Yeast rash groin: Ringworm (Tinea Corporis) | Symptoms and Treatment
Ringworm (Tinea Corporis) | Symptoms and Treatment
What is ringworm?
Ringworm is a fungal skin infection. (It is not due to a worm as its name implies!) There are many types of fungal germs (fungi) and some can infect the skin, nails, and hair. Fungal infections are also known as ‘tinea’ or ‘dermatophyte infections’ or ‘dermatophytosis’. This leaflet just deals with ringworm of the skin (sometimes called tinea corporis). See also the separate leaflets called Fungal Scalp Infection (Scalp Ringworm), Athlete’s Foot (Tinea Pedis), Fungal Groin Infection (Tinea Cruris) and Fungal Nail Infections (Tinea Unguium).
How can you catch ringworm?
Generally speaking fungal skin infections are not that contagious. You can touch someone’s skin if they’ve got a fungal infection and, as long as you wash your hands afterwards, it’s unlikely you’ll catch it.
Occasionally you can catch fungal skin infections and here is a list of how:
- From person to person by touching a person who has the infection.
- From touching items which have been in contact with an infected person. For example, towels, clothes, bed linen or chairs which have been used by somebody who has ringworm.
- From animals. Some animals, such as dogs, cats, guinea pigs and cattle, have fungal infections on their skin. They can pass on the infection, especially to children. (Animals can be treated too if you suspect a pet is the cause. See your vet.) Farm animals can also be a source. Touching a farm gate where infected animals pass through may be enough to infect your skin.
- From soil. Rarely, fungi can be present in soil, and you can get the infection from contact with soil.
What are the symptoms of ringworm?
Corina G., Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
By Corina G., Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
A small area of infected skin tends to spread outwards. It typically develops into a rounded, red, inflamed patch of skin. The outer edge is more inflamed and scaly than the paler centre. So, it often looks like a ring that becomes gradually larger – hence the name ringworm. Sometimes only one patch of infection occurs. Sometimes several patches occur over the body, particularly if you catch the infection from handling an infected animal.
The rash may be irritating, itchy and inflamed. If it’s not itchy and annoying, it’s very unlikely it’s fungal.
Sometimes fungal skin infections look similar to other skin rashes, such as psoriasis. If you have a ring of slightly bumpy skin, but it isn’t itchy at all, it could be something called granuloma annulare: a harmless skin condition that requires no treatment.
Treatments for ringworm
You can buy an antifungal cream from pharmacies, or get one on prescription. There are various types and brands – for example, terbinafine, clotrimazole, econazole, ketoconazole and miconazole. These are good at clearing fungal skin infections. There is no evidence that any one cream is better than any other one.
Apply the cream for as long as advised. This varies between the different creams, so read the instructions carefully. Briefly:
- Clotrimazole: apply 2-3 times a day for at least four weeks.
- Miconazole: apply twice a day and continue for 10 days after the skin is back to normal.
- Econazole: apply twice a day until the skin is back to normal.
- Ketoconazole: apply once or twice a day and continue for a few days after the skin is back to normal. Cannot be used for children.
- Terbinafine: apply once or twice a day for one to two weeks. Cannot be used for children.
For skin that is particularly inflamed, your doctor may prescribe an antifungal cream combined with a mild steroid cream. This would normally be used for no more than seven days. You may need to continue with an antifungal cream alone for a time afterwards. The steroid reduces inflammation and may ease itch and redness quickly. However, the steroid does not kill the fungus and so a steroid cream alone should not be used: in fact, it will probably make the fungal infection worse.
An antifungal medicine taken by mouth is sometimes prescribed if the infection is widespread or severe. For example, terbinafine, griseofulvin, or itraconazole tablets.
Not all treatments are suitable for everyone. People who may not be able take antifungal tablets include:
- Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- People with certain liver diseases.
- People at risk of heart failure.
- People with long-standing lung disease.
- Elderly people.
- People taking other medication which may interact with antifungal tablets.
Antifungal creams and tablets are covered in more detail in the separate leaflet called Antifungal Medicines.
General advice tips
Keep the affected area clean and dry.
