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People of all ages experience different types of ailments, both small and big, at some point of time in their lives. Fungal infections in skin are quite common and occur if fungus occurs on a particular part of the body. The body’s immune system also is not able to resist its occurrence. Fungus is known to live in plants, water, soil and air around us. Also are present few fungi which exist naturally within the human body.

Similar to many microbes, you can come across harmful and helpful fungi. The latter when invades the body can make it difficult to destroy and eliminate them since they adapt to their surrounding environment and then re-infect the person managing to get better.

Symptoms

Fungal infection symptoms depend upon the type. Few common symptoms are given below:

  • Itching
  • Skin changes, becoming red and peeling or cracking.

Types of fungi

Fungal infections that commonly affect are:

  • Athlete’s Foot: It is also referred to as Tinea pedis is regarded to be one that affects commonly the food region. It is mostly associated with athletes and sports, since fungus is found to grow in moist, warm environments, like shoes and socks, locker rooms and sports equipment. But any person can be affected with this fungi and it is common during summer and winter months. It has the ability to multiply quickly.

Symptoms: It may vary from one person to the other. Few symptoms include:

  • Infected skin getting soft or the layers begin to break down.
  • Blisters or redness on affected region.
  • Skin scales and then peels away.
  • Cracking or peeling skin.
  • Burning, stinging or itching sensation within the affected region.

Prevention, diagnosis & treatment: Not every itchy foot can be termed to be occurrence of athlete’s foot. Usually, infection is diagnosed with scraping of scaling skin and thorough inspection under microscope to find evidence of occurrence of fungus. Topical antifungal ointments are often prescribed to treat this fungal issue, which can be purchased online or over the counter. Also you need to take proper care of your feet and keep it dry all the time as it will destroy the fungus quickly. Prevention techniques include providing the feet with plenty of breathing air and keeping it dry and clean all the time. Sandals should be worn in locker rooms and public showers.

  • Yeast infection: This might take place in the vaginal area and are considered to be common type of Candida overgrowth occurring in women due to Candida albicans. Yeast and bacteria present in the vagina in normal balance gets disturbed by Candida overgrowth. This bacteria imbalance could be because of hormone imbalances, poor eating habits, stress and antibiotics. Also diaper rash and fungal toenail infections may be caused.

Symptoms: It includes:

  • Soreness and redness around the vagina.
  • Pain or burning sensation during intercourse or urination.
  • Swelling and itching around vagina.
  • Development of rash over time as noticed in few cases.
  • Unusual vaginal discharge like watery discharge or gray clumps resembling cottage cheese.

Prevention, diagnosis & treatment: If left untreated on time, its symptoms only become more severe and painful. The symptoms of this fungal infection are easy to diagnose. Past medical history like STIs (sexually transmitted infections) or yeast infections are taken into account. Also is known if antibiotics are being taken. To check infection signs, cervix and vaginal walls are examined thoroughly. To avail proper diagnosis, cells are taken from vagina. It is based upon the severity of the infection that treatment is provided. Some common forms of treatments include suppositories, tablets or creams, available over the counter or online. But complex treatments will be necessary to treat complicated infections. Prevention of skin fungal infection causes is better done by maintaining proper hygiene and having well balanced diet. Loose fitting clothes to be worn created from natural fibres to prevent infection. Hot water needs to be used to wash underwear and feminine products are to be changed frequently to avoid fungal growth or its further spread to the other body parts.

  • Ringworm: Also referred to as Tinea corporis is caused by fungus surviving on dead tissues like the nails, hair and skin. It causes both athlete’s foot and jock itch. When it occurs on any part of the body it is referred to as ringworm.

Symptoms: It is easy to notice due to its unique shape. There occurs a red patch which can be scaly or itchy and often with time, turns into ring shaped, raised patch on the skin. If not treated on time, it can spread into numerous rings. The ring’s external part is red and can appear bumpy or raised. The ring interior portion becomes scaly or remains clear. This fungal infection however, is considered to be highly contagious, as it may affect other person through skin to skin contact including contact with pets like dogs. Fungus has the ability to survive on objects like brushes, clothes and towels. It also affects the mud and soil. Hence, children and adults who work or play in the infected place are likely to contract this fungal infection.

Prevention, diagnosis & treatment: There are many skin conditions which are often mistaken for ringworm. Usually for diagnosing purpose, skin sample is taken. Once confirmed, treatment is prescribed depending upon severity of the symptoms. Medicated ointments and creams will often suffice to provide remedy to such fungal infection and are available online or over the counter. But severe ringworm or occurring on scalp region will need proper prescription from a well-established physician. Prevention includes maintaining basic hygiene at all times; keep the skin dry and clean. Sandals are recommended when using locker rooms or public showers and to avoid sharing towels and items.

It is necessary to understand that fungal infections affect humans and are common instances. Therefore, not being serious, it can be treated quickly. The best way to treat it is to use ketomac antifungal cream.


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Fungal infection is a condition that affects millions of people, worldwide. There are several kinds of fungal infection impacting different parts of the body.

The fungus is a single cell kind of organism which survives by living on other living beings. For the sake of survival, fungi invade the living cells and draw its nourishment, from such cells. Fungi typically live in shady, dark and moist places. Therefore most fungal infections are found in the groin, armpit, genital areas, ears, and mouth.

Causes

Fungal infections are caused by molds, yeasts, and dermatophytes. There are around 40 different species of dermatophytes and they gain their nutrition from keratinized material just as other organism causing a fungal infection of scalp, nails, and skin.

