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Tinea Infections Treatment

Led by the experienced Dr. Matthew Reschly, our team at MJR Dermatology is committed to offering specialized and effective treatment options for pediatric patients with Tinea infections. Located in Lawrenceville, we are equipped to manage the various types of Tinea, focusing on relieving symptoms and treating the underlying infection with a patient-centered approach.

Understanding Tinea Infections in Pediatrics

Tinea infections, commonly known as ringworm, are a group of fungal skin infections that affect different parts of the body. These infections are named based on the body part they infect and are not caused by worms, despite the misleading name. Children are particularly susceptible to these infections due to their active and social lifestyles.

Symptoms of Pediatric Tinea Infections

Recognizing Tinea symptoms in children is key to seeking timely treatment. Common indicators include:

  • Itchy, red, circular rashes that may be scaly or raised (classic ringworm appearance).
  • Scalp Tinea (Tinea Capitis) often leads to scaly, itchy patches on the scalp, sometimes with hair loss.
  • In Tinea Pedis (athlete’s foot), children may experience itching, burning, and peeling between the toes.
  • Tinea Cruris (jock itch) typically presents with a red, itchy rash in the groin area.

Types of Tinea Infections and Their Treatments

Tinea infections vary based on the affected body part, and each type requires a specific treatment approach:

  1. Tinea Capitis (Scalp Ringworm): This type often necessitates oral antifungal medication, as topical treatments are less effective for scalp infections.
  2. Tinea Corporis (Body Ringworm): Topical antifungal creams are usually sufficient to treat this form of Tinea.
  3. Tinea Pedis (Athlete’s Foot): Again, topical antifungals are typically effective, though good foot hygiene is also crucial in treatment and prevention.
  4. Tinea Cruris (Jock Itch): Topical antifungal creams combined with keeping the groin area clean and dry usually resolve this infection.

Diagnosing Tinea Infections in Kids

Accurate diagnosis is essential for effective treatment. At MJR Dermatology, we may use skin scrapings, viewed under a microscope, to confirm the presence of fungal elements. In some cases, a culture or other laboratory tests may be necessary.

Preventive Measures and General Care

Prevention plays a key role in managing Tinea infections. We advise on:

  • Maintaining good hygiene.
  • Keeping skin dry and clean.
  • Avoiding sharing personal items like towels or combs.
  • Wearing breathable, loose-fitting clothing.

Managing Tinea in the Long Term

Tinea infections can recur, especially in warm, humid environments. We focus on educating families about ongoing prevention and the importance of completing the full course of treatment, even if symptoms improve quickly.

Effective Solutions for Tinea in Lawrenceville

Dr. Reschly and his team are committed to offering effective, child-friendly treatments for Tinea infections. If your child is showing symptoms of a Tinea infection, early treatment is key to preventing spread and ensuring a quick recovery. Contact MJR Dermatology in Lawrenceville, GA, for expert care and effective solutions for pediatric Tinea infections.

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Matthew J. Reschly, M.D., PC


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