Cutaneous mycoses: types, diagnosis and treatment

Written by: Dr. Vicente Delgado Florencio
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The fungal skin diseases in Spain are skin, hair or nail fungal. There are basically three:

The first has a very funny name: tinea versicolor, but everyone knows it as "mushrooms". After the summer produce white spots on the upper back and arms. It is produced by a yeast. It is not contagious. But if recurrent or is it tends to repeat.

The second is candidiasis, which are caused by yeast called Candida. They can cause infections in male and female genitalia, sometimes as a sexually transmitted disease, resulting in whitish lesions and itching. On the other hand it can also affect the mouth both children and adults, especially after taking antibiotics. They are contagious.

Thirdly, the "dermatoficias" or mycosis in popular sense, also called "ringworm". They are produced by fungi called dermatophytes. They are not only contagious between people, but also from domestic animals such as dogs, cats and rabbits. Produced in the round bald head kids, red patches on the body, round, scaly, and thickened nails and separation of the same, especially fat toenails.


Indications or habits to avoid skin mycosis

Dermatology experts advise a series of follow-up habits which prevents or reduces the chances of such infections appear.

For tinea versicolor, good hygiene and in predisposed persons not use milk or body oils. Do not sunbathe before treatment.

Genital candidiasis, are prevented by condom use, circumcision and good hygiene. Oral with diabetes study and consider his appearance after the use of antibiotics for other processes.

For dermatoficias first thing is to avoid possible contact with animals and with other people, especially children. Of course, good hygiene is very important.

Finally, to say that all have good treatment, but the difficulty is that each has a different treatment and it is essential to know the cause fungus to give advice on how to prevent and avoid the spread of other people.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Vicente Delgado Florencio

Dr. Delgado Florencio is a leading dermatologist who runs her own private practice of dermatology at Granada. He is an expert in diseases of the nails (onychomycosis) and mycosis (fungal diseases). Furthermore, it is dedicated to the study, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Doctor has over thirty years experience as a dermatologist in San Cecilio de Granada hospital and clinical Professor of Dermatology at the Faculty of Medicine of Granada.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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