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Skin Fungal Infection

Fungal skin infection usually occurs in intertriginous areas of the body like in between toes, below the breast, underarm, genital area caused by yeast or dermatophytes. Generally, fungal infection involves the upper most layer of epidermis, giving red, scaly, rash and itchy skin.
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Different type of fungal infection like Ringworm, Tinea, Jock itch, Athlete foot, tinea of hand, candidial/ yeast infection & Tinea Versicolor/Pitryasis Versicolor, Candidiasis/Yeast infection by latest treatment of Fungal infection.

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Symptoms
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Causes
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Treatment
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What is skin fungal Infection

A Fungal skin infection is a skin infection caused by fungus. Excessive growth of harmless fungus and other types of fungus causes fungal skin infections.

Fungus in skin affects your skin because it lives in the keratin, a protein that composes your hair, skin and nails .The name of the infection is derived in the body part where it confides.

Fungus is generally present and lives on all of us. Fungus is harmless most of time,but sometimes fungus cause a problem called a fungal infection.Fungus rarely spreads below the skin in normal healthy indivisual.

what is skin fungal
Ringworm/Tinea
    Ringworm
    • Ringworms forms a red, elevated ,rapidly growing, ring like sore on the skin.
    • The centre of the skin may be clear.
    • The scar itself contain scales,crust or fluid filled areas. The sore may have itching or pain.
    • Lesions commonly are found on the trunk, legs, arms , neck and face.

    Athlete’s foot-
    • Itching, stinging and burning between the toes and on the soles of the feet.
    • Itchy blisters
    • Excessive dryness of the skin on the bottoms or sides of the feet.
    • Cracking and peeling skin, especially between the toes and on the soles of the feet
    • Excessive dryness of the skin on the bottoms or sides of the feet
    • Toenails that are thick, crumbly, ragged , discolored or pulling away from the nail bed.
    Jock itch
    • Itching and redness in the genitals, inner thighs and buttocks.
    • Possible itching in anal area
    • Burning sensation in affected area
    Finger nail fungus
    • There is a yellowish or brownish discoloration that starts at the base of fingernail and spreads underneath of the skin.
    • There could be white or black patches on the affected area
    • The nail become thick and brittle .Also ,trimming of nails become difficult.
    • The nail may change its shape and start bending towards the middle of the nail bed.
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Candida/Yeast Infection

Candidasis is a fungal infection caused by Candida species or all yeasts. Among the Candida species, Candida albicans is the common .It is also referred as yeast infection, moniliasis, candidosis and odimoycosis. Candida albicans is a type of yeast that lives in all of us. When our immune system is working properly, the amount of Candida in our body is kept in balance.

Symptoms vary depending on the affected area. -

  • Symptoms of candida overgrowth like itching, redness and discomfort
  • In women Infection in the vagina causes severe itching, soreness, burning , irritation .
  • Thick,white lacy patches on top of a red base can form on the tongue palate, or elsewhere inside the mouth.
  • Candida organism typically occurs when the environment is warm and moist such as diaper areas and skin folds in infants.
  • In adults, candida occurs in intregenious area like in axila, groin,and below the breast.
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Pityriasis versicolor
  • Superficial fungal infection
  • Occurs in hot and humid environment, in case of excessive sweating and people with low immunity
  • Skin is covered with the patches which can be of white, red, brown or pink in colour
  • Commonly seen in trunk, arms, neck and back
  • Reduces in winters
  • Antifungal cream, antifungal lotion, antifungal shampoo, antifungal powder or sometimes oral antifungal medication
  • In adults, candida occurs in intregenious area like in axila, groin,and below the breast.
Causes
  • Candida is commonly present in the human body but their growth is only limited because of our immune system or inhibited with other bacteria which are also occupying in the body.
  • Close contact or sharing a comb,hair brush or a towel with someone who has tinea can spread the fungus from one person to another.
  • Because fungi need a warm,dark and humid place to grow .Public showers,pools,locker rooms, and even the warmth of shoes and socks can give fungi the perfect opportunity to strike.
  • Taking antibiotics can cause a yeast infection.Antibiotics get rid of germs that make us sick but they can also kill many harmless bacteria in our body.These harmless bacteria normally fight with the yeast for a place to live ,but when antibiotics kill them,the yeast is free to go.
  • Fungus can infect when a person have an immune system disorder.
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Treatment

If fungal infection of the body covers a large area, is severe or doesn’t respond to over-the-counter medicine,you may need a prescription-strength topical medication(lotion,cream or ointment) or an oral medication(pill,capsule or tablet).

Prevention
  • Keep the area clean and dry
  • To prevent fungal feet infection, change your socks regularly and try to wear cotton socks
  • Wear loose cotton clothing and preferably leather shoes so that skin can breathe.
  • Avoid plastic synthetic material shoes and clothing
  • Keep toe nail short and straight
  • Use anti-fungal powder/shampoo regularly

Oral Medication - These include itraconazole,fluconazole and terbinfina.

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