A fungal infection (known as ringworm) of the bearded area of the face and neck, with swelling and marked crusting, often with itching. In the days when men went to the barber daily for a shave, tinea barbae was called barber’s itch. Treatment involves antifungal medications.
- Tinea capitis
A fungal infection (known as ringworm) of the scalp. This disorder occurs most commonly in children, especially those in late childhood and adolescence. It appears as scalp scaling associated with bald spots. Treatment involves antifungal medications.
- Tinea cruris
A superficial fungus infection of the crotch and perineum known popularly as jock itch. Good general hygiene helps prevent it, as does keeping the area clean and dry . Laundering underwear and athletic supporters frequently also helps, as do an antifungal or drying powder after bathing.
- Tinea incognito
Tinea corporis that has been modified by the application of high-potency topical steroids in a way that renders it no longer typical in appearance and makes it difficult to diagnose.
- Tinea unguium
People with diabetes; People with disease of the small blood vessels (peripheral vascular disease); and Older women (perhaps because estrogen deficiency increases the risk of infection); and Women of any age who wear artificial nails (acrylic or “wraps”). Artificial nails increase the risk for onychomycosis because, when an artificial nail is applied, the nail surface […]
- Tinel's sign
The sign that a nerve is irritated. Tinel’s sign is positive when lightly banging (percussing) over the nerve elicits a sensation of tingling, or ‘pins and needles,’ in the distribution of the nerve. For example, in carpal tunnel syndrome, where the median nerve is compressed at the wrist, the test for Tinel’s sign is often […]