Published on Jul 17, 2019 - 2 min read
This article will give you information about different fungal infections and their prevention.
Ringworm, tinea cruris, tinea corporis, tinea anguvam, jock itch, etc., are all highly contagious. They spread very fast. They spread directly by skin to skin contact, contact with infected clothes, animals, sharing of combs, bedsheets, poor hygiene, etc. It is a prevalent condition, and more than 10 million cases are being reported per year in India. If the patient takes proper treatment at the beginning with adequate hygiene, it can be curable easily, but if the patient ignores it in the beginning, then it takes time to cure completely.
What Are the Types of Fungal Skin Infections?
The common name for infection is Tinea. As per the location, it has different names:
What Are the Causes of Fungal Skin Infections?
Fungus is the cause of the all above conditions. A tiny fungus is known as a dermatophyte. They live on superficial skin, and when the situation is favorable, they cause rashes. Sometimes it can also happen because of:
What Are the Symptoms of Fungal Skin Infections?
How Can Fungal Skin Infections Be Prevented?
Along with these points, you can take homeopathic medicines, as they do not have harmful chemicals and steroids.
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