Fungal Infections

Fungal infections are more common when the environment is hot and humid.  The most common types of fungal infections of the skin and nails are athlete's foot, nail fungus, and ringworm.

Symptoms

The most common symptoms of fungal infections are:

  • itching
  • redness
  • peeling of the skin

 

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Treatments

How to treat fungal infections:

  • Antifungal cream, powders, shampoos, and  sprays
  • Keep affected areas clean and dry
  • Oral Antifungal Medications

Prevention:

  • Practice good personal hygiene.  Fungus thrives in warm, dark, moist environments.
  • Dry skin thoroughly after swimming and showering.
  • Wear loose and breathable clothing.

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