About Fungal Skin Conditions
Fungal skin conditions are also known as ‘mycoses’ and can be both contagious and opportunistic infections that take advantage of certain environmental conditions. Fungi prefer a warm and moist environment, and therefore thrive in areas such as armpits, genitals, under the breasts and between the toes. In most cases, fungal conditions are mild, however, in immune-compromised patients, fungal conditions can become a more serious disease. Other factors that increase the risk of fungal skin infections include:
Fungal Skin Condition Causes
Common fungal skin infections are caused by yeasts (such as Candida or Malassezia furfur) or dermatophytes such as Epidermophyton, Microsporum and Trichophyton which tend to affect only the surface layer of the skin, nails, and hair.
Candida skin infections can include:
Malassezia furfur infections include:
Tinea infections include:
Fungal skin infection treatments:
Conventional treatments include topical and/or oral antifungals. At Psoriasis Eczema Clinic, fungal skin treatments are customised according to the individual symptoms, presentation, location and triggers. Our treatments not only provide symptomatic relief but help to reduce reoccurrence by addressing the underlying triggers. If you would like to book a consultation for your fungal skin/nail condition, call the PEC today.