Skin fungus is a disease that is often caused by the tinea called an infectious mushroom. It is similar to a center of a target, an annular skin with a lighter color. Or by direct contact with the mushrooms, either by touching the infected skin or by the use of objects that are infected – washcloths, towels, hats or hairbrushes.
Most common is the scarring of the scalp, which affects especially children between the ages of 2 and 10, and can spread very quickly in kindergartens and schools. Children often get it from pets as dogs and cats have a sponge in the fungus. Warm, wet environments (bathrooms or swimming pools) can make the fungus grow ideal as a hotbed.
Symptoms of Skin Fungus
- Round or oval, red-purple spots on the skin that begin with a small imitation and spread later.
- The center of the spots is lighter in color, which is becoming increasingly reddish.
- Sometimes the patches are dry and scaly. Patches most commonly appear on the face although they may appear elsewhere on the body, especially around the groin, arms, legs, and scalp.
- Touch sensitive areas begin to itch, and if they are scratched, they can become infected.
- These touch-sensitive areas can also appear on the scalp, causing the hair to fall and leaving a bald spot.
- Fingers’ nails can also become infected by scratching areas affected by infection.
Purpose of the treatment
Fungal disease is not a serious condition, but it is very contagious, and an infected person should beware of contact with others.
The purpose of the treatment is to eliminate the rash symptoms and to prevent the spread of the fungus.
Traditional / Western Healing
Precise diagnosis is essential for the treatment of tinea. The rash can be combined with psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, and candidiasis. To diagnose fungal skin diseases, microscopic examination of skin lesions is required in a hospital laboratory.
Find the source of the fungus to prevent the spread of the pathogen. Keep the infected skin area clean and dry. Many people mistakenly think that their skin is dry only at one point, so they use ointments and emollients (skin softeners) that cause the lesion to increase. In case of initial rash, it may be helpful to use tea tree oil for three weeks a day. Avoid using hydrocortisone cream, wearing tight clothes, and wrapping the affected area.
Fungicide; Local fungicides, e.g., butanefin lysidide, terbinafine and clotrimazole may be used twice daily for 2-3 weeks. If they are not used, oral fungicides such as 100 mg itraconazole or 200 mg fluconazole per day can be used. They may, however, cause liver damage. Therefore periodic liver enzymes should be performed. If we also take a milky cream, they will protect the liver, but they do not reduce their effect and cause no significant interactions. Together with these medicines, concentrated tea tree oil can also be used locally. If the condition does not improve within 2-3 weeks or the infection recurs, consult a physician.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
The primary treatment for the treatment of fungal diseases in the Chinese traditional medicine system is external herbal medicines.
Gyógynövényrecept-. 9 g of carnations (Syzygium aromaticum, Din Xiang) and 15 g of rhubarb (Rheum Officinale-Rh. Palmatum, Rh. Tanguticum, Da Huang) should be inoculated into 90 ml rice juice for a few days. Appropriate quantities of this fluid should be applied twice daily for the skin affected. Herbal paste: 30 g of garlic and 30 g of fresh chives should be crushed in paste form and applied to the inflamed skin several days a day, once or twice a day.
Acupuncture treatment can strengthen the immune system and reduce itching. Weekly two treatments may take 3-4 weeks.
Consume foods that help to clean the blood from “warm,” remove “excess moisture” and eliminate “dryness” (e.g., mustard, water spinach or honey).
Fungal infestation is often associated with other infections. If a person had a single fungal infection for a single time, systemic (all over the body) candidiasis may develop. When treating fungal skin infections with naturally occurring methods, we must also think about overcoming systemic candidiasis if its presence is suspected.
The following diet is part of the basic dieting used for candidiasis. Eat chicken, eggs, fish, yogurt, vegetables, nuts, seeds, oils and lots of raw garlic. Do not consume refined and simple sugars, such as white or brown sugar, raw sugar, honey, milk or sweeteners. Stevia is a permissible sugar substitute. Avoid alcohol, milk, fruits, dried fruits and mushrooms, and foods that contain yeast or mold, examples of all kinds of bread, muffins, cakes, bakery products, cheese, dried fruits, melons, and peanuts. Increase the intake of fiber foods; a teaspoon of one teaspoon of soluble rosé, which can be guar gum, psyllium (Plantago psyllium), linseed or pectin, stir in a glass of water and consume twice a day on an empty stomach.
