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Skin fungi treatment methods

Dermatophytes are microorganisms that attack human skin, and lead to changing its color and nature. These fungi spread in the form of separate spots, or in contact with each other, and one of its definitions is a microscopic fungus that infects a place in human skin, and grows continuously until it becomes its marks It is clearly visible on human skin, and is usually associated with an internal or external pathological effect in the event of exposure to factors that lead to infection with these fungi, such as: deep wounds, fungi are a common cause of many skin infections, and usually prefer to live in moist, warm and dark areas; In the human body it grows in the folds of the skin, such as the folds of the breasts and armpits, and it also grows in the mucous membranes such as the genital area and the mouth, and many of these fungi live in the outer layer of the skin and do not penetrate deeper than that, and usually the fungal infection, which affects the skin is mild except If a person is immunocompromised, it can cause serious illness.

Symptoms of skin fungus:
The symptoms are noted according to the type of fungus causing the infection and the site of the infection, and the fungal skin infection causes different types of rashes, some of which are red, scaly and itchy, and others produce light scales that resemble scales of dry skin, and sometimes there is confusion between the fungal rash and other skin diseases such as psoriasis. And eczema, and the fungus may affect one or more areas of the body, and sometimes a little hair is lost if the infection is on the scalp.

Skin fungus treatment:
General procedures:
They are to limit the factors that increase the chance of infection with skin fungi as much as possible, to keep the affected area of ​​the skin clean and dry, to wash it daily, to make sure that the area between the toes and to the folds of the skin is dried, to be careful to use a special towel, and to clean the bathroom and shower using bleach. And washing socks, towels and bath clothes at a temperature of at least 60 ° C.

Use of disinfectants:
Where it is recommended to use sucking tablets containing Decanilium Chloride to reduce oral candidiasis, and also to use (DIIODOHYDROXYQUINOLINE) for vulvovaginal whiteners.

Reducing the chance of re-infection with dermatophytes:
Since the spores of fungi live for a long time, it is likely to be infected again. To reduce this opportunity, it is advised not to share towels, bed linen, or clothes with anyone, and to avoid walking barefoot, especially in public pools and dressing rooms, and to avoid wearing the same clothes for a long time, as well as to avoid wearing trapping clothes such as long nylon socks, and Wearing open shoes when possible, and avoiding wearing footwear, such as rubber boots, for a long time.

Topical antifungals:
As these drugs often treat skin fungi, and it is possible to use many topical preparations such as creams without a doctor's prescription, and these preparations are used twice a day on the affected area for a period of two to four weeks, including part of the healthy skin, and often the need to use them is eliminated. Frequent, and this type of treatment includes several drugs, including benzoic acid, indicillinic alkanolamides, ciclopirox olamine, nystatin, imidazoles, and others. Including preparations specific to each type of skin fungus according to the affected area.

Oral antifungals:
These drugs are used in several cases. Such as having a severe fungal infection, or if it does not respond to topical medications, or if it affects an area covered by hair, and these drugs include itraconazole, ketoconazole, and fluconazole, and both voriconazole and posaconazole are also used only for the treatment of severe bleaches.