Many people do not pay much attention to their skin and do not see a dermatologist until they have a serious illness. In fact, many people consider skin examination to be a luxury, while the skin is the body’s defense barrier and should be given special attention.
Preventing skin diseases is much easier than treating them. When a skin condition causes a person to suffer, a relatively large amount of time and money must be spent on its treatment. Skin fungus is one of the skin diseases that some people suffer from during their lifetime and this issue causes a lot of concern for this group of people. “Dr. Dariush Dyer”, a dermatologist, hair and beauty specialist, introduces you to this disease.
Get to know the mushrooms
Fungal infections are found all over the world. In recent years, with the increase in population and the presence of disabled people and people with immunodeficiency, the incidence of these types of infections has been increasing. Fungi are generally divided into two categories: molds and yeasts. Most types of fungal infections are caused by mold.
Fungi on the surface of the body are divided into three main categories, which can be fungi that grow in the soil, fungi that are of animal origin and fungi that grow mainly in the human body. Of course, there are overlaps between these three types. This means that some types of fungi of animal or soil-friendly origin can infect humans.
Identify the potential
Fungi on the surface of the skin can affect different areas of the body. People who get the fungus are usually healthy for other diseases, meaning that the cause of the fungus is not related to other diseases, but in general, people with immune disorders, patients who have received chemotherapy, or people with AIDS is more susceptible to skin fungus.
People who have been treated with corticosteroids for a long time can also get skin fungus more than others. Some observations show that skin fungi are more common in some breeds, but the relationship between race and fungus is a well-established and unavoidable issue.
Both men and women can get the same amount of skin fungus, and the disease is not sex-linked. Diabetes can increase the chances of getting various diseases. The disease can also prolong the course of fungal infections, these people are prone to nail and foot fungus.
The difference between baldness and baldness
Fungal infections are generally known as “baldness” and baldness of the head, body or trunk should be equated with a fungal infection. Many people consider baldness and baldness to be one while there is a scientific difference between baldness and baldness. Fungal or ringworm infections can occur in different parts of the body. For example, the head, armpits, beard, feet, face, hands, nails and many different parts of the body can get baldness.
Fungi are mostly found on open surfaces of the body and their spread starts from the head and neck and gradually reaches the buttocks and lower torso as it reaches the upper torso and groin. Fungal skin lesions are usually round and have a prominent edge. These skin lesions may be single or multiple, sometimes interconnected and covering a large area of the body.
In some cases, scaling may also be caused by the fungus. Waste healing usually starts from the center and the margins of the lesions remain clear.
When the fungus nests in the hair!
In addition to fungus on the body, there is also fungus on the head. This type of fungus is one of the most common infections in the world and the history of hair is affected by this disease. Types of human and animal fungi, the background of this type of fungus in the head. Head fungus is associated with symptoms that include broken hair, gray skin, and mild scaling of the skin. In addition, an inflamed, purulent and painful mass forms on the surface of the head.
Another symptom of fungal infection is hair loss (hair loss), the extent of hair loss can be very different.
In addition to the above, there is a very severe inflammatory condition of the fungus called “craven”. The fungus manifests itself as a round, hollow and purulent lesion, while it forms a large, sticky scab on it. There is another type of fungus that manifests itself in the form of cup-shaped lesions around each hair, and eventually forms a scaly, sticky mass.
It still is
Fungi can also grow on beards, which are more common than animal fungi and affect farm workers and ranchers. Beard and mustache hair suffers from red and inflammatory inflammatory lesions and a yellow scab forms on the hair. There is also the possibility of scaling on the skin. In addition, prominent or blistering lesions may sometimes occur. These types of fungi are usually not treated properly, which causes problems. It is usually difficult or impossible to diagnose this type of fungus without a mycological test.
The foot can also get fungus, foot fungus is one of the most common types of fungus that most athletes get. The prevalence of foot fungus has increased in recent decades. Wearing closed and tight shoes closes the gap between the toes and makes people more susceptible to this disease. This type of fungus is more common in adults than children.
About 10% of the population may get foot fungus. In adults, the fungus is about 20% and in adult women, about 5%. The presence of bacterial infections in the gap between the toes makes a person susceptible to foot fungus.
In case of fungus, moist and crumbly skin lesions develop between the toes, which may extend to the dorsal surface of the toes. The color of these lesions varies from pink to bold red. Occasionally there are small blisters on the affected area.
Watch your hands
The hands are another part of the body that is infected with the fungus. Fungal lesions of the hands appear in the form of thickening of the palms and fingers. In half of the cases, the infection occurs in only one hand and in the other half in both hands. Sometimes crescent-shaped scales also appear on these thick areas of skin.
Blisters or raised lesions may also occur. Apart from hand fungus, groin fungus is also common all over the world and is more prevalent in tropical and humid areas. In many cases, groin fungus is associated with foot fungus. Skin lesions are in the form of round, red bumps that have clear, prominent margins.
Itching is one of the most important symptoms of the disease. Scaling and small blisters are other symptoms of groin fungus. If the nail is infected with the fungus, you should expect a white or yellow discoloration on the nail plate. Fungal symptoms can occur at the beginning or end of the nail. The fungus can eventually cause the nail to detach from the bed.
Get help from a good specialist
Diagnosis of fungus in any part of the body depends on the skill and expertise of the doctor, and the main way to diagnose it is by sampling the skin, hair or nails, as well as direct examination of the skin or culture of lesions. After diagnosis, treatment should be done very quickly. If the fungus is mild, antifungal creams and lotions or drops are used to treat the infection, but in most cases oral antifungal medications must be used for a successful duration of the fungal infection.
This disease is contagious
Skin fungus can infect many people, and those who get the fungus should be careful not to pass it on to others.
Skin fungus can be easily transmitted to others, so towels or utensils should not be used.
• Some people are accustomed to using common sports shoes. These people should give up this habit because doing so can cause foot fungus.
• If a skin lesion develops, it should not be manipulated. Because doing so can spread the fungus to different parts of the body.
Moisture plays a role in fungal infections, so towels and all clothes should be placed in a dry place where there is no moisture.
• You are more likely to get the fungus in public places such as the bathroom, so be sure to use slippers.
• If you go to waxing, you must bring slippers with you. Because wearing shared slippers can increase the risk of fungus.
• People should not use shared nail clippers as doing so can increase the risk of nail fungus.
Some people are accustomed to self-medication. Doing so can cause the fungus to spread throughout the body.
Diagnosis and treatment of skin fungus must be under the supervision of a dermatologist because only this doctor can prescribe the best treatment for the person.