Tinea faciei is a fungal infection of the face.:301 It generally appears as a red rash on the face, followed by patches of small, raised bumps. The skin may peel while it is being treated.
|Other names||Ringworm of the face|
|Symptoms||Facial ringworm appears as one or more pink-to-red scaly patches which contain bumps, blisters, or scabs.They can be itchy, and it may get worse or feel sunburned after exposure to the sun.|
|Treatment||topical creams and lotions:Terbinafine , Clotrimazole, Miconazole, Econazole, Oxiconazole, Ketoconazole, Sulconazole, Naftifine|
Tinea faciei is contagious just by touch and can spread easily to all regions of skin.
Most infections can be treated with topical antifungal medication. Rarely, more extensive or long-standing infections may require treatment with oral antifungals
The ringworm should go away within 4–6 weeks after using effective treatment.
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