The most common are fungi on the feet, scalp, crotch and body. A fungal infection on the body is often called "Ringworm" and Tinea actually means worm in Latin, although the condition has nothing to do with this. Tinea can occur in many different places and be caused by different types of fungi, but it is most often "pityrosporum" which is a type of yeast.


The treatment is always the same no matter what type of fungus it is. You will need to start with an antifungal ointment and be asked to keep the affected area as dry and airy as possible. It may be to wear shoes that have an open toe, and light breathable underwear - depending on what is appropriate for the area being attacked. In other words, the goal is to make it as difficult as possible for the fungus to grow. If it is steadfast, medication can be taken.


Tinea can easily spread to other areas of the body. However, this is not dangerous and can be treated in consultation with a doctor.

The dermatologists at Dr.Dropin can provide medical advice, treatment plans, prescriptions, and referrals as needed, either in person or via video consultations.


How Dr. Dropin can help you

At Dr.Dropin you can come to experienced dermatologists who can diagnose and treat all skin disorders. Dr.Dropin is committed to offering good skin services at a fixed and predictable price, and with a short waiting time. For assessment and treatment of tinea, you can book an appointment for a physical consultation, or get help through a video or image consultation.

General Practitioner

At Dr.Dropin our experienced GPs provide a wide range of primary care services, similar to those provided by the NHS, either in the clinic or through video consultations.


At Dr.Dropin, you will receive specialist care from our expert Consultant Dermatologists provided by skindoc. With extensive experience from both public and private hospitals, we can assess and treat most chronic and acute skin disorders – either in the clinic, through video, or via a photo upload service.