Jock itch: fungal infection

January 20, 2011

  • Jock itch: fungal infection
  • Symptoms and treatment

 jock itch
 Jock itch (bordered eczema) - a fungal skin disease Fungal diseases of the skin - danger everywhere  Fungal diseases of the skin - danger everywhere
 . The skin rash with red or scaly patches may be small bubbles on the edge of the spot. Often, the skin itches and rashes spreading rapidly. Jock itch can occur simultaneously with the fungus on the feet (athlete's foot).

 Jock itch: fungal infection

What causes jock itch

The cause of the disease - a fungus. Generally it extends along the upper layer of the skin. Fungal infections often develop in the heat and humidity - in the parts of the body such as the groin, inner thighs, buttocks.

This disease often occurs in athletes. However, anyone can get sick it - this increases the probability of the use of public showers or lockers for things in the gym. The fungus multiplies rapidly in the dressing rooms among damp towels, wet sportswear, on a wet floor.

 Jock itch: fungal infection

What are the symptoms of jock itch

Symptoms may include:

  • Itching and pain.
  • Rashes in the groin, in the folds of skin on the inner thighs and buttocks. Typically, the rash does not apply to the penis and scrotum.
  • The edge of the affected area clear and can exfoliate, or be covered with small bubbles.
  • In the middle of a rash can be red-brown color.

 Jock itch: fungal infection

As diagnosed jock itch

This disease can be a nuisance, but it is not dangerous. If you have previously happened jock itch, you can learn the symptoms. The doctor will determine the disease, ask you about your symptoms and examined. The doctor may take a small piece of skin to examine under a microscope.

 Jock itch: fungal infection

How is jock itch

Most fungal diseases of the skin can be treated at home using antifungal creams that are sold without a prescription. But be sure to contact your doctor if the infection persists, or appears very strong returns.

Treatment consists of the following steps:

  • Wash the affected area with soap and water. Apply an antifungal cream on the rash and healthy skin Healthy skin - daily program for skin care  Healthy skin - daily program for skin care
  • Use creams containing terbinafine, miconazole or clotrimazole Clotrimazole - effective against bacteria  Clotrimazole - effective against bacteria
 . They are sold without a prescription. Precisely follow the instructions and do not discontinue use of the drug after symptoms disappear. If within two weeks does not improve, see your doctor.
  • In rare cases, the affected skin may appear blisters. In this case, you first need to use compression (for example, compress the liquid Burov) to get rid of them. You can then start using antifungal creams.

If you have a fungus on his feet and in the groin, you should treat both diseases at the same time not to carry infection.

 Jock itch: fungal infection

How to prevent jock itch

  • Take care to vulnerable areas were always clean and dry. Carefully wiped after sports and showering.
  • Wash sportswear, underwear, socks and towels after each use.
  • In a public shower and locker room wearing slippers.
  • If you stop the fungus to cure him. During treatment, first put on socks, then pants. First, wipe the body with a towel, but then the feet.

Prevention of uterine fibroids - a healthy lifestyle

May 14, 2013

 prevention of uterine fibroids
 Prevention of uterine fibroids - a healthy lifestyle, early childbearing and breastfeeding, no abortion, nutrition, respect for sleep Dreams: how to understand our dreams  Dreams: how to understand our dreams
   and wakefulness, moderate physical activity, the absence of too high physical and neuropsychiatric stress, heavy stress. Of great importance is also regular visits to the gynecologist.

 Prevention of uterine fibroids - a healthy lifestyle

Prevention of uterine fibroids - exclusion factors contributing to the disruption of hormonal

Uterine fibroids are always developed with hormonal disorders. The cause of hormonal disorders in adult women after thirty years (at this age, usually starts to grow fibroids) are the various gynecological diseases. In the first place are infectious and inflammatory diseases - they are most often the cause hormonal disruption. Prevention and timely adequate treatment of such diseases, including those caused by pathogens of sexual infections - the main task of women.

No less important for the prevention of uterine fibroids and have abortions. Any interruption of pregnancy causes - a blow to the neurohormonal system, after which it will be restored for an indefinite time. But the most harmful first abortion if the woman next of kin was discovered fibroids - this indicates a genetic predisposition to the disease. In women with hereditary predisposition fibroids can develop much earlier than other women.

Timely pregnancy and childbirth are the prevention of fibroids, it is better if this happens in between twenty and thirty years. But a difficult birth may cause long-term hormonal disruptions so obstetricians recommend to plan pregnancy with preliminary inspection and identification of all obstacles to pregnancy and childbirth. The reason for hard flowing first pregnancy and childbirth can be the mother's age - today, some women decide to have a child only forty years.

Perfect prevention of uterine fibroids is feeding baby Breastfeeding - a personal choice  Breastfeeding - a personal choice
   breast - high blood levels of pituitary hormone prolactin, which stimulates the secretion of breast milk, inhibits the formation in the ovaries of female sex hormones estrogen - the main "culprits" of growth of fibroids.

 Prevention of uterine fibroids - a healthy lifestyle

Healthy lifestyle

What does a healthy lifestyle is to the development of fibroids? Direct: the various eating disorders, sedentary lifestyle, frequent colds, the presence in the body of chronic foci of infection and so on - all of this has a slow and steady impact on metabolism Improves metabolism and losing weight without dieting  Improves metabolism and losing weight without dieting
   in the body, including intracellular metabolism. Sooner or later, the number of such impacts becomes quality: cells change - mutate quickly start uncontrollably share - this is the beginning of tumor development.

Prevention of uterine fibroids should also include proper nutrition. Estrogens in women are formed from cholesterol, which comes into contact with oily food of animal origin. To block the channel of cholesterol, you need to replace fatty meats vegetables, cereals, fruit. Drinking large quantities of sweet dough-food also is harmful - it can lead to obesity - the basis of all hormonal disorders.

Women of reproductive age is harmful prolonged exposure to direct sunlight - solar radiation Radiation and its biological effect: gently infected!  Radiation and its biological effect: gently infected!
   It is often a precipitating factor in the development of various types of tumors.

 Prevention of uterine fibroids - a healthy lifestyle

What if there had uterine fibroids

It is necessary to treat fibroids, even if it is very small. It is not necessary to wait for precipitating factors, which under the influence of uterine one day begin to grow rapidly. It is much easier to treat small fibroids are not complicated. They were treated conservatively with hormonal therapy and achieve complete cessation of growth and sometimes decreases in the uterine size.

You should always remember that if the treatment (conservative or surgical) was conducted, but the uterus is not removed, there is no guarantee that it will not relapse. Women who are not planning a pregnancy, in the presence of uterine fibroids, which flows from the severity of symptoms, it is best to remove the uterus - this is a guarantee that fibroids will not relapse. Since modern methods of hysterectomy include the preservation of the cervix and its appendages (fallopian tubes and ovaries), the quality of life of women after hysterectomy does not deteriorate, but rather better.

Any disease is easier to prevent than to treat. This fully applies to uterine fibroids.

Galina Romanenko

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