Tinea Corporis

Tineo corporis, otherwise called ringworm, is a common fungal infection caused by Trichophyton, Microsporum, and Epidermophyton. It is called ringworm infection because the skin lesion resembles a worm that is shaped like a ring. This infection spreads rapidly from one part of the body to another.

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How to cure the round itchy patches present on the butt?

Query: Hi doctor, My skin is black with round patches near the butt. Patches grow fast and itch a lot. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. From your history and photo, (attachment removed to protect patient identity) it looks like a fungal infection (Tinea Corporis). There is no need to panic. You can apply Luliconazole cream for local application twice daily on the lesion...  Read Full »

What causes recurrent itchy spots in the butt area?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a small round area in the buttock that was causing itching, and it appeared two to three times last three months. I was applying Dermikem OC Max cream at that time. I consulted a doctor, and he said I am having tinea corporis. The medicines that I have used so far, as per the doct...  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Meena

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, the condition is known as tinea corporis and is very common these days. It is a cutaneous fungal infection that lives in the upper part of the skin epidermis. To fight against it, the s...  Read Full »

What is the best remedy for itchy red spots around the chest and shoulder?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an itchy and big circular red spot on my back. I discovered it three days ago. And then yesterday, I also noticed more small red spots around my chest and shoulder. Is it fungal infection or ringworm? What is the best or fast remedy for this? I used to have these before when I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry, dear. I will help you with your concern. From the history, it seems you have developed ringworm, which is also known as tinea corporis. Tinea is a kind of superficial fungal infection, which increases with sweating. Also, it has a tendency to recur if n...  Read Full »

What is your advice for a small itchy area in the buttock?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a small round area in the buttock that is causing itching. I had a similar itching area two to three times last month, and it was cured by applying Dermikem OC Max cream. I find today there is another itching area, and the photo is attached. These are some queries in this reg...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have any other family members affected? I am looking forward to your response to help you. Regards.  Read Full »

Please suggest medication for my widespread fungal infection on shoulders, breast, and stomach.

Query: Hello doctor, I have fungal infections on my shoulders, breasts and stomach. I have red spots and dry dandruff on my scalp and it is painful and irritating. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand that your concern, from your history I suppose you are already diagnosed with fungal infection/tinea corporis. As there could be many reasons for red rashes like urticaria, ezcema, atopic dermatitis, drug allergy, food allergy, fungal infection, follic...  Read Full »

Why are there red itchy patches on groin area?

Query: Hello doctor, Red itchy patches on groin area all the way spread around anus and thigh. Tried treating with camphor mixed with coconut oil first. Then used Cosvate GM, Ketoclean and Keto Soap. It has worsened.  Read Full »


Dr. Abhishek Ponathil

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have tinea corporis/cruris which is also known as ringworm/fungal infection. Kindly stop using the earlier medicines. You should take capsule Itraconazole 100 mg twice a day for 3 weeks. Also, take tablet Cetirizine 10 mg at night for the itching. Also apply Luli...  Read Full »

How to prevent the spread of ringworm?

Query: Hello doctor, I think I may have ringworm. It is located on the left side of my stomach (almost hip). I have tried putting Clotrimozol and Daktarin on it. I am afraid that it may spread to other parts of my body. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How long it has been there? What are the symptoms of it? Any other area affected? Any other family members affected? Any history of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, or thyroid disorder? Any known drug reaction? Looking forward to your response in order to help you.  Read Full »

Scaly and itchy rashes on my ankle does not subside with Penicillin. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a skin rash on my ankle. It has been there for six months now. I have tried Penicillin, steroid antifungal cream, and cider vinegar as well but it is slowly getting bigger. It is itchy with scaly flaky skin. I feel some fluid inside the red raised dots when I scratch it. It star...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Indeed the clinical image (attachment removed to protect patient identity) is more in favor of tinea corporis which is a fungal infection of the body. It also has the potential to spread and using steroid-based creams will add to the resistance of the problem. Kindly me...  Read Full »

Why do I have an armpit rash?

Query: Hello doctor, Seven months back, I developed a small scaly white patch on the left hand side of my scrotum. It did not change but my groin then became damp and very itchy. After a short period both groins were like that.¬†Last month, I saw a dermatologist who thought it might be eczema and prescribe...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Dermatologist, Venereologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Cosmetologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query in detail and viewed the attached pictures (attachments removed to protect patient identity) and understood your concern.  Read Full »

Can Terbinaforce Plus cream be used for ringworm infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having ring like patches all over the body for the past five months. I have itching all over the body including private parts and now it spreads to face as well. I had Griseofulvin tablets, Liv-Cet-5 twice daily and Terbinaforce Plus cream for the last 2 months. But, it did not cure...  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should not have used Terbinaforce plus cream (combination of Clobetasol propionate, Ofloxacin, Ornidazole and Terbinafine) as it contains Clobetasol which is a steroid. It aggravates fungal infection and does not get it cured. You should take capsule Itracona...  Read Full »

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