Dr. Nethravati speaks about various types of fungal infections also called “Tinea” or “Dermatophytosis” and learn about tips to prevent fungal infections.
What are the tips to prevent ringworm fungal infection?
Avoid wearing tight-fitting clothes
Wear clothes that are made of breathable fabric such as cotton
Avoid wet clothing
Avoid wearing tight shoes
Keep your feet dry
Avoid wet work for long durations
Take bath twice a day in case of excessive sweating
What are the different ways to treat fungal infections?
Apply topical antifungals to the infected area twice a day for 3-4 weeks
Use lotion or gel-based ointment over the hairy areas for easy application and better results
Antifungal powders can be used as an alternative to ointments
Consult your nearest dermatologist in case topical agents are not working
Start oral antifungals as recommended by the dermatologist
What are the dos and don’ts in case of fungal infections?
Wash the infected person’s clothes separately
Wash the clothes in hot water and dry them in the sunlight
Avoid sharing any of your personal hygiene products
Always keep affected areas dry
Keep your body clean and dry at all times
Take a proper treatment and consult an espert, book an appointment now with Dr. Nethravati