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What activities should someone with trichomycosis nodularis avoid?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

If you have been diagnosed with trichomycosis nodularis, it is important to prevent further fungal infections. Because trichomycosis nodularis can be spread through person-to-person contact, you should avoid touching other people with the infected area. It is also important to make sure the infection of piedra does not spread to other parts of your body. To do this, you can avoid wearing tight clothing around the infected area (such as head scarves or spandex), which can trap sweat and create a warm, moist area for the fungus to breed in. Similarly, it is important to keep up excellent hygiene habits while you are being treated for trichomycosis nodularis. This includes bathing and combing hair regularly, washing clothes that have touched the infected area, and refraining from using large amounts of oils on your skin.

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