Fungus / Nails Fungus

A fungus is a tiny organism, such as mold or mildew. Fungi are everywhere — in the air and water and on the human body. About half of fungi are harmful. If one of the harmful fungi lands on your skin, it can cause a fungal infection. You may develop a rash or feel itchy.

The rash can appear anywhere on the body, including the nails. It’s more common in areas with skin folds, such as the groin, buttocks or thighs.

The medical name for a fungal skin infection is tinea.

Types of fungal infections 

Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis):

The most common type of fungal infection, this condition often spreads when people walk barefoot in public bathrooms or locker rooms. The skin between your toes turns white and starts to peel. Athlete’s foot can also affect the soles (bottoms) of the feet.

Nail fungus (onychomycosis):

This infection is a common foot problem. It usually affects the toenails, which become yellow and thick and break easily.

Jock itch (tinea cruris):

A rash of the groin area, jock itch affects more men than women.

Scalp ringworm (tinea capitis):

This rash occurs mostly in children. It causes hair loss, but with the right treatment, the hair usually grows back.

Ringworm (tinea corporis):

This “catch-all” term is what healthcare providers call a rash that doesn’t fit into any other category. The rash often forms a ring shape.

At Skin zone Clinic, we offer permanent cure to most varieties of fungal infections with medication. Treatment course has to be completed for best results.

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