Posted on May 19, 2008 | Comments 2
Identifying the infections caused by skin fungus is not an easy task.
However, itching, shedding, cracking, redness of skin and also thick skin fungal infections are certain common symptoms, which look quite similar to other types of skin conditions like dermatitis and various other types of skin allergies.
Try to be more conscious about this skin fungus!
It can be any kind of fungal infection, athletes’ foot or ring worm or any other type of skin fungus; it is undeniable to accept that skin fungus is highly contagious.
It can easily spread or transmit not only to the people who are in direct contact with the infected person, but also to your pets and even to other parts of your body.
This is the reason why some of you who have developed toe nail fungus often develop this infection on their fingernails too. This infection causing fungus can live any where on your skin, but it significantly affects your feet, nails and also groin areas of your body.
Combat skin fungus infection with these 3 essential ways!
Try to cover the infection as possible as you can!
Depending on the site of infection, you can cover your fungus infection unknowingly. Regardless of this, one of the most important measures you can implement is, to wear something over your infection in order to cover the infection. If it is located on your feet, then you can easily cover it with shoes. Wearing long sleeved clothes or gloves can help to cover your upper affected parts of your body.
If you use shoes to cover your feet, then try to consider wearing open- toe shoes or sandals by covering them with cotton socks, to provide proper ventilation and covering for your feet.
Clean your infection regularly!
If you don’t have a habit to take shower every night, then try to make it from now onwards. It is not necessary to clean the infection every night, but it is very essential for you to scrub the surrounding areas of the infection with warm soapy water. This will help you to prevent in spreading of the infection to other parts of your body.
Maintain minimum room temperatures!
Try to maintain cool environments in your house, which will actually reduce the growth of fungi and if any fungi responsible for skin fungus infections are present in your room; they will automatically destroy under such cool atmospheres.
In addition to all these effective ways, never forget to use anti-fungal medications recommended by your dermatologist. Try to keep your feet dry, cool and also clean. Try to wash your socks regularly and keep them changing daily.
Walking with barefoot in certain wet places like bathrooms and swimming pools can increase your risk of developing skin fungus. So, try to avoid all those circumstances which can initiate the growth of fungus and try to stay away from the infection.
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