Fungal Skin Infections

There is a wide range of fungal skin conditions, some of which are extremely common. Although these infections aren’t usually serious, they can cause discomfort and irritation.

  • Fungal skin infections may be spread from person to person
  • Ringworm is a common fungal infection, it has nothing to do with worms
  • Over 70% of people will experience athlete’s foot at some point in their lives which is also a fungal skin infection

Frequently Asked Questions

These types of skin infections are caused by many different types of fungi (such as ringworm) and include yeasts like candida (thrush) and malassezia. Some fungal skin infections – candida is one example – usually come from an overgrowth of your own, previously harmless, fungi.

You can pick up fungi from contact with another infected person or animal or by sharing contaminated items such as clothes, towels, hairbrushes or bedclothes.

Fungal infections are one of a number of skin infection types. A consultation with our experienced clinicians will help determine which condition you have and the best course of treatment.

If fungal skin infections aren’t treated, they can last for a long time. They could also spread to other parts of your body, cause a bacterial infection or be passed on to other people. A fungal infection on your scalp may cause a bald patch if left untreated.

Our qualified health professionals can discuss your symptoms and recommend the best antifungal medicine. This might be a cream, gel or spray depending on where the rash is.

A fungal infection is contagious so protect others by avoiding communal showers and changing areas. To stop it spreading to other parts of your body, try not to scratch the rash.

Practise good hygiene by washing the affected area daily and drying skin thoroughly, wear loose-fitting, breathable clothes and clean your clothes, bedding and towels frequently.

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