Dermatophytoses are superficial fungal infections that have different presentations and are named based on location.
Tinea corporis (ringworm) usually presents with lesions of varying sizes, degree of inflammation and depth of involvement found on the trunk, extremities or face excluding the beard area in men.
Tinea cruris (jock itch) are lesions found on the groin. It may affect the proximal medial thighs and extend to the buttocks and abdomen. The scrotum and penis tend to be unaffected.
The red scaling lesions with raised borders have pustules and vesicles at the active edge of infected area.
Tinea pedis (athlete's foot) are lesions found in the interdigital spaces (most common), sole of foot, and sides of feet.

Patient Education

  • Educate patient about conditions & practices that promotes fungal growth; fungi thrive in warm moist environments
    • Use foot powders to avoid maceration
    • Antifungal powder may be applied inside shoes
  • Encourage patient to wear loose-fitting garments preferably made of cotton or synthetic materials that are made to wick away moisture from the skin surface
    • Socks should have the same type of properties 
  • Make sure areas that are likely to become infected are dried completely before covering w/ clothes
  • Avoid walking barefoot
  • Avoid sharing garments
  • Avoid occlusive footwear
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