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Fungal infections

Treatment of fungal infections

Fast, gentle and safe

Fungal infections are among the most common diseases in dermatology. Numerous skin, nail and intestinal diseases are caused by fungal infections. Many scaly skin changes are due to fungal infections. Fungal infections can affect the entire skin, including the scalp, mucous membranes in the mouth and genital area, or the nails.

Causes and origins

Like bacteria and viruses, fungi are microorganisms that occur in benign form everywhere in the body and its surroundings. If the balance of the skin is mixed up or if other influences come into play, it can lead to an annoying, itchy and flaky skin change in the form of a fungal infection. The infection can either take place directly in contact with infected, diseased skin or indirectly via contaminated surfaces.

Diagnosis

If a fungal infection is suspected, cultures are set up in our dermatological mycological laboratory in order to confirm the findings and thus to carry out the most targeted therapy possible. therapy Most skin fungi can be treated with special creams or solutions. In the case of nail fungus, oral tablets or laser treatment of the nails may be necessary. This is supported by our podiatry treatment in our practice.