Treatment for Fungal Infections

Fungal Infections Overview

Whether you’ve had to manage a fungal infection or not, you may be surprised that fungus exists all around us. It’s known that around half of fungi can be harmful, and if you start to notice a change in your skin, it’s possible a fungal infection could be developing.

Some symptoms are more common than others, such as red or itchy skin, but fungal infections can become increasingly worse in a short amount of time, which could potentially lead to more severe symptoms. Keep reading below to get a thorough understanding of what treatments for fungal infections look like and how to be proactive if you encounter it yourself.

How to Identify a Fungal Infection

If you happen to encounter a fungal infection, your body will start to display different signs on the surface of your skin. You may not catch it immediately, but these changes in your skin will become increasingly apparent with each passing day if left unattended. There are many different types of fungal infections, but there are a handful that are known to be relatively common, depending on your environment and lifestyle choices.

If you’re a fan of sports, you may have heard about “athlete’s foot”, which is known to be quite contagious. Walking barefoot in a locker room or even coming in contact with someone who is infected increases your chances of getting the infection. If you happen to become infected, you’ll notice that the skin between your toes will become moist and white, and the soles of your feet can also become scaly.

Other common fungal infections include jock itch, nail fungus, and ringworm, which all come with a signature set of symptoms. Thankfully, there are numerous solutions available for treatment, regardless of the type of infection. Nevertheless, it’s always vital to be as proactive as possible if you start to see any changes in your skin.

Treatment Options for Fungal Infections

Over-the-counter topicals, prescription topicals, and prescription oral medications are all treatment options for fungal skin infections. We’re more than equipped her at The Dermatology Institute of Boston to handle any kind of fungal infection you may be dealing with, and will determine the best treatment option for you. If you’re looking for effective ringworm treatment, we’ll take the approach that’s necessary to get your skin back to a healthy state. Those who play sports are very aware of the dangers of fungal infections, and we have plenty of first-hand experience with developing an athlete’s foot treatment that works for each individual case.

Although there are various solutions available to treat fungal infections, it’s imperative you don’t ignore them before it becomes a bigger issue for your health. Some people are more susceptible to fungal infections than others, such as those with a weakened immune system, diabetics, those who struggle with incontinence, and more. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you’re suffering from a fungal infection, and we’ll have a treatment ready for you in no time.

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