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Body Ringworm (Tinea Corporis)...medical consulting

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Diagnosis of Body Ringworm













A doctor's examination




Sometimes examination of a skin scraping






Doctors base the diagnosis of tinea corporis on an examination of the skin.



Sometimes doctors analyze skin scrapings under a microscope to confirm the diagnosis.


Treatment of Body Ringworm













Antifungal drugs applied to the skin or taken by mouth






Tinea corporis is treated with imidazole ciclopirox naftifine or terbinafine in cream lotion or gel that is applied directly to the affected area (topical) twice a day and continued for 7 to 10 days after the rash completely disappears which usually takes about 2 to 3 weeks. If the cream is discontinued too soon the infection may not be eradicated and the rash will return. Several days may pass before antifungal creams lotions or gels reduce symptoms. (See also table Some Antifungal Drugs Applied to the Skin (Topical Drugs).)



Infections that are difficult to treat and relatively widespread can occur in people infected with Trichophyton rubrum and in people with debilitating diseases. For such people the most effective therapy is an antifungal drug such as itraconazole or terbinafine taken by mouth for 2 to 3 weeks.


simple explanation



Body ringworm is a dermatophyte (fungal) infection of the face trunk arms and legs.


Symptoms of tinea corporis include pink-to-red round patches on the skin that sometimes itch.


Doctors examine the affected area and sometimes view a skin scraping under a microscope to make the diagnosis.


Treatment includes antifungal drugs applied directly to the affected areas or sometimes taken by mouth.


(See also Overview of Fungal Skin Infections.)


Tinea corporis is a type of dermatophytosis. Tinea corporis is usually caused by Trichophyton or Microsporum.


The infection generally causes pink-to-red round patches with raised scaly borders that tend to be clear in the center. Sometimes the rash is itchy. Tinea corporis can develop anywhere on the skin and can spread rapidly to other parts of the body or to other people with whom there is close bodily contact.

This photo shows a pink-to-red round patch of body ringworm. The patch has raised borders some scaling and some clearing of the center at the bottom of the patch.
Both patches seen in this photo are caused by tinea corporis. A scaly border can be seen in the patch on the right.
The round patch of body ringworm seen in this photo has a raised border and a mostly clear center.

A doctor's examination


Sometimes examination of a skin scraping


Doctors base the diagnosis of tinea corporis on an examination of the skin.


Sometimes doctors analyze skin scrapings under a microscope to confirm the diagnosis.


Antifungal drugs applied to the skin or taken by mouth


Tinea corporis is treated with imidazole ciclopirox naftifine or terbinafine in cream lotion or gel that is applied directly to the affected area (topical) twice a day and continued for 7 to 10 days after the rash completely disappears which usually takes about 2 to 3 weeks. If the cream is discontinued too soon the infection may not be eradicated and the rash will return. Several days may pass before antifungal creams lotions or gels reduce symptoms. (See also table Some Antifungal Drugs Applied to the Skin (Topical Drugs).)


Infections that are difficult to treat and relatively widespread can occur in people infected with Trichophyton rubrum and in people with debilitating diseases. For such people the most effective therapy is an antifungal drug such as itraconazole or terbinafine taken by mouth for 2 to 3 weeks.
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