Fungal infection can be quite unsettling as it presents itself in many conditions. Those suffering from the condition are on most occasions at a loss regarding the flare ups. But all is not lost and you can say goodbye to the infection once and for all with specialized and expert fungal treatments. Dr. Harmandeep K. Sidhu and the team is on hand to assist you in any question and treatment regarding fungal infection.
What is Fungal Infection? Fungal infections on the skin are probably the most common kinds of infections. Some of the more common of the fungal infections include the athlete’s foot, ringworms, yeast infections and the jock itch.
What are the causes of Fungal Infections? The fungal infections are generally caused by the fungi which occur in the environment. Most of these fungi are generally harmless but a few of them can pose a health risk, especially in the form of skin infections. In the mildest forms, they will appear as mild rashes. In the lungs, they can cause illnesses with symptoms similar to flu and tuberculosis. Some of the deadliest fungal infections include fungal meningitis and other fungal infections in the bloodstream.
Who gets Fungal Infections? While anyone can get fungal infections due to their general occurrence in the environment, people with weak immune systems are particularly susceptible. The weak immune systems are pathways for many opportunistic fungal infections.
How is the treatment done? A weakened immune system is the culprit to any fungal infection however mild. Doctors on most occasions do tests to find if there are any other hidden conditions before ascertaining the kind of treatment to offer. There are normally 3 kinds of infections that a doctor has to ascertain namely, bacterial, fungal or viral. Even though treating them might look similar, the way the three present is normally different and are best confirmed by a doctor through medical tests in a lab.
Are fungal infections treatable? Yes, they are most certainly treatable! Such infections if left unattended are known to cause serious health conditions both to young and elderly adults. The earlier such is done the better. Because they are viral they tend to spread unknowingly to other parts of the body. Whether such is caused through environmental or physiological conditions, seeking treatment is imperative.