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.