Tinea Faciei Treatment & Management

Updated: Jul 17, 2017
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Treatment

Medical Care

Most cases of tinea faciei are curable with topical antifungal agents. If a topical steroid has been applied, fungal folliculitis may be present. [29] Fungal folliculitis requires systemic therapy.

The frequency of daily application and duration of the treatment depend on the active ingredients of the preparation.

Topical ciclopirox and terbinafine possess additional anti-inflammatory effects, which are especially important in the therapy for infections caused by zoophilic dermatophytes in which inflammatory reactions are usually prominent.

Topical azoles are effective. Isoconazole nitrate and diflucortolone valerate combination therapy has been used successfully. [30]

Although rare, chronic and/or multiple lesions may require systemic therapy.

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Prevention

The isolation and treatment of infected pets is of great importance.

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