Local immunity reduces and skin thinning occurs due to the steroid medicine,
Therefore your skin builds bacterial resistant fungus
And chronic fungus As well as tinea incognito
Patients get stuck in this vicious cycle So visit a reputed doctor who not only prescribes
the right medicine, but also the right dosage meant for you
So here are the favourable conditions under which fungal infections thrive
We will not look at the symptoms of fungal infections and the causative organisms of
Superficial fungal infections Which affect your skin
And mucous membrane Are caused by Trichophyton fungus
Your oral and vaginal mucous membrane is also affected by the
Candida or yeast fungi
Fungal infections are mainly In intertriginous areas, such as the
groin, gluteal left axilla,
toes web spaces, buttocks And the cleft axilla,
Apart from between the fingers as well The fingernails and space between them are
often under attack by fungi as well Abdomen,
And arms, Are affected by tinea corporis, another fungus
And neck, When faced with hypo
And hyperpigmentation, Have fine, scaly fungus on it called tinea
Fungal infections on legs and hands are called tinea pedis
And tinea manuum respectively
Fungal infections on the head are called tinea capitis
On the beard And moustache have an infection called
tinea barbae on them
These fungal infections, to a layperson, are commonly
This is not caused by any worm, but is rather a superficial fungal infection
Thick, reddened, raised edges are formed which only look like worms but are actually just
how the fungi grows
Let’s take a look at what the patients face as symptoms in this
Fair skinned people have reddened raised borders along with itchy lesions
On the folds of their bodies
Slowly, these spread in ring formats Peripherally
On the active border fine scaling occurs
The central part of that lesion clear up eventually, there isn’t much infection
Lesions Occur due to much movement, sweat and friction
It tends to itch as well especially at night and in the evening too
During bathing, if you put hot water on the lesions, then the patient तो patient tends
to feel better and comforted.
You get relief for quite some time with this method
But the itchiness eventually kicks in and the lesion could spread
But in dark-skinned persons this lesion tends to look brown or grey instead of red.
This darkness increases on itching
The patient feels more discomfort with this
Redness increases Lesions spread
A local or area specific infection Suppose the groin,
abdomen, Or pubic area infection,
legs could spread to other body parts
After using Steroidal cream lesions temporarily
Subside But the fungal lesion changes here too
Lesions get unusually present and the morphology
changes Such a fungal infection is called
So how do you diagnose these fungal infections?
Diagnosing these fungal infections is the job of a dermatologist
Or skin specialist doctors Who do this clinically
There is no need for a specialised test though as this is a common, non-serious and easy
to detect simple disease
But during this diagnosis the patient who has Tinea incognito or a
nail fungus, fungal scraping Or KOH mount might have to be done,
The fungal hyphae will be looked at by the specialists and diagnosed accordingly
Then the woods lamp examination Is done
especially to differentiate between erythrasma
And fungus by fluorescence.
And rarely, A fungal culture is done
So how do you manage a fungal infection?
How to manage and treat fungal infection?
Treatment of fungal infection is as simple as its diagnosis.
Treatment is divided into two parts
First you have the Drugs, topical creams,
and oral medications.
And secondly Your Personal hygiene
and working on preventing the recurrence of infection.
Medical line of treatment has Topical medicines
Patient can use creams,
and powder Prescribed to them depending on the site of
infection and extent of infection.
Usually, Topical shampoos,
Such as Ketoconazole 2%, Selenium sulphide,
Ciclopirox olamine, Zinc pyrithione
And Topical antifungals in the form of
aerosol sprays, and powders.
And Imidazole creams,
Like Miconazole Clotrimazole
and Allylamine creams
Like Naftifine Terbinafin,
Ciclopirox cream Tolnaftate cream
and Haloprogin cream.
Oral antifungal agent is another line of treatment.
Mainly, oral antifungal drugs
Is reserved for those patients who are unresponsive to topical antifungal creams
Or maybe in those patients who have extensive fungal injections
Main oral antifungal drugs are, Griseofulvin,
Fluconazole, ketoconazole ,
Terbinafine , Itraconazole.
Voriconazole is another new medicine which is only used in Indoor hospitalised admitted
patients Or immunocompromised patients
Well, look, these medicines are costly
And moreover, taking these medicines without medical advice
Leads to Possible side effects if your body is not
compatible with it
That is why, these medicines can be prescribed by only expert experienced doctors
any inexperienced doctors’ advice or self -medicating yourself is not advisable
And yes, take the entire Treatment course your doctor gave you
Do not suddenly stop the medication on initial relief
The use of topical medicines requires you to keep the Golden rule of 2
First Important thing is That the affected area should be cleaned and
dried All moisture needs to be removed before applying
the topical medicine
Put the cream on your fingertip And apply it on the infectious lesions’
Boundary and 2 cms within the boundary, and outside it
Apply the cream on the periphery and drag it into the center, while blending it
Do this twice a day, once in the morning and once at night for the stipulated course which
is usually 2 weeks The fungal infection will
have complete clearance in that much time.
But after the treatment you have to maintain hygiene to prevent it from spreading and worsening
Spread information about Moisture prevention, maceration,
And personal hygiene maintaining cleanliness
and dryness Is required also
Stay away from people with fungal infections such as colleagues,
schoolmates, And even infected pets.
Tell them to visit a dermatologist or vet accordingly and get treated
schools, childcare centers,
gyms, locker rooms,
and showers that you visit should be kept clean and dry.
Do not share clothes, combs, caps towels
And especially try not to use Thick, and tight clothing
As this worsens it Stay fit
exercise properly Live a healthy lifestyle
Eat a balanced diet and work on preventing the fungal infection and treating it completely
and fully when you have to
I hope this video gave you all the information you need
on fungal infections
and causes types,
symptoms As well as treatment
If you need any answers to your questions, drop it in
the comments below or visit our website www.clearskin.in and ping us there!
Fungal infections prevention is key and we will make a separate video dedicated
to that, so stay tuned!
Fungal infections Can easily be avoided by proper hygiene
self care And
a healthy lifestyle
And with the right treatment
completion of full treatment and cure is possible
you have to do is visit any experienced dermatologist
skin specialist near you and stay away from apparent internet medicines and self- medicating
All the best, and thank you!