There are many common forms of fungal infections depending upon the area of involvement like Tinea capitis (scalp), tine pedis (foot), tinea corporis (body), tinea cruris (genital area), tinea barbae ( beard area)
Usually presents as itchy skin, ring shaped rash, red scaly cracked skin .
SOURCES OF INFECTION:
From a person who is suffering from ringworm, pets like dogs and cats , from environment like locker rooms, public restrooms in the malls/hotels, public showers around swimming pools, sharing towels & other clothes with an infected person.
1 Most important is to maintain good hygiene in the form of :
a) change your towel every second day
b) Take bath twice daily
c) PUT YOUR TOWEL as well as UNDER GARMENTS OUT IN SUN TO DRY COMPLETELY
d) IRON YOUR UNDERGARMENTS FROM BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE SKIN
e) Dry your body well before putting on your clothes after bath
f) You must take shower after coming back from GYM
g) Avoid wearing under garments at the night time.
h)You can apply little olive oil on the afftected area on the wet skin after bathing if there is peeling of skin in affected area.
i) Avoid wearing jeans ; wear cotton trousers.
j)CONSULT A DERMATOLOGIST (; not QUACKS or GENERAL PHYSICIANS) FOR PROPER TREATMENT.
2 . SECOND CRUCIAL FACTOR IS : COMPLETE YOUR TREATMENT WITH NO GAPS IN FOLLOW-UPS which is a very important cause of RECURRENCE OF FUNGAL INFECTIONS.
Ringworm can be treated with oral anti fungal medication and antifungal creams, lotions and powders applied to the skin for 2 to 4 months .
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