Types Of Fungal Infection & Treatment For Fungal Infection | ClearSkin, Pune | (In HINDI)

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,

legs, back,

And arms, Are affected by tinea corporis, another fungus

Chest, back,

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

Called ringworm

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

present there

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

Itching, irritation,

Redness increases Lesions spread

A local or area specific infection Suppose the groin,

abdomen, Or pubic area infection,

buttocks, waist,

axillae, chest,

arms face,

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

Tinea Incognito

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,

ointments, lotions,

gels, shampoos,

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

creams, ointments,

gels, lotions,

aerosol sprays, and powders.

And Imidazole creams,

Like Miconazole Clotrimazole

Ketoconazole Econazole

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

In mind

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 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!