How To Deal With Fungal Infections Of The Skin Of The Feet?
What is the skin fungus remedy for my feet …
Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com. I am dr. Princess Claudya will help answer your questions.
First of all, you have to determine in advance whether it is true that the complaint in your feet is a fungal infection.
There are 3 types of fungal infections of the skin, namely:
Dermatophyte infection (tinea): characterized by reddish patches that appear the reddest on the edges, making it look like a ring. The patches feel itchy, especially when exposed to sweat or water. Candida yeast infection (candidiasis cutis): a large reddish rash in the middle surrounded by a small rash, often in the folds of Panu: patches that are whiter than the original skin, itchy Treatment for fungus on the skin using topical / drinking antifungal drugs according to the type of fungus and disease severity.
However, complaints of red and itchy patches on the skin that are similar to fungal infections can also be caused by other things, namely:
Congenital skin inflammation (atopic dermatitis): this disease can recur, is congenital and is often a hereditary disease. May be accompanied by other congenital diseases such as asthma and allergic rhinitis Hives (urticaria): slightly raised skin redness, often due to food allergies Skin inflammation due to contact allergies (allergic contact dermatitis) Skin inflammation due to irritant allergies (irritant contact dermatitis): for example exposure to internal detergents long time, exposed to acids / alkalis, exposed to tomcat body fluids. To determine the cause of your complaint, it is better to consult further with a general practitioner. The doctor will dig further into your complaint and will perform a detailed examination of your skin using a loop. If necessary, the doctor will carry out supporting examinations such as examining skin scrapings to see the causing germs, and blood tests. And after that the doctor will provide treatment for your complaint according to the underlying conditions. If deemed necessary or treatment does not improve, the doctor will refer you to a dermatologist.
Things you can do to improve and prevent worsening of your disease are:
Bathing at least 2x a day Dry the body after bathing or after sweating. Use thin, soft, and absorbent clothing. Do a patch test first every time you use a new product that is applied to the skin. You do this, by applying the product to a little part of the skin and then observing about a day after whether there is redness, itching, or burning. If there is this, it means you are allergic to the ingredients in the topical product. Avoid foods that cause allergies to you Use a body moisturizer to avoid dryness of your skin If you have complaints of itching, you can take over-the-counter drugs such as cetirizine to reduce your itching complaints.
That is the explanation from me. Hopefully helpful and useful. Get better soon :)
dr. Princess Claudya