Yeasts occur naturally on the skin but sometimes multiply unabated resulting in symptomatic infections. Molds are a not so common cause of fungal infections but they can cause TineaNigra (painless black or brown patches on the skin) as well as some hard to treat nail infections.

Antifungal Cream

Fungal infections affect some body parts like back, neck, and scalp. Common fungal infections are ringworm, candidiasis, jock itch, athlete’s foot, and dandruff. The good news is that topical antifungal cream can not only cure the infection but also destroy the presence of fungi in the affected area.

All fungal infection must be diagnosed properly by a dermatologist or physician, who can prescribe the needed antifungal cream. Fungal infections are of various kinds, impacting different parts of the body, so a correct diagnosis must be made by the doctor who only can decide which antifungal cream to apply.

Mostly, fungal infections are accompanied by other agents which cause itching or rashes. Hence the antifungal cream must treat the additional infections. For the right treatment, you will have to follow the proper instructions on how to use the cream; how many times a day it must be applied and how long it will take to cure the infection.

Topical antifungals may be used to treat fungal infections of the nails, skin, vagina and mucous membranes. Examples of infections treated by antifungals include:

  • Nail infections
  • Candida infections
  • PityriasisVersicolor ( flaky, discolored skin patches)
  • TineaCapitis ( fungal infection of the scalp)
  • TineaBarbae (beard and mustache fungal infection)
  • TineaCruris ( Jock itch)
  • TineaCorporis ( Ringworm)
  • TineaFaciei (facial fungal infection)
  • TineaNigra
  • TineaManuum (hands)
  • TineaPedis (feet)

Different infections need different kinds and time of application. You must also factor in, the nature of your skin type as different skin types react differently. Hence, consultation with a doctor is vital. You can try more than one cream type or even take a stronger version of the cream you are using currently.

Apply With Care

Fungal infection treatment cream must be applied with great care and caution since infection can spread from one part of the body to another and from one person to another. It is recommended that you wear gloves while applying the antifungal cream and wash your hands properly after application. Spread out on a tissue paper, the dollop of antifungal cream you wish to apply and immediately close the tube to save the medication from contamination.

Sometimes an antifungal cream is combined with other creams when two actions are needed. For instance, an antifungal cream is often combined with a mild steroid cream like hydrocortisone to treat certain rashes. The antifungal cream kills the infection and the mild steroid cream reduces inflammation caused by infection.

Treatment

Fungal infections can be treated in a pretty straightforward manner. Length of treatment depends on what kind of fungal infection you have, the degree of its severity and any other health problems you have (like problems with the immune system). Some treatment can be as short as a few days (e.g. vaginal thrush) and others can take as long as 8 weeks (e.g. ringworm infection of the scalp).

Creams are used to treat fungal infections of the nails, skin, and scalp. They include medical formulations like econazole, clotrimazole, ketoconazole, miconazole, tioconazole, amorolfine, and terbinafine. These come in various brand names.

Clotrimazole

There are several types of fungal infection treatment cream in the market. But Clotrimazole cream is most commonly used for treating fungal infection in humans and animals. This antifungal cream is used to cure ringworm, vaginal yeast infection, athlete’s foot, oral thrush, jock itch and athlete’s foot. One can develop blistering and burning sensations, skin rashes, swelling and redness of the skin, etc. as side effects of applying clotrimazole cream.

 

Types of Treatment

Antifungal creams can be used to treat many kinds of fungal infection. Knowing which cream to apply for what kind of infection is crucial.

  • Ringworm

It is a fungal infection of the skin that features a red circle with healthy skin in the middle. Ringworm on the scalp is called as TineaCapitis and elsewhere on the body is called as TineaCorporis. Ringworm is caused by fungi called dermatophytes. It spreads by contact. Infection typically clears within 2 weeks and antifungal topical creams can help.

  • Athlete’s foot

Called as TineaPedis, it affects the moist area between toes and typically causes burning, stinging and itching. This infection is common in men, especially those who wear tight-fitting shoes and damp socks. This infection spreads fast in public places like locker rooms where people walk about barefoot. Creams containing miconazole, clotrimazole or terbinafine can help.

  • Jock itch

Infection resembles ringworm and occurs in buttocks, genitals and inner thighs. It causes a ring-shaped, itchy and red rash and the cause is dermatophytes. The latter thrive in warm and moist areas of the body. They usually affect sweaty athletes, hence the name.

  • Yeast infections

Called jointly as cutaneous candidiasis, these are caused by yeast-like fungi called candida and grow in warm, moist areas like mouth, fingernails, groin, and arm-pits.  Candidiasis of the mouth (thrush) is common in a person with weakened immune systems and can indicate another serious disease like AIDS.

Symptoms of yeast infections include burning, itching, patches with oozing fluid, pus, pain, and rashes. Such infections must be treated with topical creams containing clotrimazole, butoconazole, terconazole or miconazole.

These are all important aspects of fungal infection treatment cream in India. The take away is that topical creams are effective to treat certain fungal infections but treatment must be done with doctor’s advice.


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There are various types of issues that people of all ages tend to contract at some point of time in their lives. One such issue is getting ringworms which are considered to be a severe infectious fungal problem, which occurs during summer time.



Antifungal creams are extremely useful in treating a number of fungal skin infections. Common skin infections like ringworm, jock itch, yeast infection, and athlete’s foot are just some of the skin conditions that can be easily be treated by using these antifungal creams.