There are several different types of fungi that cause fungal infections in the skin and nails. The type of infection you have is based on where it is located on your body.
There are several different types of fungi that cause fungal infections in the skin and nails. The type of infection you have is based on where it is located on your body. Fungal infection can be of various types, requiring proper diagnosis and treatment. We, at National Skin Clinic, provides the best fungal infection treatment in Gurgaon, supervised under our AIIMS trained dermatologists.
What are Dermatophytes?
Fungi that cause infections in the skin are called dermatophytes and infections caused by dermatophytes are also known as “ringworm” or “tinea”. One example of a very common fungal infection is athlete’s foot, also known as tinea pedis. Another common fungal infection is jock itch, an infection affecting the groin area and also known as tinea cruris. Your doctor may diagnose you with a fungal infection based on your symptoms and physical examination. Sometimes a sample of the affected skin or nails is sent to a laboratory for fungal culture..
Dermatophytes can affect almost any surface of the body ranging from the scalp, arms and legs all. Practicing good hygiene is one way to avoid fungal infections. The medication and duration of the treatment will depend on the location of the infection .
Who develops fungal infections?
Fungal infections are very common and they can affect healthy individuals. Fungal infections can affect people who use communal baths, people who are involved in contact sports such as wrestling, and people who live in close contact with animals. Some species of fungi are found in warm moist areas, and fungal outbreaks can happen in schools, households and institutional settings.
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