Fight against fungal infection

Skin fungal infection are common and are caused by fungi which could be difficult to kill and thus it is very crucial to fight against fungal infection by following standard guidelines of do’s and dont’s.

For skin and nail infections, one can apply medicine directly to the infected area. Oral anti fungal medicines are also available for serious infections.

Some fungi reproduce through tiny spores in the air. One can inhale the spores or they can land on you. As a result, fungal infections often start in the lungs or on the skin.

One is more likely to get a fungal infection if he has a weakened immune system or take antibiotics.

Some of important Do’s and Dont’s in cases of fungal infection are as follows:

DO’s

  • Regular bathing, body cleansing is must.
  • Before wearing clothes, drying out the groin area to prevent excess moisture.
  • Wear loose clothes.
  • Laundering clothes of infected person in hot water and washing with anti-septic agent.
  • Drying clothes in sunlight for at least 2 hours.
  • Wearing clothes after ironing them and placing them separately.
  • Washing your hands with anti septic and water frequently.
  • Keep hair, nails, and scalp clean.
  • Wearing well ventilated shoes with cotton socks.
  • Not sharing comb and other utilities with other family members.
  • Eating healthy food which boost immunity,
  • Drinking 2-3 liters of water everyday.

DONT’s

  • Occasional bathing.
  • Using towel used by other members of the family.
  • Wearing clothes immediately after bath.
  • Washing personal clothes with family member’s clothes.
  • Wearing clothes dried under fan & without ironing them.
  • Wearing tight jeans, leggings and jeggings.
  • Sharing comb and other utilities with family members.
  • Scratching on lesions and not washing hands.
  • Keeping hair, nail, and scalp filthy.
  • Waling barefoot in public places.
  • Eating unhealthy food.
  • Drinking less water

References:

  1. Treatment of fungal infection, https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/treatment-of-fungal-infection/
  2. Fungal infection, https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/fungal-infections-skin#1
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