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Trichomycosis Case Study

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Trichomycosis axillaris is a relatively common Common cold superficial bacterial colonization of the axillary hair shafts. Granular concretions, which are yellow, black, or red, adhere to the hair shaft and clinically characterize this condition.
It results from corynebacterial overgrowth on hair shafts in moist regions of the body and predominantly affects axillary hair, and to a lesser extent, pubic hair (trichomycosis pubis).
It is caused by several species of the gram-positive diphtheroid Corynebacterium, not by a fungus as the name may imply.
The fastest method of treatment is to shave the affected hair.
Benzoyl peroxide (gel or wash formulations) aids in treatment and prevents recurrence.
Antiperspirant helps treat and prevent the condition by reducing axillary hyperhidrosis. Topical antibiotic preparations such as clindamycin or erythromycin also are effective.
“Drying” powders may assist treatment.

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