Severe Tinea Corporis

Severe Tinea Corporis

Tinea corporis, also known as ringworm, is a fungal infection of the skin. It is caused by a group of fungi called dermatophytes. Ringworm typically presents as a red or brown scaly patch on the skin. It is highly contagious, and can be spread through contact with infected people or animals, or through contaminated materials. Severe tinea corporis is classified as a dermatophytosis.

The main symptom of severe tinea corporis is a red or brown scaly patch that is often ring-like in shape. It is usually itchy and may be painful. In some cases, the patch may also have a raised border. The patch typically starts in one spot but can spread over time. The infection can affect any part of the body but is most often found on the face, arms, and legs.

The treatment of severe tinea corporis will depend on the severity of the infection. Typically, antifungal medications are prescribed, such as topical creams or oral medications. Your doctor may also suggest home remedies, such as avoiding irritants, keeping the area clean, and applying over-the-counter antifungal creams. In more severe cases, surgery may be required to remove the affected skin.

Here some tips to help prevent tinea corporis:

  • Keep your skin clean and dry.
  • Don't share towels, clothes, or other personal items.
  • Wear protective clothing and footwear when in warm, humid environments.
  • Avoid contact with people who have the infection.
  • Treat other fungal skin infections immediately.
  • Change clothes after exercising.