Fungal skin infections

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Fungi-dermatophytes, affecting the skin, as well as other fungi can live only in a moist and warm environment. Knowing this, it becomes clear why dermatophytes appear in certain parts of the body, for example, between the toes, in the groin area, under the armpit.

Symptoms

  • Fungus most often appears between the toes, under the armpit.
  • Itching.
  • Red spots, with scaly edges.
  • Breaking hair.
  • The skin of the head is sprinkled with flour.
  • Brown or white spots on the skin.

Causes

Fungi that affect the skin, as well as their relatives living on plants, form spores that could be compared to plant seeds. Disputes can remain alive for several years.

There are many different ways to "catch" the fungus. Very important is the environment found by the fungus that gets to the skin. Good conditions for the appearance of a fungal infection are sweating, stress, insufficient dryness of the skin after washing or bathing, etc. Such conditions are typical not only for saunas, baths, swimming pools, gyms, they are formed in public transport - wherever in a close room is concentrated many people. It is interesting that in small children the foot fungus is especially rare.

True, they are more often sick with thrush - fungal disease, in which the oral cavity, mucous membranes and genital organs are affected.

Wishing to avoid fungal infections, it is necessary to monitor the hygiene of the body, after bathing dry the skin, do not wear clothes and shoes that do not pass the sweat.

Treatment

In addition to the treatment of fungal diseases, their prevention is very important. Of course, it is best not to catch fungal infections at all.

First of all, it is necessary to use all possible preventive measures. After visiting places where you can get infected with fungal infections, it is recommended to cleanse and even disinfect the corresponding skin areas. After infection, you must try to ensure that the affected skin is always clean and dry. Especially when treating the foot fungus with special substances it is necessary to ensure the dryness of the feet and the area of the interdigital spaces.

If it is suspected (for the symptoms of the disease noted), the fungal skin lesion should be contacted immediately by a dermatologist (skin disease specialist). The doctor primarily prescribes drugs that inhibit the growth of the fungus, in severe cases, intensive therapy is prescribed by a whole complex of preparations.

All skin fungal diseases are not life threatening. However, the fungus is a very "boring" disease and requires long-term treatment.

Contact with a person infected with a stop fungus is not dangerous: it is only necessary to disinfect and clean the feet and fingers well. If you do not, you doom yourself for a long, painful treatment.

 

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