Tinea Barbae / Barbers Itch / Tinea Sycosis

Homeopathic_doctor_chandigarh_drthind_tinea-barbae
Tinea barbae is a ringworm infection in which there is formation of inflammatory, kerionlike plaques.Tinea barbae is the infection of beard and moustaches areas of face with fungus and mainly affects adult men.
Beard ringworm usually occurs in warm and humid climates can pass from animals to humans, so agricultural workers are commonly infected
The areas affected by beard ringworm are –chin cheeks, neck and upper lip.

Age / Sex group affected by Tinea Barbae / Barbers Itch / Tinea Sycosis

Beard Ringworm occurs in older teens and adult males.

Races affected by Tinea Barbae / Barbers Itch / Tinea Sycosis

Ringworm in beard occurs in people of all races.

Causes of Tinea Barbae / Barbers Itch / Tinea Sycosis

The main cause of tinea barbae is –
• Tinea verrucosum
• Tinea mentagrophytes

Tinea Barbae / Barbers Itch / Tinea Sycosis Signs and Symptoms

• Itching
• Pus filled pustules are seen around the hair follicles
• Oozing of blood and pus
• Fever
• Swollen lymph nodes

Investigations of Tinea Barbae / Barbers Itch / Tinea Sycosis

• Skin biopsy
• Brushings from scaly scalp areas
• Nail clipping
• Direct microscopy
• Dried smear
• Blood test /blood culture

Treatment of Tinea Barbae / Barbers Itch / Tinea Sycosis

Anti-fungal medications –creams and lotions such as
Clotrimazole

Prognosis of Tinea Barbae / Barbers Itch / Tinea Sycosis

Prognosis is good for Tinea barbae as the lesions undergo spontaneous remission within a few months.

Differential diagnosis of Tinea Barbae / Barbers Itch / Tinea Sycosis

• Acne Vulgaris
• Actinomycosis
• Candidiasis
• Contact dermatitis , Allergic
• Folliculitis
• Rosacea

Diet / management of Tinea Barbae / Barbers Itch / Tinea Sycosis

• Calendula ointment
• Usage of aloe-Vera gel as a shaving cream
• Vitamin A , B complex , Vitamin E
• Lactobacillus acidophilus supplements
• Keeping razor to self
• Avoiding scratching on skin
• Avoid alcohol
• Use of Petroleum based  oils

Homeopathic treatment for Tinea Barbae / Barbers Itch / Tinea Sycosis

Sulphur –
• Scalp dry, falling of hair
• Itching, scratching on scalp causes burning
• Pustular eruptions
• Skin affections arising after medications
• Symptoms worse from warmth and in evening

Petroleum –
• Skin dry, constricted and sensitive
• Thick , greenish crusts with burning and itching
• Moist eruptions on scalp
• Scalp sore to touch

Psorinum –
• Intolerable itching which gets worse in warmth
• Herpetic eruptions on scalp
• Excess oil secretion from sebaceous glands

Rhus toxicodendron –
• Red, swollen skin with intense itching
• Humid eruptions on scalp
• Eczematous eruptions with tendency for scale formation

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *







Dr Thind's Homeopathic Clinic

Why not ask your query directly to Dr. Thind’s team? Get an expert opinion FOR FREE!

Please fill your queries below and we will get back to you within 48 hours.

Homeopathy gives us the best treatment with full safety, effective and no side effects

Homeopathy gives a rapid, gentle and permanent results in most cases.
The use of homeopathy often avoids surgery.
Homeopathic remedies work on mind and body and also relieve tensions, worries and anxiety.

*I hereby agree that Dr. Thind’s Homeopathy can call me & send me emails.
Fill Member’s Details