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Fungus Treatment

Fungus Treatment

Treatment of Fungal Infections

Types of Fungal and Yeast Infections

Fungal and yeast infections are common skin conditions caused by various types of fungi. These infections can affect different parts of the body, and understanding the specific type of infection is crucial for effective treatment. Here are some of the most common types of fungal and yeast infections:

  • Tinea Corporis (Ringworm): This infection affects the body and presents as circular, red, scaly patches with clear centers, giving it a ring-like appearance. It is caused by dermatophytes, a group of fungi that thrive on keratin in the skin.
  • Tinea Capitis (Scalp Ringworm): This fungal infection affects the scalp and hair shafts, leading to itchy, scaly patches of hair loss. It is more common in children and can cause inflammation and swelling of the lymph nodes.
  • Tinea Versicolor: Caused by the yeast Malassezia furfur, this infection results in small, discolored patches on the skin, which may be lighter or darker than the surrounding skin. It is often found on the chest, back, and shoulders and is more noticeable in warm, humid climates.
  • Tinea Pedis (Athlete's Foot): This common fungal infection affects the feet, especially between the toes. Symptoms include itching, redness, scaling, and sometimes blisters or ulcers. It is often contracted from walking barefoot in damp communal areas like locker rooms or swimming pools.
  • Tinea Manuum: Similar to tinea pedis, this infection affects the hands, causing dry, scaly patches, often on the palms. It can be contracted through direct contact with an infected person or surface.
  • Onychomycosis: This fungal infection affects the nails, leading to thickened, discolored, and brittle nails. It can be caused by dermatophytes, yeasts, or non-dermatophyte molds and is more common in toenails than fingernails.

Treatment Options

Topical Antifungals

For mild fungal infections, topical antifungal creams, lotions, or gels are often effective. These include over-the-counter options like clotrimazole, miconazole, and terbinafine. Prescription-strength topical treatments may be necessary for more persistent or widespread infections.

Oral Antifungals

For more severe or extensive fungal infections, oral antifungal medications may be required. Commonly prescribed oral antifungals include terbinafine, itraconazole, and fluconazole. These medications are particularly useful for infections affecting the scalp (tinea capitis) or nails (onychomycosis), where topical treatments may not penetrate deeply enough to be effective.

Antifungal Shampoos

Tinea capitis and tinea versicolor can be effectively treated with medicated shampoos containing antifungal agents like ketoconazole or selenium sulfide. These shampoos help to reduce fungal growth on the scalp and body, alleviating symptoms and preventing recurrence.

Combination Therapy

In some cases, a combination of topical and oral treatments may be necessary to fully eradicate the infection. This approach is often used for stubborn or recurrent infections, ensuring that both surface and deeper fungal elements are addressed.

Preventive Measures

Preventing fungal infections involves good hygiene practices and lifestyle adjustments. This includes keeping the skin clean and dry, avoiding sharing personal items like towels or shoes, wearing breathable footwear, and using antifungal powders or sprays in shoes and on feet. Regularly washing bedding and clothing in hot water can also help prevent reinfection.

Expertise at True Dermatology

At True Dermatology, our team of experts is dedicated to diagnosing and treating all types of fungal and yeast infections. We provide individualized treatment plans tailored to each patient's specific condition and needs, ensuring the most effective and timely resolution of the infection.

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Evlyn O.

As a teenager, I suffered from cystic acne which left some indented acne scars behind. I often felt self-conscious about those scars and decided to make an appointment with Dr. Sung after reading all his amazing reviews. I saw Dr. Sung for a cosmetic consultation and he attentively listened to all my concerns and recommended we try using fillers to fill in the small pits.

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I am an ER physician and a couple of weeks ago my nephew developed a skin condition that I had not seen before. I consulted Dr. Sung right away and sent him a picture. He replied in less than a minute with the diagnosis and treatment. I sent it to my nephews doctors who also didn't know what it was. They were able to confirm the diagnosis and start treatment right away.

Without Dr. Sun's quick diagnosis there would have been a delay of treatment and the infection could have spread to my nephews brain. Luckily it didn't and my nephew is back at home now laughing and playing as before. I went to medical school with Dr. Sung. He was the top student in our class all 4 years and I knew if there is anyone who would have an answer it was going to be him and he did. I knew that he is still the best and is always studying the latest research papers. This is the kind of dermatologist you want taking care of your skin.