Skin fungal infections, Causes, Types, and Treatment

Skin fungal infections, Causes, Types, and Treatment

Skin fungal infections, There are several varieties of these infections which can affect almost any part of the body. These can include jock itch, ringworm, athlete’s foot, and yeast infection.

The majority of these infections are caused by candida; a type of fungus, which thrives in warm and moist conditions.

Skin areas that touch such as folds, armpits, groin, and others are a potential base for the fungus to develop and should always be thoroughly cleansed and dry.

Fungal infections begin to take root if the conditions are suitable and this may be caused by humid weather, a lack of hygiene, or restrictive clothing and unhygienic footwear.

The skin naturally protects itself against infection but cuts or breaks in the surface may allow the fungus to set in and cause an infection, and these kinds of infection, must be treated.

Who is at risk?

Fungal infections are common in humans and are usually not very serious if they are treated quickly and correctly, But:

Anyone with a weakened immune system may be more likely to contract a fungal infection, as well as anyone who is taking antibiotics.

Cancer treatment and diabetes may also make a person more prone to fungal infections, they should take care of it.

Common types of Fungal Infection:

The following conditions are all common types of fungal infections.

Skin fungal infections, Causes, Types, and Treatment

Athlete’s foot

Tinea pedis or athlete’s foot is a common fungal infection that affects the foot.

Athlete’s foot is commonly associated with sports and athletes because the fungus grows perfectly in warm and in moist environments, such as socks and shoes, sports equipment, and locker rooms.

In reality, anyone may be affected by athlete’s foot. It is most common in warmer climates and summer months, where it can quickly increase.

Yeast infection:

Vaginal yeast infections are a common form of Candida overgrowth in women, usually caused by Candida albicans.

The overgrowth of Candida disrupts the normal balance of the bacteria and yeast in the vagina.

This imbalance of bacteria may be due to antibiotics, stress, and of course hormone imbalances, or poor eating habits, among other things.

Candida infections can also commonly cause fungal toenail infections and diaper rash.

Jock itch:

Tinea cruris, commonly known as jock itch, is another common fungal skin infection.

These fungi love warm and damp environments and thrive in moist areas of the body, such as the groin, buttocks, and inner thighs.

Jock itch may be more common in summer or in warm, humid areas of the world.

Jock itch is mildly contagious and is often spread through direct contact with an infected person or an object that is carrying the fungus.


Ringworm is highly contagious, and it can be transmitted by skin to skin contact, or from contact with pets, such as dogs. The fungus may also survive on objects, such as towels, clothes, and brushes.

The ringworm fungus also infects soil and mud, so people who play or work in infected dirt may catch ringworm as well.

Skin fungal infections, Causes, Types, and Treatment

Fungal Infection Treatment in Delhi:

Most of the time, skin fungal infections are not serious and can be treated using a variety of techniques and methods.

A common and best option is a laser treatment which has been shown to improve the skin’s condition after 6 months in the majority of cases.

Typically, patients undergo 1 session of Long Pulse Nd: YAG laser treatment a month to treat infected areas.

Your doctor may even focus laser treatment in Delhi on nails as it may not show any symptoms of infection at first, and this will help to remove any potential fungus growing there.

Several sessions are required to obtain the best results, with each quick session lasting for about 15 minutes.

The fungi are killed by the heat generated by the laser, targeting and killing fungus cells in the affected area which helps to prevent any future manifestation.

Patients will experience no side effects and can resume daily activities immediately since no downtime is required after the treatment.

At an Adorable clinic, our doctors will guide and advise you on a suitable treatment and the number of sessions i.e. required for the treatment.

Depending on your skin’s condition and severity of the infection, a combination of techniques may be used in order to maximize the chances of curing the fungal infection as quickly as possible.

On top of laser treatments, you may also be prescribed oral medication or skin creams. Make a call and schedule an appointment with us so we can diagnose your condition and recommend a proper treatment regime for you.

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