SKIN FUNGAL INFECTION – Symptoms, Causes, Treatments

skin fungal infection

Do you know, any person who isn’t possessive about their skin? Your answer must be NO. Well, everyone wants to look beautiful and skin care comes on the top of beauty conscious people’s list. Skin care includes preventing your skin from multiple dangerous diseases that are basically skin fungal infection.

LIST OF SOME SKIN FUNGAL INFECTION: SYMPTOMS

Here, is a list of some very dangerous skin fungal infection which can ruin your skin completely.

RINGWORM INFECTION:

Ringworm is around red and itchy rash. It is formally known as dermatophytosis. However, ringworm is also known by different names depending upon the body part it has affected. For example, the fungal infection of the nails is known as onychomycosis or tinea unguium. It can also occur in hands, feet, and face.

skin fungal infection

SYMPTOMS:

The world is full of molds, yeast, and fungi, only a few of them cause skin disease. These are called the dermatophytes which means skin fungi. Above all, they live on the dead layer on top of the skin. The most concerned risk factor is being in contact with an individual who’s affected by ringworm. Not only that but, people having weak immune systems are affected by that. Also, damp areas are favorable conditions for the growth of fungus, so areas like communal shower can be places causing ringworm.

TREATMENT:

Ringworm can be treated with antifungal medications either topically or systemically. For topical treatment, antifungal creams can cure the condition within the span of two weeks. Creams that contain clotrimazole such as Desenex cream, Lotrimin cream, lotion or solution.

JOCK ITCH INFECTION:

Jock itch that is also known as tinea cruris. It is one of the common skin infection that is caused by a type of fungus called tinea. The fungus thrives in warm, moist areas of the body. As a result, the infection can affect the areas like inner thighs and buttocks. Noteworthy, this infection occurs more frequently in wet climates. Jock itch appears as an itchy red rash that is often ring-shaped.

skin fungal infection

SYMPTOMS:

Jock itch is slightly contagious. Therefore, it can be transferred by the contact of two bodies or the fungus lingering on the object. Its symptoms include itchy burning areas with red circular elevated edges. Peeling or flaking of the skin can be one too.

TREATMENT:

 Wash and simultaneously dry the affected area (jock itch) with a clean towel or cloth. Apply the antifungal cream, spray or powder as directed in the medication. Change clothes regularly; most importantly undergarments.

YEAST INFECTION:

Skin fungal infection by yeast is known as cutaneous candidiasis. They are caused by fungi that are yeast-like called candida. This infection occurs when yeast on the skin grows more energetically and causes a red itchy rash on the skin. It mostly occurs in warm and damp areas and can be on different parts of the body. Yeast infection is especially found among people who are the target of obesity or who have diabetes. Moreover, people taking antibiotics can also be at risk of having a candida infection.

skin fungal infection

SYMPTOMS:

Patches that discharge clear fluid. Also, pimple type bumps may lead to yeast infection. Itching or burning of the skin can be one sign too.

TREATMENT:

Candida infection of the skin can be treated by antifungal creams like Fluconazole, Miconazole other other creams can be applied and other medications can be prescribed by the doctor. Avoiding moisture can be helpful by keeping the area clean and dry. Intertrigo that acts as an antibiotic yeast agent can help reduce moisture content as well.

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