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Fungal Skin and Nail Infections

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Fungal infections of the skin, hair, and nails are very common and go by the common names of ringworm, jock itch, athlete’s foot, etc. Typically, these infections are not very dangerous but rather are bothersome to the patient because of appearance, itching, burning, or flaking.

Did you know…
An estimated 20–25% of the world’s population has some form of fungal infection. Many factors can increase susceptibility to fungal infections such as an impaired skin barrier, use of corticosteroids, occlusive clothing or shoe-ware, and humid weather.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I have a fungal infection?

Fungal skin infections can occur anywhere on the body. The rash is typically red and scaly, and symptoms can include itching, burning, and sometimes may be asymptomatic. Scalp fungal infections are common in children and can lead to hair loss. Fungal infections of the nail usually cause discoloration and thickening of the affected nails. There are many other skin conditions that resemble fungal infections, so the best way to determine the cause of the rash is to visit your dermatologist.

What can I expect from treatment of a fungal infection?

Many superficial fungal infections respond well to topical anti-fungal therapy. Deeper or more treatment-resistant infections require oral therapy. There are many classes of anti-fungal medications and choosing the most appropriate treatment requires consideration of the type of infection, safety, cost, and patient preference. At your appointment, the Elite Dermatology and Plastic Surgery provider will go over these factors and together you can choose the best treatment for you.

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At Elite Dermatology and Plastic Surgery, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional dermatological care to the Greater Houston community. With a team of dedicated physicians, including dermatologists, dermatopathologists, Mohs surgeons, and plastic surgeons, we offer comprehensive services to address a wide range of skin conditions and concerns.

Founded on the principles of compassion, innovation, and expertise, we are committed to delivering personalized care tailored to each patient's unique needs. Our team of board-certified physicians brings together a wealth of experience and specialization in various aspects of dermatology, ensuring that our patients receive the highest standard of care possible.