Skin fungal infection

Fungal infection of the skin is one of the most common skin diseases. To avoid the uncomfortable symptoms and spreading, it is recommended to visit a doctor as soon as possible, and start treating the fungal infection.


What are the symptoms of fungal infection?

It mostly develops on the bends of the body (groin, armpit, beneath the breasts, between fingers). It appears as reddish, peeling, itching spots on the skin.


How can the chance of fungal skin infection be reduced?

Outer and inner predisposing factors both play a part in the development of the infection. If possible, it is best to try and avoid as many of them as possible, or to decrease their risk by paying attention.
  • Outer predisposing factors: tight clothes, plastic shoes, wetness
  • Inner predisposing factors: obesity, antibiotics, prolonged use of birth control pills, diabetes, sweating, pregnancy, adrenal cortex diseases, vasoconstriction, a state of post-thrombosis, lymphedema


How is it treated?

In early stages, skin fungal infection is usually treated with local medications (creams, tinctures with alcohol). Although it depends on the severity of the infection, the fungus usually can be removed from the body within 8-10 days.


The symptoms of untreated fungal infection

The infection cannot be fought off by the body on its own. The skin fungal infection, in lack of any treatment, can spread to other parts of the body, or lead to the development of eczema. Combined with a bacterial infection, erysipelas, inflammation of blood vessels, or ulceration of the skin can also appear.

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