By Gary M. White, MD
The term tinea faciei refers to a fungal infection of the face. Tinea barbae refers to a fungal infection of the beard area of a man.
An annular, red plaque or arc is typical. Pustules may be seen. KOH examination is positive.
A topical antifungal medication is usually sufficient.
- Terbinafine 250 mg po x 10-14 days.
- Itraconazole 200 mg daily for one week or 100 mg daily for 2 weeks
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