Nursing Interventions for Tinea Cruris


  • Provide general nursing care for fungal skin diseases, which focuses on enhancing skin integrity, providing pain relief, preventing infection, and providing client and family teaching.
  • Administer prescribed medications, which may include topical antifungal medication for mild conditions and griseofulvin or terbinafine for severe conditions.
  • Instruct the client to avoid excessive heat and humidity as much as possible, including avoiding wearing nylon underwear, tight-fitting clothes, and wet bathing suits.
  • Advise patients with tinea cruris to dry the crural folds completely after bathing and to use separate towels for drying the groin and other parts of the body.
  • Instruct the client to clean, dry and dust the groin area with a topical antifungal agent.
  • Advise patients with tinea cruris to avoid wearing tight-fitting clothing to prevent moisture build-up.
  • Advise patients with tinea cruris who are obese to lose weight.
  • Advise patients to put on socks before undergarments to minimize the possibility of fungal transfer from the feet to the groin.
  • Antifungal powders, which have the added benefit of drying the region, may be helpful in preventing recurrence of tinea cruris.

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