and strong. Dry skin with brown spots. There is tearing pain in glands. There is glandular enlargement. Nails cripples, brittle and soft. Eruption only on covered parts. Worse after scratching. Very sensitive to touch. There is coldness of one side. There is brown spots on hands and arms. Worse – at night, from heat of bed, at 3a.m and 3 p.m., from cold air, damp air, after breakfast, fat, coffee, after vaccination. Better left side, while drawing up a limb. Potency Dosage – 200 three doses a day for two days.

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Sir, in allopathy treatment Rx Cap - Itracanazole 200 mg Oint - lulicanazole Powder - ketocanazole
Sir maine ek patient ko bacillinum 200 potency di h..abhi observation par h
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