A fungal infection can affect anyone of any age. Fungal infections on the skin can lead to a variety of problems of the skin such as itching, redness, inflammation, patches etc. Just like many other micro-organisms out there, fungi are both of good and harmful type. As a matter of fact, our body has a natural content of fungi as well.
Understanding in detail
When harmful fungi enter our body in numbers, it becomes very hard for the immune system to fend it off. This is when a fungal infection breaks out in the body. Most fungal infections may end up looking like harmless, painful rashes such as the ringworm. The most common types of fungal infections usually affect the skin but sometimes the liver may end up getting affected as well which may lead to a number of health complications if not treated.
One big issue with fungal infections is that the fungi try to re-infect a person who is trying to be cured of it. Another interesting fact is that the fungal infection symptoms can be of innumerable types.
Fungal infections can be picked up by touching gym equipment, public swimming pools, locker room handles, etc. Some fungal infections such as ringworm are highly contagious and can easily spread from one person to another.
Most common types of fungal infections that affect the skin include:
Athlete’s foot: This infection is mostly a common complaint among athletes and people who indulge in a lot of sports, thus the name. This is because fungi love to grow in warm and moist environment such as socks or shoes. It affects the feet and toenails as well. Athlete’s foot might cause toenails to turn yellow and brittle.
Jock itch: This is one of the most embarrassing fungal infections of all. They usually affect the areas in the buttocks, groin or inner thigh region. This infection can be frustratingly itchy.
Ringworm: Both athlete’s foot and jock itch are types of ringworm infection. If the fungi infect any other part of the body, it is commonly referred to as ringworm.
Yeast infection: Women might experience this infection in their vaginal area.
How to cure fungal infections?
Fungal infections may be cured with the help of over the counter medication and ointment. Certain homemade remedies such as turmeric paste have been popular in Indian household since archaic times. Going for the conventional approach might include harsh medication and there is no guarantee whether the fungi might re-infect or not.
Dr Batra’s clinic has been treating such fungal and other types of skin infections for over 35 years already. 1.41 lakh happy patients have been served till now. Dr Batra’s homeopathic treatment of fungal infections includes boosting the immune system with the help of mild medication that carry no chances of side effects. Boosting the immune system from within also ensures that the fungi would not be able to re-infect the body again.