Many patients will face a fungal skin infection at some point in their lifetime. These can cause symptoms such as itching, burning, rashes, blisters and more. Patients in Oregon and Washington who experience fungal infections can seek treatment from the experienced providers at Silver Falls Dermatology. 

Common Types of Fungal Skin Infections 

Patients may experience a number of fungal skin infections. Many of these infections are localized to specific areas of the body, such as the feet or nails. Examples of common fungal skin infections include:

  • Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis) 
  • Cutaneous candidiasis 
  • Diaper rash
  • Jock itch (tinea cruris) 
  • Onychomycosis or nail fungus (tinea unguium) 
  • Oral thrush
  • Ringworm
  • Tinea versicolor
  • Yeast infections

What Causes Fungal Skin Infections?

Fungal skin infections are largely caused by direct contact with the fungus on surfaces or objects. For example, athlete’s foot or nail fungus is often spread by walking barefoot in areas such as public pools or locker rooms. Fungal infections can also spread by sharing items such as clothing or towels or through direct contact with animals that may be infected. 

Treatment Options for Fungal Skin Infections 

Several antifungal medications are available to treat fungal skin infections. Your provider may recommend an over-the-counter medication or prescribe a cream, ointment, powder, shampoo or pill. 

Schedule an Appointment

To learn more about treatment options for fungal skin infections, schedule an appointment at Silver Falls Dermatology. Call your local office to set up your appointment or contact us online with general questions.

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