Tinea faciei

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Tinea faciei
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Tinea faciei
SpecialtyInfectious disease Edit this on Wikidata
SymptomsFacial ringworm appears as one or more pink-to-red scaly patches which contain bumps, blisters, or scabs.They can be itchy, and it may get worse or feel sunburned after exposure to the sun.
Treatmenttopical creams and lotions:

•Terbinafine •Clotrimazole •Miconazole •Econazole •Oxiconazole •Ciclopirox •Ketoconazole •Sulconazole •Naftifine

oral antifungal pills:

•Terbinafine •Itraconazole •Griseofulvin


Tinea faciei is a fungal infection of the face.[1]:301[2]

It generally appears as a red rash on the face, followed by patches of small, raised bumps. The skin may peel while it is being treated.[citation needed]

Tinea faciei is contagious just by touch and can spread easily to all regions of skin.[citation needed]


Most infections can be treated with prescription-strength topical creams and lotions, including:

•Terbinafine •Clotrimazole •Miconazole •Econazole •Oxiconazole •Ciclopirox •Ketoconazole •Sulconazole •Naftifine

Rarely, more extensive or long-standing infections may require treatment with oral antifungal pills, including:

•Terbinafine •Itraconazole •Griseofulvin •Fluconazole

The ringworm should go away within 4–6 weeks after using effective treatment.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.
  2. ^ Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. p. 1135. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0.

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