HOW IS IT CAUSED?
It is caused because of entry fungal elements inside the skin either via environmental trauma or from person to person
WHEN IS IT CAUSED?
It is generally seen in all seasons but summer season is peak season when u suffer from fungal infection due to hot and humid climate
WHO CAN SUFFER FROM FUNGAL INFECTION?
Anybody from a newborn child to and old person beyond 80’s also can suffer from fungal infection. It is more common in people who have diabetes and can involve larger areas of body.
ON WHICH PART OF BODY IT OCCURS?
It can occur anywhere on the body from head to toe
HOW DOES IT LOOK LIKE?
Most commonly it looks like a round patch with red, brown or black coloured borders with peeling of skin at border. Other type of fungal infection may look like white coloured or dark brown coloured bindi like patches spreading over back, chest and elsewhere on body.
Rare type of fungal infection may also cause sinuses and pus discharge from the foot most commonly seen in farmers. It is associated with intense itching.
Can it be treated?
Yes, of course it can be treated with tablets and creams to apply.
HOW MUCH TIME TAKES TO CURE INFECTION?
Depending upon the extent of involvement it may take 15 days to one month for full cure
WHAT PRECAUTION HAS TO BE TAKEN TO AVOID FUNGAL INFECTION?
Always maintain hygiene. Take bath daily, wear clean clothes, & try to stay in clean environment. In hot and humid environment try to wear thin, loose cotton clothes and take cold shower daily. Control of diabetes is must. Consult doctor before it spreads to larger areas of body
Why is it necessary to consult a skin specialist?
Because it is a communicable disease and can spread by touching, using infected towels and clothes and may spread to larger area of body, after which treatment becomes difficult
SO IF YOU ARE SUFFERING FROM ANY SUCH TYPE OF SYMPTOMS PLEASE DO CONSULT DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY