Fungal Skin Infection
What is a Fungal Skin Infection?
Fungal infections can occur in any body area, including the skin. Examples of such infections include athlete’s foot, ringworm, and intertrigo.
Thankfully, medical treatments are available to manage these conditions, and doctors can provide information on how to prevent recurrences of infection.
Symptoms of Fungal Skin Infections
Fungal infections can be uncomfortable, mainly due to the itching sensation that is associated with them. This itching can be very bothersome, making it hard to concentrate on tasks and generally making it difficult to do daily activities.
Symptoms such as rashes, peeling, flaking, and scaling can be signs of an infection and are very visible to others. Immediately seek medical attention to treat these symptoms. Don't be embarrassed - take care of your health right away.
What Causes Fungal Skin Infections?
It is possible to contract a fungal infection without directly contacting an infected person. In addition, it can be transmitted through contact with contaminated surfaces, objects, and materials such as clothing, bedding, and towels. Additionally, it can be spread through the air by inhalation of microscopic particles.
- Going shoeless in areas with many people, especially locker rooms in gyms or recreation centres, should be avoided.
- Sleeping in the same bed or using the same towel as someone infected with a disease can also put you at risk of getting infected.
After a bath or shower, it is essential to dry yourself thoroughly, paying particular attention to areas like your feet and between your toes. Moisture and warmth can create an environment where fungal infections can quickly develop.
Footwear that prevents airflow increases the risk of developing athlete's foot, so choosing breathable shoes that will enable airflow is essential.
People who have diabetes, a poor immune system, or who take certain antibiotics may be more likely to develop fungal infections.
How to Treat a Fungal Infection
Antifungal medications are used to treat skin infections caused by fungi. They either kill or prevent the fungus from multiplying. They can be taken orally as tablets or applied topically in creams directly to the affected area.
Once you have consulted with our doctor, he will give you the necessary information regarding the amount and frequency of the best antifungal medication. He will issue a prescription that can be emailed or mailed to you if required. You can then have the medication filled at any pharmacy of your preference.
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