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What is fungus? How is it treated?

Athlete’s Foot (Tinea Pedis)


It is a superficial infection of feet with fungi called dermatophytes. It is often seen in men after puberty.

Dry, white-coloured crust, thickening, cracking and especially in the 4th-5th. The damp look between the toes is evident. Itching can be very severe and accompanied by bad odor. Fungal infections are contagious; from one region of the body to another, from goods or from people to people, from people to animals.

Treatment will be much easier and more effective if properly applied as recommended by your dermatologist. Depending on the severity of illness, tablets or oral tablets are used. Regular treatment for the foot skin will be required for at least one month. Adherence to preventive measures alongside treatment will both affect the success of the treatment positively and is crucial to prevent transmission and recurrence.


You can protect yourself from foot cushion by following some simple rules;

Wash your feet every day and dry your fingers thoroughly.

Avoid tight shoes and socks, especially in hot months.

Wear cotton socks, change them more often if they are damp or daily.

In the summer months use protective powder against the mantle in the shoes.

Do not use common nail scissors, slippers, socks, foot towels.

Cut your fingernails regularly.

You should not use your old shoes or use them after having been treated with disinfectants or antifungal powders.

If you’re going to the swimming pool, make sure it’s clean.


Nail fungus

It is an infection that occurs with the fungal microbe of the hand or toenails. Thickness in the hands or toes causes color and shape changes and breakage. Several different types of mushrooms can cause nail fungus. The fungus develops in the moist and airless environment inside the shoes. Foot mushrooms can prepare the appropriate environment for nail fungus. Yellow-brown color change and thickening in the nails, bad odor may occur. Your Dermatologists can diagnose by looking at the appearance of your hands and toes. Sometimes small samples can be taken from your fingernails. These samples are sent to the laboratory for testing and the diagnosis can be made definitively. Treatment can begin with as much as possible removal of the infected nail.

Treatment is possible with topical cream, lacquer or systemic medications, depending on the severity of the torn nail and the number of nails retained. Sometimes troublesome side effects may occur with both systemically used terbinafine or itraconazole. If the nail fungus is resistant to treatment in very severe cases, it may be necessary to surgically remove the whole of the nail.


Crotch fungus

In the crotch region, it is a fungal infection that gives symptoms such as redness, itching and dandruff which are caused by dermatophyte-type fungi. Dermatophyte-type fungi arise from people with fungal infections, from animals or from contact with soil or from another body in the body. The disease may cause itching and burning, which may cause discomfort to the patient or may occur without complaint. Itching can be severe at the onset. Crotch fungus; most often beginning from the upper and inner side of the thigh. Itching and redness are mostly bilateral. Sometimes it can also be seen unilateral. When not treated, the disease can spread to the sides of the lower part of the navel, the breech, and the hip. However, the placement of the disease in the genital organs is quite common. The disease is often limited to half a month, with bumps, reddish, puffy, indented protruding edges. In extreme cases, small aqueous bubbles or inflammatory bubbles may appear at the edges. If the disease lasts for a long time, it may be seen that there is thickening of the skin due to itching. Most of the patients are also present with fungal infections in the standing together. Mushroom creams are usually sufficient when uncommon in treatment. In the treatment of common conditions, mushroom creams and oral fungicides provide complete healing.