To prevent passing on the infection, do not share towels. Wash towels, sheets and clothes frequently. Clean your shower or bath well after use. Try not to scratch the rash, as this may spread the fungus to other areas of your body.
You do not need to stay off work or school once treatment has started.
Male groin – irritation and infection
Irritation in the groin is painful and annoying. It can be caused by many different things, including:
- getting sand in your swimming costumes or board shorts
- a build-up of sweat after exercise
- excess rubbing to the area such as through exercise or sex
- lubricants and spermicides
- latex products, such as condoms
- soaps, shower gels, shampoos, deodorants or hygiene sprays
- disinfectants, antiseptics and ointments
- washing powders or liquids
- new underwear, especially if it is not made from cotton
Irritation can also be due to:
You can ease some of the irritation by using a cool compress or an ice pack — ice packs should never be placed directly on the skin, but should be wrapped in something soft like a tea towel.
If you have broken skin or sores, don’t put on any cream or lotion until you have checked with your doctor.
If you are in pain, get advice on medicines you can take. A pharmacist can advise on soothing creams and lotions.
Don’t use any cream or lotion you already have at home until you have discussed your problem with a doctor or pharmacist.
Groin infections can be caused by a fungus (known as tinea or ‘jock itch’), by sexually transmitted infections like herpes, or by other types of infections.
Some skin infections will clear up by themselves if you keep the area clean and dry. But if you have a groin infection that you have not had before, it would be wise to see a doctor or go to a sexual health clinic.
A mild case should clear up quickly with an over the counter ointment from a pharmacy. However, if it is hard to treat you may need a prescription medicine.
If you have a sexually transmitted infection, you may need antibiotics or other medicine. If you have been told you have a sexually transmitted infection, tell any sexual partner so they can also be examined and treated as necessary. Avoid sexual contact until your doctor says it is OK.
Other causes of groin irritation such as pubic and body lice or scabies need to be treated with medicated creams or washes. Talk to your doctor.
If the cause of the irritation is an allergy, antihistamines can help but you will need to try to avoid the trigger in future. You can ease some of the discomfort of an infection by keeping the area clean and dry.
Clean the area in lukewarm water at least twice a day. Dry carefully and then apply any cream you have been given by your doctor or pharmacist according to their instructions. Wash your hands before and after cleaning.
Do not share towels.
If you are in pain, get advice on pain relief medicines you can take.
Not sure what to do next?
If you are still concerned about your groin irritation and infection, check your symptoms with healthdirect’s online Symptom Checker to get advice on when to seek medical attention.
The Symptom Checker guides you to the next appropriate healthcare steps, whether it’s self care, talking to a health professional, going to a hospital or calling triple zero (000).
Candidal intertrigo | DermNet NZ
Author: Hon A/Prof Amanda Oakley, Dermatologist, Hamilton, New Zealand, 2003. Updated by Dr Thomas Stewart, General Practitioner, Sydney, Australia, November 2017.
What is candidal intertrigo?
Candidal intertrigo refers to superficial skin-fold infection caused by the yeast, candida.
See more images of candida intertrigo.
What causes candidal intertrigo?
Candidal intertrigo is triggered by a combination of the following factors:
- The hot and damp environment of skin folds, which is conducive to the growth of candida species, particularly Candida albicans
- Increased skin friction 
- Immunocompromise .
Who gets candidal intertrigo?
Factors that increase an individual’s risk of developing candidal intertrigo include:
What are the clinical features of candidal intertrigo?
Candidal intertrigo classically presents as erythematous and macerated plaques with peripheral scaling. There are often associated superficial satellite papules or pustules [2,5,6].
Affected areas may include:
- Skin folds below the breasts or under the abdomen
- Armpits and groin
- Web spaces between the fingers or toes (erosio interdigitalis blastomycetica) [2,5,6].
How is candidal intertrigo diagnosed?
Diagnosis of candidal intertrigo requires recognition of consistent clinical features. In cases of uncertainty, confirmation can be sought by way of fungal microscopy and culture of skin swabs and scrapings . Skin biopsy is usually not necessary.
