Follow these tips for preventing fungal infections this summer, and know how to easily avoid them if you do get infected. 

Maintain hygiene: Good personal hygiene practices can help keep fungus at the inlet. Keeping your skin clean and dry is one of the best ways to prevent fungal infections. Wash your body regularly and dry off thoroughly, before putting on clean, dry clothes. 

Change your inner clothes and socks daily: Clothes that get sweaty or are in close contact with the body, like inner-wear, should be changed each day, or after you exercise. Make sure you put on fresh clothes each time you go to the gym or work out. 

Wear footwear in public bathrooms: Protect your feet from fungus by wearing easy-to-dry shoes when using public washrooms. 

Look after your immune system: Looking after your body by eating a well-balanced diet and getting enough exercise and rest will help promote a healthy immune system that can keep the fungus in control.

How to treat fungal infection?

Over the counter medications contain triple combination with steroids as one of the component application of these creams may give you transient relief but may produce stretch marks, hypo-pigmentation and loose skin as a side effect. It is advisable to consult dermatologists. 

3-4 of oral anti-fungal have become almost mandatory in this era of fungal resistance. Combined C– topical medications give lasting relief. The chances of recurrence of fungal infection are further reduced when topical medications are given in combination with oral anti-fungal.