Skin is the largest organ in the human body. It protects the insides of the body from the outside and more crucially keeps the insides from becoming the outsides. It can also reveal several internal problems because it releases toxins in the form of sweat from the body.
Unexplained rashes and skin lesions can be early indications of systemic, internal yeast infection. Yeast infections are caused by fungi. A fungus is a primitive organism. Examples are mildew, mould, and mushrooms. Fungi live in water, plants, soil, and air. Some live in the human body. Only 50% of fungi are harmful.
Fungi may reproduce in form of tiny spores in the air. Such spores may be inhaled by humans. Therefore fungal infections often begin in the lungs or the skin. Fungal infections are common when your immune system is weakened. For fungal or yeast skin infections, antifungal cream for skin infection may be used.
Fungi are tough to kill. For nail and skin infections topical cream like Ketomac cream may be applied. Ketomac cream contains Ketoconazole, a broad spectrum anti-fungal agent. This compound works by interfering in the production of ergosterol, an important ingredient of cell walls of fungi. Thus holes appear in the fungal cell walls through which cell contents leak out, causing the death of the fungal cells.
Common Fungal Infections
Fungi can produce 2 kinds of infections: superficial and systemic. Superficial infections affect skin, nails, and hair. Systemic infections impact internal organs (liver, kidneys, brain, heart, blood, lungs).
Fortunately, superficial fungal infections are more common. Very few people would have escaped from any one of the following infections:
- Athlete’s foot (TineaPedis)
It is a fungal infection of the feet with redness, scaling, and itching. It may be caused by various fungi such as Epidermophyton, Microsporum and Trichophyton.
- Ringworm (TineaCorporis)
It can manifest as silver or red rash, anywhere on the body. It is typically circle shaped and is caused usually by the fungus called as Trichophytonrubrum. You can use an antifungal cream for yeast infection face like Ketomac cream.
It is ringworm impacting the scalp.
- Onychomycosis :
It is a fungal infection of the fingernails and toenails, which can involve any part of the nails including the plate, bed or matrix. It can cause disfigurement, discomfort, and pain. This infection is caused by many fungi but the most common one is dermatophyte. Nail infections may be caused also by moulds and yeast.
It is a common condition which results in small patches of skin to become discolored and scaly. They can be lighter or darker than surrounding skin and may even be pink or red. This condition is caused by the fungus Malassezia which normally resides on the skin without causing any problem.
- Cutaneous Candidiasis
Can affect any part of the body but more likely in warm, moist and creased portions like the groin and the armpit. Candida is the main reason for nappy rash in babies. It is also common with the obese and diabetics. This infection is enhanced by chemotherapy, steroid therapy, and antibiotics.
Candida can also cause: infection of nails, vaginal yeast infections, infection of corners of the mouth and oral thrush (a type of infection of the moist lining of the mouth)
As per studies, toenail infection, jock itch, dandruff, ringworm, and athlete’s foot are mostly caused by one of the fungi and infect 10 to 15 percent of the population of the world.
In sum, Ketomac cream in India is the best for treating common fungal infections.