Treatment in Pune
Fungal infection can happen to anyone and can appear on any part of the body. Fungi are microorganisms characterized by a substance in their cell walls called chitin. Some fungi like mushrooms are edible. Other types of fungi, like aspergillus, can be dangerous and may cause life-threatening diseases.
Fungal skin infections can be contagious, which means it can spread from one person to another. In some cases, you can also catch disease-causing fungi from infected animals or contaminated soil and surfaces.
Types and Symptoms
Some common types of fungal infection and their symptoms include:
Athlete’s Foot: The infection is caused by dermatophytes, a group of fungi that can thrive in the warm and humid areas between your toes. Symptoms include:
Jock Itch: It’s a fungal infection that can affect the skin on your groin area, as well as your inner thighs and buttocks. Symptoms include:
Ringworm: Ringworm is a fungal infection that can affect your skin and scalp. It is also part of a fungi group that grows on the skin, particularly in damp and humid parts of your body. Symptoms include:
Yeast Infection: Candida albicans is a type of fungus naturally present on your skin. But when these fungi multiply in excess amount, they can cause yeast infection and can infect your skin, mouth, gastrointestinal tract, urinary tract, or genitals. Symptoms include white patches to form in your mouth and throat.
In women, vaginal yeast infection is more common, and the symptoms include:
Toenail Fungus: Toenail fungus or onychomycosis is a common type of fungal infection that can affect your toenails, fingernails, and nail beds. Symptoms include:
Your treatment options will depend on the type of infection you have and whether or not you develop infections too often.
Fungal infections can be uncomfortable and at times, painful. In some cases, it takes months to get cured effectively. If you think you have a fungal infection, see our dermatologist for fungal infections treatment in Pune at Skinovate. They can diagnose the type of infection and recommend appropriate antifungal medication, therapy, or treatment.
In some cases, the doctor may also recommend changes to your diet or other daily habits to help cure or even prevent future fungal infections.