Ways to kill skin fungus
There are lots of kinds of fungus in this world and they can affect humans in different ways. Most are harmless, but some can make you sick or even kill you, and then there’s the very special kind of fungus that can take your brain to magical places. That can be fun, if you’re into that sort of thing, but for most people, fungus only causes irritating skin or nail infections that aren’t terribly fetching. These sorts of minor fungal infections of the skin aren’t usually a serious health concern, but they do raise questions as to the cleanliness of your person, since they look kinda gross. Skin fungus might have a similar appearance to other skin conditions, which can make them more difficult to self-diagnose. Recurring infections can also alert your doctor to possible weakness in your immune system, which is definitely a good thing to know about. I’ll take you through a few different kinds of skin fungal infections and give you some pointers for taking care of them, but you can find more detailed information on your particular infection in the list of more specific articles.
Quick fix: anti-fungal creamThere are many, many kinds of over-the-counter anti-fungal creams, lotions, and similar products. Active ingredients to look for include miconazole, clotrimazole, terbinafine, or selenium sulfide
Types of Skin Fungus Infections
There are many, many, many issues that can plague skin, and many forms of fungal infections, and I’ll only bore you with a few of them here. For a proper diagnosis, make an appointment with your favorite medical provider.
Tinea capitis. A fungal infection of the scalp, tinea capitis can pop up in a few different forms: gray patch, black dot, and favus. The only one of those that is still common in the States is black dot, but all are found around the world. Gray patch tinea capitis is usually spread to humans from cats and dogs, and results in hair breakage close to the scalp, along with scaly skin. Black dot tinea capitis is most often found in children, and they are oh so good at sharing it with other kids. It’s hard to notice until the hair loss sets in. Then there’s tinea favosa, a yellow, crusty growth of fungus that, again, causes hair loss. You generally have to be around it for a long time before it latches on to you.
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White spots on the skin like reverse dalmation2011-02-04 18:32:09 by manx2004
Round, white circles
usually in clusters
only on the torso - never on my neck or higher, arms or legs
they do not itch or otherwise bother me
I've been to several doctors and dermatologists and even had a biopsy!
Treatments have included bathing in prescription strength selsum blue (leaving it on for 30 minutes each time, twice a day, sometimes 4 times a day... seriously who thought that was a good idea?!?), several types of cream including anti fungal and steroids, the pill difulcan (sp?) and no sun exposure for over 6 months -- all have had no effect on the spots!
From the biopsy they know it is not: cancer, fungus (such as Tinea versicolor), autoimmune, sun damage or hypo-pigmentation (such as Vitiligo).
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On one visit I was diagnosed with a fungal skin rash, a fungal nail infection and thrush again only to have my theory of a "fungal" common thread dismissed.
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