Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Fungal Infection of the Beard Treatment

Treatment for tinea faciei may include an antifungal cream or lotion, or oral antifungal medication. Most cases can be cleared up with a topical medication. In most cases, the rash resolves within a month with appropriate treatment. Fungal folliculitis is a deeper infection that requires treatment with oral anti-fungal medicines.

Specific treatment for tinea faciei may include:

Fungal Infection of the Beard Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of tinea faciei.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • Am I contagious?
    • For how long?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • How do I avoid passing the infection to others?
  • How long will I be on medication?
  • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
  • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Do I need to change my diet?
  • Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
  • When can I resume my normal activities?
  • When can I return to work?
  • What else can I do to reduce my risk for having tinea faciei again?
  • How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
  • What local support and other resources are available?

Fungal Infection of the Beard Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat tinea faciei:

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Last Updated: Jun 10, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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