Fungal skin infections

Skin Conditions

Fungal skin infections

 

Fungal skin infections are caused by different types of fungi that can affect the skin on any part of your body. Athlete’s foot, ringworm and impetigo are all examples of fungal infections.

 

Human contact is a common reason for the transfer of fungal infections. This does not always have to be direct contact. Fungal infections can be contracted by walking barefoot in frequently populated areas (e.g., changing rooms and gyms) or sharing towels and bedsheets with an infected person.

 

Fungal infections can also occur as a side-effect of certain antibiotics. Additionally, those with diabetes or a poor immune system have an increased risk of developing a fungal infection.

 

Symptoms

 

Fungal infection can cause discomfort in the affected area. The most common symptom will be itching, which can be a source of great irritation.

 

Depending on the infection, you might also find that your skin is peeling, flaking and scaling. This symptoms may also accompany the appearance of a rash/rashes.

Treatment

 

There are a variety of anti-fungal medicines available to treat a range of fungal skin infections.  These medicines either prevent the reproduction of fungus or eradicate it entirely. They are most commonly available as creams that you rub directly into the affected area or through oral medication.

 

Ahmeys healthcare professionals can prescribe the appropriate anti-fungal medication to combat the specific set of symptoms you are experiencing, thereby treating your fungal infection efficiently and effectively.

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