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Med-Science. 2016; 5(Supplement 1): 162-7

An Example of Traditional Treatments Administered for Skin Disorders

Ragip Ismail Engin.

Even today, when reaching hospitals and specialists is relatively very easy, it is observed that traditional methods are still in use. One of these methods is drawing a line over a dermatosis with a pen, called fixed pen. This method is especially used for superficial fungal infections, and it is believed that this treatment prevents the infection from spreading. Its use is especially prominent for tinea corporis in superficial fungal infections. Fungal infections seen anywhere on the body except hairy skin, beard, hands and feet are called tinea corporis or "ringworm". The tinea corporis is diagnosed by the KOH examination of the material picked up from the periphery of the clinical and active lesion. The treatment usually consists of topical antifungal creams, and rarely requires systemic treatment. The patient with tinea corporis was presented in this study to draw attention to traditional methods.

Key words: Dermatology, traditional treatment methods, tinea corporis

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