Fungal Disease and Treatment

The most common form of fungal diseases located on the skin is foot fungus diseases, as well as the most common skin disease in the foot skin is athlete’s foot. So, it’s a common occurrence. Despite its frequent occurrence and often intense itching, it is a disease that is often neglected and underestimated. Perhaps its frequent occurrence also has a share in this neglect. People ask each other to see itching, peeling, watering, etc., in the same areas of their feet. When they find out that it is normal, they may think that a normal healthy foot should be like this. Moreover, if some of our patients are treated, other diseases from elsewhere (e.g. pains in knees, legs)There are also completely unfounded thoughts.

Fungal foot diseases, which are usually very itchy, can sometimes lead to other diseases as well as the discomfort of this itching. The opening of wounds and abrasions on the skin by scratching creates a good entry gate for other microbes and a second microbial disease of different types can be added. In our country ”Erysipelas” Untreated fungal diseases are the most common cause of the microbial disease called the feet and legs. Apart from these, sometimes some allergic reactions to these fungal diseases may develop and cause other types of problems.

The most common form, ”Haemorrhoids” is the location between the toes. This type can sometimes be seen in a dry peeling, sometimes bubbly, sometimes wet, white, cheesy landscape. On the soles of the feet, it can usually be seen with dry peeling and sometimes thickening.

When it settles on the toenails, thickening, coarsening and discoloration of the nails are observed. Sometimes the thickenings are very extreme, causing pain, making it difficult to wear shoes and cut nails. The ugliness of his image is the most obvious aspect.

It can be transmitted directly from foot to foot friction, or from common items such as slippers, socks, shoes, towels, or from common floors such as bathrooms, bathtubs, beaches, Turkish baths and similar. The fact that the feet are not well dried after washing and remain moist creates a very suitable environment for fungal growth. Contamination of nails is mostly through common items such as nail clippers and nail files that can damage the nails.

Some diseases such as eczema, psoriasis and similar diseases that can be located in the same area can sometimes be very misleading. The distinction should be made in a healthy way by a Skin Diseases Specialist. If necessary, laboratory tests are also used.

If the treatment is applied properly as recommended by the Skin Diseases Specialist, it will be much easier and more effective than expected. Regular treatment will be required for at least one month for the skin of the feet and at least four months for the toenails. It is very important to keep the between the toes dry, that is, to dry them very well after washing and even powder them to prevent new contamination and recurrences. To prevent the use of common goods and shoes, socks, etc., which are thought to be infected with fungus. Disinfection of items is very important.

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