​How To Take Care of Skin Fungus

​How To Take Care of Skin Fungus

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    As if your skincare issues aren’t already enough, skin fungus can show up all of a sudden in the most awkward of places — particularly where there are skin folds that easily become moist, such as the groin, under the breast, armpits joints and in between your toe fingers.


    What causes skin fungus?

    Before you can start thinking about proper fungal care, it will be ideal for you to learn how you may have gotten that jock itch or athlete’s foot or ringworm.

     Here are the most common causes of fungal infections on the skin:

    1.  You may be sweating too much lately. Moist skin is the most favorable condition for fungi to grow.  It is the first thing you want to avoid when skin fungus is bothering you rather than thinking about how to fade the marks with a skin brightening cream.  

    2.  Some conditions, like diabetes or obesity, put some women and men at higher risk for contracting skin fungus.  If you have a medical condition or taking a medication or have become severely sick recently, a compromised immune system may also trigger fungal infections.  If you have a specific condition, it will be better for you to consult first with your doctor rather than self medicate as fungal growth may have implications that relate to your medical condition.

    3.  Taking of antibiotics favors the growth of skin fungal infections.  Antibiotics disrupts the balance of micro flora and fauna on your skin which drastically decreases the population of one species but, which in turn, favors the growth of another, in this case, fungi.

    4.  Poor hygiene.  Not changing socks or underwear regularly can favor the growth of fungi. So too does poor washing, in effect failing to clean the body effectively and clearing it of sweat and dirt.

    5.  Hot and humid environment.  Including intense physical activity, these environmental conditions can be conducive to excessive sweating and moisture on skin folds.

    In general, fungal infections are diagnosed by its appearance and are often characterized as being reddish, swollen and scaly.  If there’s possibility it may be something else, a portion of your skin may be scraped then grown and tested in the lab.

    How you can bid farewell to skin fungus

    Before you start courting the idea of going in for a Cosmelan treatment or picking up a skin brightening cream to take care of dark marks caused by fungi on your skin, please tackle the fungus that’s causing the infection first.

    Here are the top recommendations for you to get rid of fungal infection:

    1.  Get yourself an over-the-counter fungal cream or ointment.  You can always ask the pharmacist if you’re not sure what to get. Some of the most effective active ingredients to look for are hydrocortisone and clotrimazole.  It will also be better if you can describe the area needing treatment because some formulations may work better depending on the nature and type of infection.  Observe and if you don’t seem to be responding to OTC, you may need to see your physician for an examination and a prescription.

    2.  Take an oral anti-allergy medicine.  If you’re itching and scratching yourself too much, an anti-allergy medicine can help you keep your hands off the infected areas of your skin.  Scratching aggravates the problem because it leaves your skin with lesions that also add to the scaling and wounding of already damaged skin.

    3.  Keep skin folds dry.  This is critical and it can be tricky as well.  The best solution is to change clothes immediately after sweating.  Don’t let sweaty clothes air dry on your skin.  Wash or wipe off areas of your skin that have become sweaty.  It can be tempting to take showers too, which should be safe to take once in the morning and once at night but not more than that.  Bathing too often can strip off your skin’s natural moisture and protective barriers which can make it feel even more itchy.

    4.  Use loose clothing.  Let the air in so that you can keep the moisture out.  Use more absorbent textiles.

    5.  Keep the area moisturized.  Lightweight moisturizers can best penetrate the area.  If you prefer, coconut oil can also be an effective antifungal agent at the same time that it is an ideal moisturizer for dry, scaly skin.


    Stop worrying about your fungal infection.  It’s time to give a solution—one that works and one that lasts.

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    Author Bio : Jazz Pollard

    I’m a post-graduate in English literature, a writer and beauty researcher, with over a decade of experience researching and writing as a profession and as a passion. As a beauty blogger, I write articles on beauty and makeup-related topics, including makeup tips, skincare issues, anti-aging issues, eyelash enhancers, Lip Plumpers and best make-up tips and tricks, and use the power of self-motivation in my writing

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