Fungal Infections

Fungal infections can infect the top layer of our skin, hair or nails. They are very common in our tropical climate, commonly affecting the feet, nails, groin and buttock areas. Different types of fungus may be responsible for different presentations and your dermatologist can perform some tests to confirm the diagnosis.

TREATMENT & CARE FOR FUNGAL INFECTIONS

  • Topical anti-fungals - mild and small areas of fungal infections can be successfully treated using topical treatments.
  • Oral anti-fungals - if the affected areas are large, severe, or non-responsive to topical treatments, oral tablets may be prescribed to eradicate the fungus.

It is also important to keep cool and dry to prevent recurrence of the infection.

Anti-itch tablets may help with any severe itching.

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