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Tinea Face Overview

Another name for Tinea Face is Tinea Faciei.

What is tinea faciei?
A person with tinea faciei has inflammation of the skin on the face, caused by a fungal infection. In males, it usually affects the bearded area of the face. Tinea faciei is more common in warmer climates.

What are the symptoms of tinea faciei?
Symptoms of tinea faciei include itchy, round, pink patches of skin on the face. The patches are raised and rough, and have a scaly border. The patches may appear darker than the surrounding skin.

How does the doctor treat tinea faciei?
Treatment for tinea faciei may include an antifungal cream or lotion, or oral antifungal medication.

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Last Updated: Feb 11, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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