A patient presents to the clinic with tinea corporis. What would the nurse expect the physician to prescribe?


• Tinea corporis is a fungal infection of the skin of the body (trunk or extremities), also known as ringworm. Tinea corporis should be treated with a topical imidazole (antifungal), such as miconazole cream.

Ringworm can affect the skin on your:

  • Beard (tinea barbae)
  • Feet (tinea pedis [athlete's foot])
  • Groin area (tinea cruris [jock itch])
  • Scalp (tinea capitis)

• The other three options are not indicated for the treatment of fungal infections.

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