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Fungal

Fungal

[ Generic Ingredients for Fungal Treatment ]

About Fungal Infections

Fungal Infections condition is affecting more than 1.5 million people. Global estimates have revealed that over 10,000,000 cases of the Fungal Asthma and about 1,000,000 cases of Fungal Keratitis are reported every year. Fungal Infections can be an outcome of serious health issues, organ transplantation, and corticosteroid therapies. The Leading International Fungal Education (LIFE), the portal has estimated the burden of the serious illness fungal infections from every country for over 5.7 billion people i.e. 80% population of the world.

Having fungal infections is very natural. Fungus in your body takes over an area of your body and your immune system cannot illuminate it, this shall result in infections. Naturally, fungi can live in the air, soil, water, and plants. Similarly, there some kind of fungus that lives naturally in the human body. They are also of two types, i.e. harmful and harmless. When harmful fungus takes over the body part it becomes difficult for the immune system to destroy that fungus. It ultimately results in the infections. It can reappear.

Causes of Fungal Infections

Different types of fungi can cause fungal infections. A dermatophyte is a group of fungi, which found commonly. The common name you might know is ringworm that caused by this group. Ringworm causes by fungus not worm, as mentioned in its name.   

Fungal infections can affect your skin, nails, hair, or any part which came in contact with the fungus. These infections are contagious. It can be caused due to, contact with another person with the infection, public pools or bathroom, unwashed floors, clothes, children toy’s, an animal with a fungal infection, barefoot walking can cause you infections on your feet.

There are some risk factors observed in the fungal infections, it is more prevalent in infants, overweight or obese people, people with diabetes, people who work in the moist atmosphere or wet conditions, with the weakened immune system, pregnant women, people suffering from inflammatory disorders, underactive thyroid gland, or hyperthyroidism. 

Medications like, birth control pills, antibiotics, and corticosteroid can put you at high risk for fungal infections.

Diagnosis of Fungal Infections

Diagnosis of fungal infection primarily based on appearance and skin sampling. Your doctor will take a skin sample, plucked hair, or nail clippings for examination.

When a fungal infection is diagnosed, your doctor may tell you to change your lifestyle to more clean and hygienic.  Immediately see the doctor hen you observed symptoms of fungal infection and take proper treatment for it.

Symptoms of Fungal Infections

Fungal infection shows the symptoms depending upon the location of the infection; these symptoms are such as red or yellowish patches, white or flaky substances on the affected areas, rashes, scaling or shedding of the skin with flakes, erythema, soreness, maceration, red or white lesions in the mouth, and creamy satellite pustules at margins, and pimples with pus may occur.

Treatment for Fungal infections

Treatment for the fungal infections depends upon the cause and the site of infection. There are many antifungal medicines are available. One of the best medicines is mentioned below:

Fluconazole is an azole anti-fungal that prevents and treats fungal and yeast infections. It restricts the growth of fungus. A popular brand like Diflucan uses Fluconazole as an active ingredient in their products. This medicine is available in dosages such as Fluconazole 50 mg, Fluconazole 100 mg, and Fluconazole 150 mg. The medicine is composed and packed on the basis of dosage such as Fluconazole 100 mg is composed as a round conventional tablet and packed as 4 tablets per blister and Fluconazole 150 mg is composed as a capsule and packed as 1 capsule per blister. Before consuming this medicine consult the doctor about medical history such as liver disease, kidney disease. Older adults may experience serious side effects like rash, vomiting, diarrhea, and QT prolongation. Get medical help right away in case of serious allergic reaction like rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, and trouble breathing while treating with this medicine. You might need a doctor’s help immediately in case of liver disease, including severe stomach/abdominal pain, persistent nausea/vomiting, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine, and unusual tiredness. The growing pharmaceutical companies like Cipla, Torrent, and FDC Ltd. manufactures Fluconazole.