Trichomycosis Pubis Treatment & Management

Updated: Aug 25, 2017
  • 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, 19, 20] Additional recommended agents include naftifine hydrochloride cream (1%), which has been used for its combined antifungal and antibacterial actions. [21] Benzoyl peroxide and sulfur soaps have also been reported to be effective in the treatment and prevention of trichomycosis. [8, 17] 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]

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Prevention

Since studies show notably higher incidence in regions of the world with high humidity and temperatures and in people with poor hygiene, measures aimed at maintaining dry skin and proper hygiene should be emphasized.

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