It's Fungal Infection Awareness Week - and in our continuing efforts to create more awareness today we share the various different forms in which you can have an active fungal infection.
At times it is extremely itchy while some other forms may be inertly present for months and years without any symptom.
It is highly Contagious and. you can get it from another person, pets, infected clothes or objects.
Read on to find out more:
1. Ringworm :
starts as a red, scaly patch or bump that itches. Over time, the bump turns into a ring- or circle-shaped patch. It may turn into several rings. The inside of the patch is usually clear or scaly. The outside might be slightly raised and bumpy. It is seen commonly in the skin folds or areas with sweat accumulation like the neck or the waistline or in between the toes particularly for people involved in sports or household water activities.
2. Nail Fungal Infection (Onychomycosis) :
starts as thickening of the nail or discolouration of the nail with a powdery accumulation below the nail plate.Your nails may turn thick, with a yellow, brown, or chalky white tinge. They may also become brittle and crumbly, or develop cracks.It’s easy to ignore fungal nail infections at first, since you may not have any pain. But if left untreated, it can hurt to put any pressure on the area. If an infection gets bad enough, it can even become hard to walk.
It is A rash caused by yeasts on the skin particularly between the folds. Skin tends to look raw, red, oozing or cracked. It may sometimes also develop pus filled lesions . Common areas affected are between the breasts, in neck folds, below the breasts. It can also develop in the genital areas for both males and females.
4. Tinea Versicolor:
A rash that presents predominantly over the chest, shoulders and face with tiny White and or brown spots with rough skin. Some of these patches may join together to develop larger lesions. Itching is not a common feature in this infection.Excessive sweating is the most definitive cause of such infections.
Tips to avoid getting a fungal infection:
1. Avoid using shared clothes, socks or towels.
2. Bathe regularly and keep the affected areas dry at all times.
3. Never reuse clothes without washing and sun drying.
4. Minimise visits to crowded places and public toilets
If despite these measures you get a fungal infection visit your dermatologist at the earliest.
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