Tinea infection (Ringworm) is the fungal infection of the skin.
It is a contagious disease, can spread by skin-to-skin contact, or indirectly through towels, clothes, shoes or floors.
The most commonly affected areas by tinea are flexures like groin (Tinea cruris) and body areas (Tinea corporis) like waist, under fold of breast, axilla and gluteal region. It can also occur on feet (Tinea pedis), hand (Tinea mannum) and in nails (Tinea ungium).
Improper and incomplete treatments or use of topical or oral steroids can lead to resistant cases or recurrence of the disease. These has led to increased prevalence of tinea now-a-days.
SPARSH provides a complete steroid free treatment for tinea infection. A complete course of medicated therapy is strongly recommended to prevent recurrence of disease.
In addition to it, a series of preventive steps and precautions are advised for quick recovery and preventing its spread in families.