What are fungal infections
Fungal infection occurs because of some kind of fungus in the body or on the skin. This kind of infection is generally not serious and does not spread easily from person to person. An infection further within our human body may be more serious. Various kinds of yeast infections that are found in humans are:
- Athlete’s foot
- Jock itch
- Mouth infection
- Vagina infection
- Ringworm etc.
Fungal infections symptoms
Symptoms of yeast attacks change with regards to the type and harshness of the illness, the area of the body impacted and individual factors.
Symptoms of athlete’s foot are as follows :
- Itching of the feet
- Thick, yellowish toenails that disengage from the nail beds if the toenails is infected by fungus
- Scaling and flaking of the skin of the feet
Symptoms of jock itch
Symptoms of jock itch mainly occur in men:
- Red, scaly rash in the groin area
- Itching of the groin area
Symptoms of ringworm
Symptoms of ringworm are as follows:
- Red, inflamed area on the scalp.
- Hair loss from the infested area of the scalp.
Symptoms mouth infection
Symptoms of mouth infection are as follows :
- Scratches that are elevated, are white-yellow in color, and appear in spots in the mouth, tongue or on the throat.
- Painful, bleeding gums.
- Patches that become painful, that makes eating or swallowing difficult.
Symptoms vagina infection
Symptoms of vagina infection are as follows :
- Thick, white discharge from vagina
- Vaginal itching and irritation
- Burning with urination
Symptoms of digestive track infection
Symptoms of digestive tract infection are as follows :
Recurrent Candida attacks can be a manifestation of a more serious condition, such as HIV/AIDS or diabetes. It is important to seek immediate health care for recurring Candida attacks, such as recurring genital attacks or oral Candida infection.
Antifungal medication for fungal infection
An anti-fungal medication is a treatment used to cure yeast attacks such as sportsman’s feet, candidiasis, ringworm, infection (thrush), cryptococcal meningitis, and others. Such medication is usually acquired by a prescription or bought over-the-counter. Some effective medicines for fungal infection are :
Generic lamisil (terbinafine): is an anti-fungal drug used to cure yeast attacks of the fingernails or claws. It is also used to cure ringworm, athlete feet and jock scratch. This drug avoids the development of infection. It is found in tablet and ointment form.Some side effects which this drug may cause are stinging, itching, redness or burning sensation. It can also cause heartburn, stomach pain, diarrhea, headache, sore throat, and tiredness.
Note: do consult your physician and follow his instruction while using this medicine.
Generic Mycelex cream (clotrimazole cream): is a relevant anti-fungal drug used to treat fungal infections of the vagina; mouth and skin for example body ringworm, athlete’s foot and jock itch. This drug is found in cream form.This can also cause side effects such as peeling , itching, redness, skin irritation ,swelling ,severe blistering and dryness.
Note: Do consult your physician and follow his instruction totally while taking this medication.