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Fungal Infection

Treatment at Auro Skin Clinic

Understanding Fungal Infections

​Fungal infections are common dermatological issues that affect people of all ages. These infections can occur on various parts of the body, leading to discomfort, itching, and skin changes. At our skin clinic, we aim to provide comprehensive educational information to help you understand fungal infections and how to manage them effectively. Here are some key points to consider:

What Are Fungal Infections?

  • The exact cause of Psoriasis is not known. It is a complex interplay between genetics and immunology. 

  • Genetic susceptibility and environmental factors are responsible for disease. 

  • Normally the outer layer of skin is continuously replaced and it takes place in four weeks. There is increased turnover of skin cells in Psoriasis so that the skin cells are formed and shed in 5 days. 

Is Psoriasis hereditary? Is Psoriasis transmissible to family members or contacts? 

  • Fungal infections, also known as mycoses, are skin conditions caused by fungi. These microorganisms thrive in warm and moist environments, making the skin an ideal breeding ground.

Types of Fungal Infections

  • Athlete's Foot: Affects the feet, causing itching, redness, and peeling skin.

  • Ringworm: A contagious infection that can affect various body parts, often appearing as a circular, red rash.

  • Jock Itch: Primarily affects the groin area and is more common in men.

  • Nail Fungus: Infection of the nails, leading to yellowing, thickening, and crumbling.

  • Candidiasis: Often occurs in moist areas, like the mouth, genitals, or folds of the skin.

Causes and Risk Factors

  • Fungi thrive in humid conditions, making sweaty skin, tight clothing, and communal showers conducive to infection.

  • Weakened immune systems, diabetes, and certain medications can increase the risk of fungal infections.


  • Common symptoms include itching, redness, peeling, and in some cases, a distinctive circular rash.

  • Nail fungus may cause thickening, discoloration, and brittleness of the nails.

  • Candidiasis can lead to white patches in the mouth, genital itching, or a red rash in skin folds.


  • Our dermatologists can diagnose fungal infections through visual examination, skin scraping, or nail clippings for laboratory testing.

Treatment Options

  • Antifungal creams, ointments, or powders are typically used to treat superficial infections.

  • For severe or recurrent cases, oral antifungal medications may be prescribed.

  • Nail infections may require topical or oral treatments and sometimes laser therapy or nail removal.


  • Keep the skin clean and dry, especially in areas prone to moisture.

  • Wear loose-fitting, breathable clothing.

  • Avoid sharing personal items like towels, razors, and footwear.

  • Maintain good foot hygiene and avoid walking barefoot in public areas.

Consult a Dermatologist

  • f you suspect a fungal infection, it's essential to seek professional care. Our dermatologists can provide an accurate diagnosis and tailored treatment plan to help you regain healthy, clear skin.

Understanding fungal infections is the first step toward effective management and prevention. At our skin clinic, we are dedicated to providing you with the best care and guidance for a healthy and beautiful skin.


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