Signs of Skin Fungus That Must Be Treated Immediately
Not a few people have experienced fungal skin infections, but not everyone understands the proper treatment method when we experience this condition. Naturally, fungi can live and reproduce on the skin, but usually they do not cause problems. If the number increases, it will cause skin disorders. There are fungal infections on the skin that are contagious and often disturb comfort. Fungal infections usually infect the skin in moist areas, such as the folds of the skin (armpits, between the fingers, groin, and genital area). Therefore, it is important for Hermina Friends to recognize the causes and ways to treat fungal infections.
Types of skin fungus
There are several types of fungal skin infections that often occur, including:
It is a type of fungal skin infection that is easily transmitted and can occur in various areas of the body, such as on the scalp (tinea capitis), body (tinea corporis), groin (tinea cruris), or on the feet (tinea pedis).
Nail fungus (tinea unguium)
As the name suggests, nail fungus occurs in the nails of both the hands and feet. This type of fungus is also contagious.
Panu (ținea versicolor)
·Panu (ținea versicolor) Tinea versicolor is generally not contagious, like nail fungus and ringworm. Tinea versicolor usually attacks the top layer of the skin.
Candidiasis is a fungal skin infection that mostly attacks moist parts of the body, such as the armpits, groin, between the fingers, folds of the breasts, and others. Candidiasis is generally not contagious.
Tips for treating fungal skin infections
One treatment that can be given when infected with skin fungus is using anti-fungal medication, especially topical (topical) anti-fungals such as cream or ointment. Use topical medication according to the doctor's recommendations or according to the instructions usually stated on the packaging.
Hermina's friends can do several things to prevent fungal skin infections, including :
Maintain skin cleanliness.
Get into the habit of changing underwear every day.
Don't leave your body wet or sweaty for too long.
Do not share towels or clothes with other people.
Use clothes that easily absorb sweat when exercising.
Avoid wearing pants that are too tight.
If Friends of Hermina feel that the condition of the skin fungal infection is not getting better and even feels very uncomfortable, immediately consult a dermatologist at the nearest Hermina Hospital, or you can also consult online via the Halo Hermina application.