Tubular versicolor: which drugs uses modern medicine to treat?
Good day to all who are reading our articles on the subject of dermatology. Today I am going to consider the problem of tubular depriving the nature of the disease, and how it can be cured.
What do we know about the disease
Tubular ringworm in humans has several names: scaly, multi-colored, sun fungus.
The disease itself is contagious, as the basis for its development lies a fungal infection. But in comparison with other forms of lichen, fungal nature, ringworm tubular malacanthidae.
The pathogen affects the Horny layer of the epidermis, lying in the follicular mouths in the cells of the stratum corneum.
What happens when infection?
Experts believe that the incidence of ringworm especially high in the following categories of persons:
- Suffering from tuberculosis;
- Having a specific composition of sweat;
- Violation of the peeling process of the cells of the stratum corneum;
- The individual characteristics of the skin, making the patient susceptible to such disease.
In children under the age of 7 a lichen — an extremely rare phenomenon. Most are young men and women.
If the doctor suspected him of a child, one must be alert about such pathologies as diabetes, vegetarian (which is accompanied by increased sweating), tuberculosis.
Factors contributing to increased incidence
Any disease appears only when the combination of the trigger, or the start-up factors. Tubular ringworm is no exception.
Often in history when interviewing the patient cannot identify these predisposing causes which arose shortly before the disease:
Dermatological studies have shown that tubular ringworm is closely associated with Hodgkin’s disease and tuberculosis.
In some areas of the skin spots appear. They are non-inflammatory, over time, become different colors.
Do they originate from the mouth of the hair follicle, extending to the periphery. In the beginning, they have yellow-brown-pink color.
Quickly grow and merge with each other. The color changes to dark brown or coffee with milk. It gave deprive another name for «mixed» (see photo).
Concern, they do not deliver, above the skin level does not rise. Their surface is covered with small scales, especially with a light scraping.
Most often localized spots on the chest and back, but can also be in other areas (neck, stomach).
The lesions exposed to the sun’s rays don’t tan, so on the background of tanned healthy skin look pale.
If joined to the patient’s complaints of itching, pain, you should exclude secondary bacterial infection.
The disease long-term, recurrence is common in children during pubertal period marked a pronounced increase in spots.
I recommend to watch the video where the dermatologist describes in detail the disease:
Before you start treatment, you should definitely see a specialist and pass the necessary tests, so as not to confuse ringworm with tubular diseases such as syphilitic roseola, pink ringworm Gibert, and after formation of hypopigmenting the spot with syphilitic leukoderma.
The choice of drug for the treatment of fungal diseases always depends on the patient’s age, state of health, indications and contraindications.
Previously used such drugs:
After that, the patient was recommended to take a bath, to remove surface dead skin cells using normal soap and a washcloth.
That is, the goal was the removal of the cells of the Horny layer of the epidermis.
For topical therapy is currently most often used:
The most secure are ketoconazole, intraconazole and Orungal. Specialists give preference to drugs that selectively accumulate in the stratum corneum of the epidermis.
After the relief of clinical symptoms, the patient is recommended to use Cycloserine. This tool is designed to fight hypopigmentation of the skin.
Treat ringworm and folk remedies. Mainly used preparations based on marigold, hellebore, juice, onion, St. John’s wort, sorrel, Apple cider vinegar and black currant.
Make a video about people’s methods against the disease:
It is important to note that self-treating tubular depriving rarely yields positive results, often causes complications. Therefore, the issue of prescription antifungals should be decided only by the dermatologist.