Tinea (Fungus) Treatment in Charlotte, NC Darst Dermatology offers personalized tinea treatment in Charlotte, Matthews, and the surrounding North Carolina communities. What Is Tinea? Tinea is also known as ringworm, but it’s not actually a worm. It’s a fungal infection of the skin that can appear anywhere on your body. Your head, feet, nails, and groin are particularly susceptible. The infection looks like a round, red scaly patch on your skin with a raised border and flat center. Occasionally, they ooze fluid and scab over. Tinea on your scalp may cause your hair to fall out in a local area. How Is Tinea Treated? Tinea is contagious so you should get medical attention quickly. Over-the-counter treatments can sometimes help, but if the condition doesn’t respond, Dr. Darst can order prescription-strength medicine. Recurring infections should be treated with internal medications to eliminate the fungus from your blood. Occasionally, a skin scraping or biopsy may be necessary to identify and culture the fungus. Dr. Darst, a board-certified dermatologist, offers expert tinea treatment to residents of Charlotte, Matthews, and other Metrolina communities in North Carolina. Schedule a consultation today by calling 704-321-3376. Darst Dermatology is conveniently located at 11301 Golf Links Drive North, Charlotte, NC 28277.