What is the differential diagnosis for candidal intertrigo?
Other forms of intertrigo should be considered, including:
How is candidal intertrigo treated?
- Predisposing factors should be addressed primarily, such as weight loss, blood glucose control and avoidance of tight clothing [8,9].
- Patients should be advised to maintain cool and moisture-free skin. This may be aided by regular use of a drying agent such as talcum powder, especially if infection is recurrent [7,10].
- Topical antifungal agents such as clotrimazole cream are recommended as first-line pharmacological treatments [10–12].
- Severe, generalised and/or refractory cases may require oral antifungal treatments such as fluconazole or itraconazole[10–12].
Pediatric Fungal Infections | Children’s National Hospital
What are fungal infections?
Skin fungi live in the top layer of skin cells in moist areas of the body, such as between the toes or in the groin and diaper area. Sometimes, the normal balances that keep fungi in check are upset, resulting in an infection.
Some fungal infections cause only a small amount of irritation, while other types penetrate deeper and can cause itching, swelling, blistering, or scaling.
In some cases, fungal infections can cause reactions elsewhere on the body. A child can develop a rash on the finger or hand associated with an infection of the scalp or foot, for instance.
There are many types of fungal skin infections that require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional. Those listed below are the most common.
Tinea Infections (Ringworm)
What is ringworm (tinea infection)?
Different fungi, depending on their location on a child’s body, cause ringworm. Ringworm is characterized by ring-shaped red, scaly patches with clear centers. The risk of contracting ringworm increases if the child:
- Is malnourished
- Has poor hygiene
- Lives in a warm climate
- Has contact with other children or pets that have ringworm
- Is immunocompromised by disease or medication
Did you know?
Ringworm is a misleading term that refers to the circular appearance of the fungal lesion. There are no worms involved.
What are the most common types of ringworm?
The most common types of ringworm include the following:
- Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis or foot ringworm)
This common condition mostly affects teen and adult males, and is rarely found in children before puberty. Many things can cause athlete’s foot, include sweating, not drying the feet well after swimming or bathing, wearing tight socks and shoes, and warm weather conditions. Symptoms of athlete’s foot may include:
- Whitening of the skin between the toes
- Scaling of the feet
- Itchy rash on the feet
- Blisters on the feet
- Jock itch (tinea cruris or groin ringworm)
This condition is more common in males and occurs more often during warm weather conditions. It is very rare in females. Symptoms of jock itch may include:
- Red, ring-like patches in the groin area
- Itching in the groin area
- Pain in the groin area
- Does not usually involve the scrotum
- Scalp ringworm (tinea capitis)
- Red, scaly rash on the scalp
- Itching of the scalp
- Hair loss on the scalp
- Rash elsewhere on the body
- Nail ringworm (tinea unguium)
Nail ringworm is an infection of the finger or toenail, characterized by a thickened, deformed nail. This condition is found more often in toenails than fingernails, and is more common in adolescents and adults than young children. Symptoms of nail ringworm may include:
- Thickening of the ends of the nails
- Yellow color to the nails
- Body ringworm (tinea corporis)
This skin infection is characterized by a ring-like rash on the body or the face. This occurs in all ages and is more common in warmer climates. The symptoms of body ringworm may include:
- Red, circular lesion with raised edges the middle of the lesion may become less red as the lesion grows
- Itching of the affected area
Scalp ringworm is highly contagious, especially among children. It occurs mainly in children between the ages of 2 and 10, but rarely in adults. Symptoms of scalp ringworm may include:
Ringworm of the scalp can also develop into a kerion, a large, tender lesion over the area of the initial ringworm. This is caused by a hypersensitivity to the ringworm and may be associated with a rash elsewhere on the body and tender lymph nodes in the neck.
Ringworm resembles many skin conditions. Always consult a physician for a diagnosis.
How is ringworm diagnosed?
Ringworm is usually diagnosed based on a medical history and physical examination of the child. The lesions of ringworm are unique, and usually allow for a diagnosis simply on physical examination. The physician may also order a culture or skin scraping of the lesion to confirm the diagnosis.
What is the treatment for ringworm?
