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Tinea Corporis

Tinea Corporis is nothing but a superficial infection. It is caused by a fungus and is noticed especially on the legs and arms though it may be noticed on any other part of the body as well. Tinea Corporis is noticed as raised rings in an inflamed red color. These raised ovals are usually itchy. They also cause an irritation. This infection was named ringworm long before the actual cause was known and today it is still known as Ringworm even though it is not caused by a worm.

Tinea Corporis Treatment

The easiest tinea corporis treatment usually includes the application of an anti fungal cream.  This cream is easily available. This cream can be applied twice a day to the infection. If this treatment for tinea corporis is continued for about three weeks, the infection shows signs of subsiding. However, in order to ensure that the infection is completely cured, it is advisable to continue the same medication for at least a week longer. In some cases the infections comes back if the medication is stopped abruptly. However, in some cases Tinea corporis treatment may include the consumption of medication. This is especially true in the case of infections that refuse to clear up quickly. You can also treat Tinea Corporis by ensuring that you eat a healthy diet. The diet should not include food stuffs that contain white flour, sugar or even cheese. Instead it should include vegetables and fruits, cooked with very little oil or else eaten raw. Whole grains are recommended as is the consumption of yogurt since it contains a bacteria which helps to control the infection.

Tinea corporis can be prevented by the simple method of following some precautions. You should always ensure that you wash your hands, especially after you have been touching animals, plants or even soil. Since Tinea corporis can spread through touching an infected person, you should avoid doing this. Keep away from people who do show evidence of being infected by any kind of fungal infection. If you play some sport where you have to come in contact with other people you should take extra precautions to ensure that you do not get an infection from any of them. Wearing loose fitting clothes made out of natural fiber also helps.

Tinea infections that appear on the body are known as tinea corpus and can cause the sufferer a lot of trauma but you should always remember that this infection can be treated.