Athlete’s Foot, Jock Itch, Finger & Toenail Fungus
Herbal Soakes and Ointments Eliminate Tinea
Tinea fungal infections are highly contagious and can affect virtually all areas of the skin. Tinea Pedis is dermatophytosis of the feet of which there are three kinds: vesicular type, erosive type, and squame-hyperkeratosis type. This is often referred to as athlete's foot. Tinea Capitis is ‘ringworm’ of the scalp, eyebrow’s, and eyelashes. Ringworm is the nickname for the tinea fungus. Tinea Barbae affects the beard and is very uncommon. Tinea Corporis usually affects the face and the upper part of the extremities and trunk. It is characterized by pea-sized circular, dry, scaly patches. Tinea Cruris typically occurs on the inner part of the thigh and the anus & genital region. This is associated with what is termed jock itch. Tinea Manus usually occurs on the palms of the hands. Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the fingers or toenails. Tinea Versicolor is very common and is characterized by fawn-colored patches that are usually on the upper trunk extending into the arms. Many people see white spots in the skin that are more noticeable when they get a tan in the summer.
Herbs are available for all forms of tinea infections and are highly effective. Recently, the FDA has restricted two herbs necessary to treat the toenails and fingernails. Therefore, this treatment takes longer and may be less effective until these herbs are cleared for importation again. For other forms of tinea, all of the herbs are FDA approved and I stock them in my clinic to help my patients.