What can we do in our environment
Spores can live in our environment for many years. For this reason, it is advisable to keep the house clean so that you can get rid of the fungus. Blankets, blankets, and carpets are often vacuum cleaned, and all plain surfaces (tiles, tables, counters, window sills and the like) are washed with a disinfectant, for example, with 5% bleach for a few weeks. Mushrooms gather in bathtubs, on the pavement of the bathroom and in the fruit storage, in the cupboard of the cupboards. Regularly clean the mentioned hotbed of mushrooms with a mixture of tea tree oil, thyme oil, and rosemary oil. Use 10-20 drops of each in a bucket of water. Wash all the textiles (clothes, bedding, cushions, etc.) that may be in contact with the mushroom with 5% whitening in hot water. If you have a clothes dryer, dry it all in the hot air because the fungi will be destroyed at high temperatures. The combs and caps should also be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. Keep our pets fungicidal. If you suspect that fungus is spread by an animal, take it to a veterinarian for thorough examination and professional care. Keep the animal bed clean too!
Oregano oil has a strong fungicidal effect. Put five drops of liquid under your tongue or mix it in a glass of water. Using the oil at a high concentration, for some people may be too strong. It can also be taken as a capsule, 500 mg per day. Garlic is fungicidal and improves the functioning of the immune system; Take 500 mg twice daily and 200 mg of grapefruit extract (or use as recommended on the package) 200 mg twice a day due to the fungicidal properties. Undecylenic acid found in castor oil has also been shown to have strong fungicidal properties. Take 200 mg three times a day. The Pau d’Arco tea (Argentina’s inner bark, Tabebuia impetiginosa) also has strong fungicidal properties. Drink two cups of tea a day. Take 200-500 mg of barberry per day for its microbial and fungicidal properties.
Caprylic acid (also called octanoic acid) is a fatty acid that has been shown to have gum-like properties. Take 1000 mg three times a day. Vitamin C of 1000 mg per day improves immunity. Take high-potency multivitamin because it supports the immune system. Two per day, 30 minutes before meals, we consume probiotics that contain about 4 billion microorganisms. These microorganisms are acidic environmentally beneficial physiologically useful bifidobacteria that prevent the overgrowth of yeasts and suppress the candidate.
Mushroom pathogens cannot be washed, but are daily bathing or showering can inhibit its spread and somewhat relieve itching. No need for stuttering (adstriction), rough surface or disinfecting soap, appropriate the use of simple soft soap. Do not rub the skin, that’s all aggravates the condition of the wounds. Fungus grow in wet environments. Bathing then dry the affected area thoroughly and spray with moisture-absorbing powder. (Do not spray maize starch, because it’s the fungi nutrition.) We can improve if we use a hairdryer to blow cold air.
Any of the following may be used in conjunction with conventional therapies to accelerate the healing process after infection.
After washing, thoroughly, but gently wipe dry the affected areas as the warm wet environment is the best potato for fungal infections. Any device that has been in contact with the skin, such as combs, hairbrushes, hair bands, should be destroyed. We also monitor our animals, because they need a different kind of therapy.
Sepia officinalis: Used in typical cases when the infection affects the hairy scalp and crown-like, as well as circular spots on the back of the head. As a consequence of the infection, hair growth, density and quality may deteriorate.
Sulfur: If the infection occurs in an individual where the patient has poor skin and hair, prone to acne, blisters, and susceptible to infections, use Sulphur. The former also includes the characteristic symptom that the patient’s skin is very bad for bathing, showering, and body temperature elevation.
Infection usually occurs on the scalp, between the toes, the groin, or other areas of the body, and may rarely occur on the nails. The agents used to treat skin and nail art are locally administered on the infected surface. This method maximizes the effectiveness of the treatment and minimizes the occurrence of side effects. If the symptoms do not get better or worse, seek medical attention, because presumably a more targeted, more effective treatment is required. Although many plants have antifungal effects (eg Calendula officinalis, Origanum vulgare) and cloves (Syzygium aromaticum), only a few herbal preparations of proven herbs can be used to treat skin gums.
Garlic: Garlic is a topical antifungal agent locally, but it is not used in Europe for this purpose. Although treatment with freshly squeezed garlic, several times a day, several days of treatment can be effective against certain skin dumplings, due to the unpleasant smell of garlic, this treatment is unprecedented. It is also an effective but more tolerable method of using garlic gelatin instead of raw garlic. One of the organic sulfur compounds found in garlic has a strong antifungal effect, and its effectiveness is comparable to that of certain drugs. Garlic gel containing 1% is used twice daily for ten days to eliminate the fungal infection. In the case of local treatment, side effects are very rare; sometimes slight skin irritation may occur.
Tea Tree Oil: Tea tree (Melaleuca altemifolia) essential oil is locally effective for treating some fungal infections, although it is rarely expected to be fully recovered from the treatment. Efficacy and the dose to be used are still the subjects of debates. 5-15% oily solution of tea tree oil or cream containing 5-15% essential oil can be used to treat the infected skin 2-3 times a day. In some cases, higher concentrations may be required, and 25-100% of the essential oils in the various recommendations may be mentioned (essential oils of undiluted oil can also be used to treat nail gum). The only significant side effect associated with the long-term use of tea tree oil is dermatitis, which should be discontinued or reduced in the event of application.