Tinea Barbae Symptoms, Causes And Treatment

Tinea Barbae (also called “barber itch”, “Ringworm of the beard,” and “Tinea sycosis”) is a fungal infection of hair. Tinea Barba is due to a dermatological infection around men’s bearded area. Generally, the infection occurs in the form of a follicular swelling, or a catnip occurs in the form of cutaneous granulomatous, i.e. an old swelling reaction. This is one of the reasons for Folliculitis. This is the most common among agricultural laborers, because transmissions are more common than animal-to-humans compared to humans. The most common causes are Trichophyton mentagrophytes and T. verrucosum.

Tinea Barbae often affects farmers and is due to direct contact with infected animals. It is rarely passed from person to person.

Tinea Barbae is usually swollen with red long areas, pustules and crystalline (Kerion) around the hair. The hair can be pulled out easily. Surprisingly, it is not very itching or painful.

Transmission of Tinea Barbae for humans is exposed to human skin in contact with an infected animal. Transition can sometimes be transmitted through the exposure of infected animal hair to human skin. Tinea Barbae is rarely broadcasted in human contact with humans, but it is not entirely impossible.

The cause of Tinea Barbae is often a zoophilic (Animal) fungus:

•  T. verrucosum  (originating from cattle)
•  T. mentagrophytes var. equinum (originating from horses)
Tinea Barbae is usually caused by the exposure of thick facial hair with an ectothrix pattern (spores on the outer). In ectothrix infection, fungal filaments (hyphens) and spores (arthroconidia) cover outside the hair.

The main symptoms that are affected by the Tinea Barbae are infected areas infected area, the affected areas around the red and dirty skin, swelling and redness are poultry or blisters. Walking around the hair in the infected area, it would be easy to pull hair out on the infected area too. Tinea Barbae may be itching or painful but these symptoms are not always there.

In the diagnosis of Tinea Barbae, firstly doctors will be asked questions about interaction with farm animals and lifestyle experiences. The doctor will receive knowledge on the potential disease by the microscope, seeing the skin beneath a microscope to get a big view of the infected area. Hair scrapping and hair removal on the infected area will be done for medical examination. Under UV light, it may be obtained to obtain the cause of Tinea Barbae to enter the infected area, because the infection caused by animal and human contact compared to other causes of this disease, in the form of fluorescent under ultraviolet light Will not show up.

Treatment may vary with the severity of infection. Tinea Barbae’s middle cases can be treated with topical antifungal drugs. Topical antifungal drugs come in the form of creams, which can usually be obtained at the counter. The more serious cases of Tinea Barbae warrant the oral antifungal drug.

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