Fungal rash is a frequent skin disease. Fungal rash can result from the moist skin, especially if it is not properly dried after bathing or sweating since this promotes fungal infection. Also certain clothes can cause you to sweat more which can also lead to fungal infection. Poor hygiene and therapy with strong antibiotics can also lead to fungal infection. Fungal rash is characterized by red, itchy skin or even burning sensation and bleeding. Treatment consists of specific creams whilst regular antibiotic and antiseptic creams can’t heal fungal rash. Only skin specialists or dermatologists can recommend proper treatment depending on the type of rash.
Types of RashRingworm or tinea corpora are a term for common skin rash caused by fungus. Athlete foot refers to ringworm rash on the feet. This rash can appear anywhere on the skin and usually covers the big area. Ring worm rash is classified as contagious rash.
The most common rash is the one that is not caused by bacterial infection. It is not contagious and can emerge and disappear without particular reason. Often, skin problems are hereditary and the first signs can be noticed in the childhood. It can be recognized in children by red cheeks, scaly patches on the scalp and arms, legs and stomach. In adults, rash can occur on hands, around eyelids, genitals or even the whole body. This rash leads to, redness, swelling and inflammation of the skin.
Rash produced by bacterial infection as fungus is also quite common. Such infection doesn’t occur due to bad hygiene nor can it be caught in the gym, shower, swimming pool and in contact with animals.
Bacterial infection that mainly affects kids occurs from unknown reasons and it isn’t caused by unhygienic habit. This is treated with oral medications combined with external creams and lotions. Regular visits to dermatologist are necessary.
Viral or allergic rashes, known as herpes and chicken pox can appear and disappear from time to time. This rash lasts several days and doesn’t include other viral symptoms such as cough, sneezing and stomach problems.
Rash that result from food allergy or side effects of certain medications can begin within 2 weeks of the trigger intake. Only solution can be discontinuing the medication. If this rash doesn’t resolve after the stop of consumption of the drug it can turn into allergy.
Rashes are treated with anti-itching creams that contain menthol, camphor and praxomine. Rashes can be also treated with antiseptic or anti-allergic lotion. Fungal infection on the feet can be relieved by soaking the feet in warm water and white vinegar.