Surprisingly common, skin fungal infections are easily treatable. Dr. Dolder at Greenwich Point Dermatology in Greenwich, CT, has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating such conditions as athlete’s foot, ringworm, yeast infections, and jock itch.
After performing a physical and microscopic exam, Dr. Dolder diagnoses your fungal infections and discuss treatment options. Depending on the severity of the infection, you may be treated with either topical or oral antifungal medications.
There are a number of common fungal infections, often named for their location or appearance. Athlete’s Foot (Tinea Pedi) causes peeling, redness, itching, burning and blistering. It’s most commonly contracted in moist, communal environments such as locker rooms, swimming pools, and public shower floors.
Ringworm (Tinea Corporis) appears as a circular, red, flat sore with scaly skin. It can appear anywhere on the body in patches or red rings of rash. Read more about ringworm here.
Yeast Infections (Cutaneous Candidiasis) are caused by candid. When yeast on the skin becomes hyperactive, it can create a red, scaling, itchy rash. Read more about yeast infections here.
Jock Itch (Tinea Cruris) commonly appears on the genitals, inner thighs, and buttocsk as a red,itchy rash that can be ring-shaped. It’s more frequent in warm, wet environments .here