Tinea (Superficial Fungi, Dermatophytosis, Ringworm)
Mycolog® and its generic counterparts (triamcinolone/mycostatin combinations) do not treat tinea infections.
Topical steroids used alone may initially improve symptoms by suppressing inflammation, but will worsen the infection in the long run.
The combination of betamethasone diproprionate (a potent fluorinated corticoid) and clotrimazole (Lotrisone®) is, in the authors’ opinion, inappropriate for use in intertriginous regions and, in the authors’ experience, often exacerbates dermatophyte infections wherever it is used.
KeywordsAlopecia Areata Tinea Capitis Nail Plate Tinea Pedis Tinea Corporis
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