Got a fungal infection? What will you take care of? Read what the experts say


Fungal Infections of the Skin: Many people suffer from fungal infections. Many people suffer from itching or sores on their hands or skin. Their disease may be intertrigo, i.e. inflammation caused by rubbing one part of the skin against another. Dr. Shraddha Deshpande, Consultant-Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon, Wockhardt Hospitals, Mumbai Central, says that at present, about ten to 15 cases with such symptoms are coming up in a week. She further says that after the monsoons, the incidence of fungal infections has increased among people. Fungal infections are commonly known as erythematous rashes. It itches with the formation of coin-shaped or ring-shaped circles. Usually, these circles are formed in the genitals, skin folds, groin, armpits. 

These circles are formed more and more frequently in the parts of the body which sweat constantly or the part of the body which is constantly moist. Moisture promotes the growth of fungi and thus increases infection. These circles can also occur in the fingers and toes as well as the soles of the feet. This is also due to feet being in wet shoes for too long, in this condition "Anthlit foot" It is also called Fungal infections in the fingers and nails can cause nail deformities "Paronychia" called.

Treatment of fungal infections includes specific antifungal creams and dusting powders as well as oral antifungal medications.

This infection is more common in humid climates. For that, it is better to dry them properly with a cotton cloth after bathing and after washing the hands and feet, it is better to wash the clothes of the infected person separately, and to iron them before wearing them.

Always wear clean clothes because fungal spores can stick to clothes for a long time, especially when they have not been washed.

Avoid wearing clothes that are too tight as they can reduce airflow to your skin and increase localized sweating, increasing the risk of fungal infection. Prefer cotton clothes.

Avoid scratching the affected area as this can increase the infection and also increase the chances of spreading. Taking care in this way can help prevent infection.

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