Trichomycosis Pubis Treatment & Management

Updated: Jul 18, 2022
  • Author: Jeannette Rachel Jakus, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Treatment

Medical Care

As no therapeutic studies specific to trichomycosis are available, management strategies mirror erythrasma treatments. [8] Treatment involves alleviating the hyperhidrosis through the use of drying agents. Topical antibiotics containing clindamycin, erythromycin, or fusidic acid are helpful and also treat the erythrasma that may be associated. [8, 22, 23] Additional recommended agents include naftifine hydrochloride cream (1%), which has been used for its combined antifungal and antibacterial actions. [24] Benzoyl peroxide and sulfur soaps have also been reported to be effective in the treatment and prevention of trichomycosis. [8, 18] Furthermore, rubbing while washing may disrupt the biofilm and increase the permeability of antiseptics, and shaving/clipping of the affected area and regular use of antiperspirants (including aluminum chloride) is often helpful and can reduce recurrences. [8]