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Experience:  6 years of experience as a family physician, general practioner; MD -Chest Diseases; Allergy, Asthma
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my son has small white spot/warts on his fingers joints and

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my son has small white spot/warts on his fingers joints and elbows h
e is 24 and is a landscape gardener
he also has i beleive a fungal problem with one of his finger nails which he has not damaged
could you advise what the white spots might be ND TREATMENT AND WHAT HE SHOULD DO ABOUT HIS FINGERNAIL AS IT HAS SEPEATED AT THE FREE EDGE AND SOME HAS SPLIT OFF MANY THANKS
Hi,

The white sopts are also due to fungal infection. This is a condition known as tinea versicolor, a superficial yeast infection that produces white spots on the skin that are difficult to remove.

* Avoidance of sharing clothing, sports equipment, towels, or sheets.
* Washing clothes in hot water with fungicidal soap .
* Avoidance of walking barefoot, wearing of appropriate protective shoes.
* After being exposed to places where the potential of being infected is great , washing with an antibacterial and anti-fungal soap or one that contains Tea Tree Oil, which contains terpinen-4-ol.

The treatment options include - Topical antifungal agents such as terbinafine 1% cream (Lamasil) applied twice daily until symptoms resolve (usually 1-2 weeks).

If these do not help he would need oral antifungal medications.

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