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TINEA BARBAE (Barber’s itch)

TINEA BARBAE (Barber’s itch)

Ques. 1  What is Tinea Barbae?

Ans.       A disease of the hair follicles of the face and neck occurring in men (also called ring-worm of beard).

AETIOLOGY: It is quite contagious and like all other forms of tinea is of sycotic origin, being a sycotic disease of hair follicles.

SYMPTOMS: The hairs are early affected, becoming brittle and loose. Nodules, pustules and papules appear upon skin. When there is much oozing crusts form, giving the lesion some appearance like that of pustular eczema, More or less burning and itching are present and disease pursues a slow, stub-born, chronic course, which without treatment would last for years. A microscope usually reveals the parasite. The lesions are tubercles and postules appearing in rings of patches that are slightly red and scaly. It is peculiar about these patches is that they show tendency to heal from their centres, while they continue to extend from their peripheries.

Ques. 2  What is the treatment of Tinea Barbae?

Ans.       The treatment of Tinea Barbae are :-

The remedies most frequently indicated in the different forms of tinea are: Rhus tox,Sepia, Tellur., Sulphur, Thuja. Mer.

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The remedies most frequently indicated in the different forms of tinea are: Rhus tox,Sepia, Tellur., Sulphur, Thuja. Mer. V., Psor., Pet., Ars., Iod., Mezer., etc.

  1. VINCA MINOR: Tinea tonsurans and circinatus. Red elevated rings on any part of the body; bright red spots covered with scales, severe itching day and night; elevated rings of vesiculo-papules with fine stinging, itching that disappears by desquamation; eruption worse upon the lower extremities.
  2. TEUCRIUM: Sycotic patients subject to polypus growths; skin dry, hard, covered with thick white scales; much burning and itching.
  • RHUS TOX: Rheumatic diathesis, vesicular or pustular forms: yellowish or straw coloured vesicles; raw, thick, brownish crusts: intense itching and burning; better by motion.


Ques. 3  What is Tinea versicolor?

Ans.       This is a contagious vegetable parasitic diseases of the skin, appearing in an erythematous, occurring anywhere on the body and due to the microsporon furfur.

  1. Aetiology: Is said to be easily transmitted from lower animals, such as from milking cows, etc. in very susceptible individuals, More common in adolescent and young adult men.
  2. Symptoms: Apart from mild itching and redness during sweating, there are no notable symptoms. The small fine scaly discoloured patches present usually on upper part of trunk, proximal parts of the upper extremities and may invoive the face.
  3. TREATMENT: Personal hygiene is most important, inner garments should be boiled and changed daily. Homoeopathic remedies as in Tinea barbæ.
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# Aarav 2018-02-25
Can gonorrhoea be caused by the infected towels, also provide the list of good gynecologist in Ranchi?
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# Dr. Naresh 2018-02-26
Gonorrhoea can be transmitted by the infected towels, handkerchiefs of the infected person, But most cases are due to sexual contacts, find here list of good Gynecologist in Ranchi.
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# Rohan Older than three months
Hii, I am from Tiruvanamalai, I want to know can cigerrete sharing can lead to syphilis ?
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# Dr. Naresh Older than three months
yes,sharing cigerette,drinking cups,common spoons etc can also lead to syphilis, Generally whenever the fluid of a person who has syphilis is shared,the infection can occur, you should also consult with good Gynecologist in Tiruvanamalai
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# Nishith Older than three months
Hello, plz tell me what are venereal diseases, can you plz suggest some good gynecologist in Godda ?
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# Dr. Naresh Older than three months
veneral diseases are those which can be spread through sexual contact, The spreading agents can bacteria ,viruses etc, The examples are syphilis and gonorrhoea can be can spread by sexual contact, you can also find list of Gynecologist in Godda.
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# Aarav Older than three months
My friend has been diagnosed with gonorrhoea, Please tell which tests will be advisable, also suggest gynec in West Champaran ?
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# Dr. Pooja Older than three months
VDRL tests should be done every month for 3 consecutive months for detecting syphilis as well as other sexually transmitted diseases,These tests should be conducted at proper times, find good Gynecologist in West Champaran
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# Jyoti Older than three months
Hii, can you plz tell me,What changes can occur in skin in syphilis patient, also suggest good obstertrician in Nainital ?
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# Dr. Naresh Older than three months
Rashes can occur on the skin in the near areas,rashes can be discrete and also symmetrical in nature, Rashes can also be pustular, you can consult with Obstetrician in Nainital.
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