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Treatments for Tinea

Treatments for Tinea:

The most effective treatment plan for tinea infections uses a multifaceted approach. The first step in treatment is prevention.

Prevention and treatment measures include maintaining good groin, foot and skin hygiene. It is also important not to share towels, underwear, shoes and other personal items with other people. Socks and underwear should be changed once a day or whenever they become wet. Do not wear soaked shoes or boots for longer than necessary. Do not walk barefoot in high-risk areas, such as public showers, locker rooms, and gyms.

Prevention also includes using antibiotics only when truly needed. A treatment plan may also include medications, such as over-the-counter medications that contain miconazole or clotrimazole. Common tinea infections, such as athlete's foot, jock itch and ring worm can often be successfully treated with over-the-counter antifungal lotions, creams or powders. Treatment takes several weeks, and medications need to be applied consistently as directed for the entire time them to work. Prescription oral antifungal medications may be needed in some cases.

Treatment of recurrent tinea infections also includes diagnosing any underlying diseases that may increase the risk for the infection. These include HIV/AIDS and diabetes. Treating the high blood sugar levels of diabetes may resolve a current infection and is key to minimizing the risk of developing recurrent infections of tinea.

Treatment List for Tinea

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Tinea includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Antibiotics
  • Griseofulvin
  • Antifungal creams
  • Oral antifungal medications
  • Good hygiene
  • Avoid synthetic material clothing
  • Avoid moist skin
  • Oral antifungal medications - for tinea involving hair and nails, or for widespread infection or infection resistant to topical therapy.

Alternative Treatments for Tinea

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Tinea may include:

  • Black walnut rind-topical
  • Turmeric paste
  • Epsom salt compress
  • Domeboro (aluminum acetate) compress
  • more treatments »

Tinea: Is the Diagnosis Correct?

The first step in getting correct treatment is to get a correct diagnosis. Differential diagnosis list for Tinea may include:

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Drugs and Medications used to treat Tinea:

Note:You must always seek professional medical advice about any prescription drug, OTC drug, medication, treatment or change in treatment plans.

Some of the different medications used in the treatment of Tinea include:

Hospital statistics for Tinea:

These medical statistics relate to hospitals, hospitalization and Tinea:

  • 0.002% (289) of hospital consultant episodes were for dermatophytosis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 88% of hospital consultant episodes for dermatophytosis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 64% of hospital consultant episodes for dermatophytosis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 36% of hospital consultant episodes for dermatophytosis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 56% of hospital consultant episodes for dermatophytosis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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