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Fungal Skin Infections - Types, Symptoms, and Treatment

Published on Jul 17, 2019   -  2 min read

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This article will give you information about different fungal infections and their prevention.

Fungal Skin Infections - Types, Symptoms, and Treatment

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:

  1. Tinea Cruris - Fungal infection in genitals, inner thighs, and buttocks.
  2. Tinea Corporis or Ringworm - Superficial fungal infection.
  3. Tinea Pedis - Fungal infection between toes.
  4. Tinea Capitis - Fungal infection in scalp, eyebrows, and eyelashes.
  5. Tinea Unguium - Fungal infection in nails.

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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