Tinea Infection: Prevention and Complications

Prevention Tips

  • Keeping skin and feet clean and dry
  • Regular shampoo, especially after haircuts
  • Do not share clothing, towels, hairbrushes, combs, headgear
  • Try wearing sandals or shoes at gyms, lockers, and pools
  • Try to avoid touching pets with bald spots
  • Washing clothes in hot water with fungicidal soap after suspected exposure to ringworm can be beneficial

Watch Out

  • Hair loss
  • Scaly patches and inflammation
  • Pain and pus

When to See Doctor

Consult a doctor if following conditions are seen
  • Bacterial infection due to scratching
  • Swelling, warm skin
  • Sudden worsening in redness of the patches
  • Red streaking
  • Pus, drainage, and fever

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