Tinea faciei

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Tinea faciei
Other namesRingworm of the face
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Tinea faciei
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, Ketoconazole, Sulconazole, Naftifine

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 topical antifungal medication. Rarely, more extensive or long-standing infections may require treatment with oral antifungals. The infection will still be contagious between 24-48 hours of the first treatment.

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

See also


  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 978-1-4160-2999-1.

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