Because the fungi can live indefinitely on the skin, recurrences of ringworm are likely, and treatment may need to be repeated. Specific treatment will be determined by the physician based on:
- The child’s age, overall health, and medical history
- Extent of the condition
- Location of the ringworm
- The child’s tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies
- Expectations for the course of the condition
- Child or parent’s opinion or preference
Treatment for scalp ringworm (tinea capitis) may include the following:
- Oral anti-fungal medication – this medication is usually prescribed for four to eight weeks. Some children require longer treatment
- Use of a special shampoo (to help eliminate the fungus)
- If a kerion is present (a large, tender, swollen lesion), the physician may order additional medications, such as steroids, to help reduce the swelling
- Ringworm of the body, groin, and foot is usually treated with a topical anti-fungal agent or an oral antifungal medication. The length of the treatment depends on the location of the ringworm
What is tinea versicolor?
Tinea versicolor is a common fungal skin infection characterized by lighter or darker patches on the chest or back. This infection, which prevents the skin from tanning evenly, occurs most often in adolescence and early adulthood.
What are the symptoms of tinea versicolor?
Typically the only symptom of tinea versicolor is white or light brown patches. The patches may scale slightly, but they rarely itch or hurt. Other common characteristics of the infection include:
- White, pink, or brown patches
- Infection only on the top layers of the skin
- Rash on the trunk
- No rash on the face
- Patches worsen in the heat or humidity
- Patches worsen if the child is on steroid therapy or has a weakened immune system
- Patches are most noticeable in the summer
The symptoms of tinea versicolor may resemble other skin conditions. Always consult a physician for diagnosis.
How is tinea versicolor diagnosed?
Tinea versicolor is usually diagnosed based on a medical history and physical examination of the child. The patches are unique, and usually a diagnosis can be made on physical examination. The physician may also use an ultraviolet light to see the patches more clearly or take skin scrapings of the lesions to confirm the diagnosis.
What is the treatment for tinea versicolor?
Treatment usually includes the use of dandruff shampoo on the skin as prescribed by the physician. The shampoo is left on the skin overnight and washed off in the morning, and may be required for several nights.
Tinea versicolor usually recurs, requiring additional treatments, and sometimes improves temporarily. The physician may prescribe topical creams, oral antifungal medications, or monthly shampoo treatments.
This infection can also cause a change in skin color, which can take several months to return to normal.
Chronic Fungal Skin Infection Treatment and Prevention
By Cheryl Carver, LPN, WCC, CWCA, FACCWS, DAPWCA, CLTC
It doesn’t matter where exactly I am educating, I see it everywhere: the vicious cycle of chronic intertrigo and/or candida infections (candidiasis) of the skin in the long-term care arena. Skin and soft tissue infections are the third most common infection in long-term care.
This ongoing problem is now receiving more attention due to state surveyors becoming certified in wound care. State surveyors will be up-to-date on skin and wound care management. Law firms are also advertising any type of skin breakdown as a negligence issue. Moisture-associated skin damage (MASD) and fungal skin infections are preventable. Fungal skin infections that lead to further skin breakdown equal poor quality of care.
I observe health care provider orders time and time again for antifungal powders/creams, numerous types of ointment/creams, and even nurses whipping up their own concoctions to treat fungal infections of the skin. Nurses should protect their license and remember that compounding is the pharmacist’s job. I have also observed antifungal treatment orders in place for up to two years! Why? Recurring fungal rash/infections, due to gaps in nursing education. We as wound care clinicians must help to close these gaps.
Intertrigo and Yeast or Candida Skin Infections
Intertrigo is caused by moisture being trapped in skin folds. A dark warm area along with skin on skin friction will harbor bacteria, fungus and yeast. The symptoms typically include odor, itching and burning. Commonly affected areas include under the breasts, skin folds on the belly or thighs, the armpits and groin. However, it can happen anywhere there is moisture against the skin with a lack of air circulation.
Most people suffer from yeast (candida) skin infections in the perineal, buttock, and groin area. Some of the common symptoms of yeast infection are red, pimple-like bumps, with severe itchiness.
