- Fungal diseases of the skin - danger everywhere
- Athlete's foot
Fungal diseases of the skin, as the name suggests, are caused by fungal organisms. Their symptoms, and the effectiveness of treatment methods are very diverse, as there are many different fungal diseases of the skin.
Tinea pedis, or athlete's foot
This disease is peeling, redness, itching, burning and sometimes blistering on the feet.
This is a very common fungal infection. The fungus grows well in warm, damp environment - such as shoes, socks, swimming pools, showers and changing rooms of sports clubs. Most often people get tinea of feet in the summer as well as during their stay in moist, warm climates. This disease is also common among people who wear tight shoes and regularly visit the pools and / or gyms.
Tinea pedis develops due to microscopic fungi that live in dead tissues, hair, nails feet, and in the upper layers of the skin. There are at least four types of fungi which can cause tinea pedis. The most common pathogen is a fungus trichophyton rubrum.
The most common symptoms of tinea pedis are:
- Peeling and cracking of the skin of the feet
- The redness and blistering
- Itching and / or burning.
Types of tinea feet
Interdigital fungus - the most common type of fungal disease. Visible symptoms - such as peeling and blisters usually appear between the two smallest toes. Present itching and burning; the infection can spread to the entire sole of the foot.
Ringworm moccasin type in the early stages appears minor irritation, dryness, itching and peeling. As it develops; after some time on the skin cracks; sometimes infection proceeds from the upper part of the sole of the foot.
Tinea pedis vesicular type - the least common type of violation. His first sign usually becomes sudden appearance on the sole of the foot blisters filled with fluid. Sometimes they appear between the fingers on the heel and / or at the top of the foot.
In most cases, for the treatment of athlete's foot point used antifungal agents. In severe cases, it may need to take oral medications. Furthermore, to limit the proliferation of the fungus, it is important to ensure that feet stay dry and clean.
To prevent tinea of the feet have to wear shoes, which allows the feet to breathe, wash your feet daily with soap and water, in the general locker rooms and showers have to wear flip flops.
Ringworm - not only infectious disease
- Another common fungal infection of the skin.
It can be transmitted through direct physical contact with infected people or animals. Sometimes it is transmitted through clothing and furniture. The heat and humidity contribute to the spread of infection.
The main symptom of ringworm is large and round reddish stain on the skin; Sometimes this disease the skin starts to peel off. In some people, the skin appears more than one spot, sometimes ringworm
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proceeds without noticeable symptoms.
For the treatment of commonly used anti-fungal medication for external application. In many cases, the infection responds well to treatment of OTC drugs such as Lamisil, Mikatin and Lotrmin.
Yeast infection - a large group of fungal diseases. They can affect virtually any part of the skin, but most often develop in warm, moist places - for example, in the armpits and groin. Diseases of this group are most common in patients with diabetes, obesity, as well as those who are taking antibiotics
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. Yeast infections are not contagious.
The main symptoms of a yeast infection: skin rash, blisters, containing a liquid (most often formed in the folds of the skin), itching and burning.
Typically, for treatment of yeast infections in dot ointment. Patients with a weakened immune system
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It may require the use of oral anti-fungal medications.