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Tinea

Definition:

Tinea is a fungal infection of the skin and also known as (Ringworm). Tinea is a superficial skin infection caused by fungi know as Dermatophytes. It is a highly contagious fungal infection of the skin.

Types :
  • Scalp ringworm (tinea capitis)
  • Ringworm of the face (tinea faciei)
  • Body Ringworm (tinea corporis)
  • Jock Itch (tinea cruris)
  • Athlete's foot (tinea pedis)
  • Ringworm of the hand (tinea manuum)
  • Beard ringworm (tinea barbae)
  • Nail infection (tinea unguinum or onychomycosis)
Causes :
  • Skin-to-skin contact
  • By get in contact with an infected animal,sand,soil
  • By touching infected objects like towel, clothes, combs
  • Poor hygiene
Symptoms:
  • Itching (in some cases it will can be very intense)
  • Burning
  • Scaling of the feet (tinea pedis)
  • Red, Ring shaped eruptions
  • Hairloss on the scalp (tinea capitis)
  • Thickend,crumbly,brittle or ragged nails (tinea unguinum)
Diagnosis:
  • Clinical Diagnosis
  • KOH Wet mount
  • Skin Scrapings(Fungal culture test)
  • Visualize segmented hyphae
Risk Factors:
  • High humidity and warm/hot environment
  • Have poor hygiene
  • Tight-fitting clothes
  • Children, old age
  • Immunosuppressed patients
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Systemic disease like Diabetes, lymphoma
Preventions:
  • Maintain hygiene (keep your skin clean and dry)
  • Cut your fingernails and toenails and keep clean them
  • Daily take shower and change your clothes do not repeat them
  • Don't share your clothes, towels, or any personal items with anyone
  • Wash your hands with soap and running water
Homoeopathic Treatment:
  • Homoeopathic Treatment is totally based on "INDIVIDUALIZED" or can say TAILORED to each person
  • One remedy will perfectly match all the patient's symptoms and will work as the cure for the individual's disease

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