Skin fungal infections can cause rashes, itching, irritation and blisters that can be aggravating and uncomfortable. There are many different types of skin fungal infections, but one of the most common that affects the body is ringworm. Like most skin fungal infections, ringworm is contagious and can require dermatology treatment to stop the symptoms and spread. At Precision Medical Specialists, our dermatology clinic offers ringworm treatment at our medical center in Wellington, FL.
Causes and Symptoms of Skin Fungal Infections
Ringworm, athlete’s foot, jock itch and yeast infections are all types of skin fungal infections. All except yeast infections are contagious and can be passed from human to human – ringworm can also be spread from animal or objects to human. With contagious skin fungal infections like ringworm, anyone that comes in contact with the fungus is susceptible, but those with a compromised immune system or living in warm climates may be at higher risk.
Symptoms of most skin fungal infections include a rash, itching, swelling and irritation of the skin in the affected area. Athlete’s foot and jock itch are usually on the feet and genitals, while yeast infections tend to affect moist skin folds. Ringworm is unique in that it can affect any part of the body and does have a distinct appearance. Symptoms of ringworm include:
- A round red circle with clearer skin inside
- Scaly skin with red bumps inside the red ring
- Round, raised rings
- Flat rings of itchy or scaly skin
Ringworm patches or rings can overlap, and there can be multiple rings all over the body.
Get Effective Fungal Infections Treatment
Skin fungal infections and ringworm treatment are typically antifungal topical creams or sprays that can be bought over-the-counter in drug stores or pharmacies. However, if an infection is severe or persistent, you may require prescription treatments or medications to control the infection.
If you have a skin fungal infection that is not responding to OTC medications or treatments, contact us at Precision Medical Specialists. Our team can schedule a ringworm or skin fungal injection consultation with our dermatologist, Dr. Katherine Chiang. Contact our medical center in Wellington near West Palm Beach to book your appointment.