Skin Care 101: How to Prevent Fungal Skin Infections
- Cleanse skin with a pH balanced skin cleanser, no-rinse cleanser, or mild soap/water, then rinse.
- Dry the skin thoroughly. Soft cloth or pat dry technique.
- Incontinence care: Apply a skin sealant or barrier cream containing zinc oxide. All steps must be repeated after each incontinence episode. (Follow your policy and procedures for incontinence care. Check and change every 2 hours, etc.)
- Other locations: Moisturize with lotions containing lanolin or a petrolatum base. This will serve as a protective barrier.
Nurses and nursing assistants should be provided with ongoing skin care regimen education. While it may seem to be a simple skill or task, skin care regimen steps are not followed through on. So how can we help? When I go inside facilities, I recommend the Wound Nurse, Charge Nurse, or Unit Manager follow all nursing staff periodically to check skills with skin care, brief changing, and offloading techniques. Nurses must apply creams and ointments that cannot be kept at the bedside. This also shows monitoring of the affected skin sites. Prevention measures should be in place for fungal skin infections, especially for the obese patient. Bed linens, paper towels, or dressings should not be used to separate skin folds. There are many moisture-wicking fabrics impregnated with antimicrobial properties available for skin moisture management.
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About the Author
Cheryl Carver is an independent wound educator and consultant. Carver’s experience includes over a decade of hospital wound care and hyperbaric medicine. Carver single-handedly developed a comprehensive educational training manual for onboarding physicians and is the star of disease-specific educational video sessions accessible to employee providers and colleagues. Carver educates onboarding providers, in addition to bedside nurses in the numerous nursing homes across the country. Carver serves as a wound care certification committee member for the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy, and is a board member of the Undersea Hyperbaric Medical Society Mid-West Chapter.
The views and opinions expressed in this blog are solely those of the author, and do not represent the views of WoundSource, Kestrel Health Information, Inc., its affiliates, or subsidiary companies.
Symptoms, Treatment & Home Remedies
A yeast infection is a general name for an infection caused by a fungus. Yeast infections can affect many different areas of the body, including the mouth, skin folds, and genitals. A male yeast infection is a fungal infection of the groin, which can include the penis. Jock itch is the common name for this type of male fungal infection.
There are about 200 kinds of fungi that can cause disease in humans. Trichophyton is the most common one that causes jock itch. However, when talking about yeast infections, most people are referring to infections with Candida albicans—or Candida for short. Candida infections affecting the groin are somewhat uncommon in men. They are much more common in women.
Candida is normally present on the skin, along with other microorganisms. Your skin’s environment and your immune system usually keep these microorganisms in balance and in check. When something upsets this balance, a yeast infection can develop. In men, this is most likely to happen if you have diabetes, have a weakened immune system, or have sex with a woman who has a vaginal yeast infection.
One of the main male yeast infection symptoms is swelling and redness of the head of the penis. Balanitis is the medical term for this. You may also notice a thick, white substance in the skin folds on the penis. Balanitis from a yeast infection is more common in uncircumcised men than in those who are circumcised.
Male yeast infection treatment usually consists of over-the-counter topical antifungal creams. Sometimes, a prescription oral antifungal is necessary to clear the infection if topical treatment fails. In uncircumcised men, recurrent or chronic yeast infections can be a reason to consider circumcision.
Male yeast infections rarely lead to serious problems or complications. However, you should contact your doctor if you have symptoms of a yeast infection that don’t improve with a week of treatment or if symptoms return after treatment.
Can Women Get Jock Itch? Symptoms, Causes, Treatment and Prevention
From yeast infections to bacterial vaginosis, there are many conditions that can cause an itchy groin area in females. If you’re experiencing a rash, dry flaky skin in the pubic area and female itching, you might be wondering can women get jock itch? While this condition is most common in men, jock itch in women does occur. Here’s how to know if jock itch is the cause of your discomfort and how your doctor can help.
What is Jock Itch?
Jock itch is a fungal infection of the skin of the groin and the inner thighs. Even though jock itch is uncomfortable, it isn’t dangerous. But without treatment it can last for months.
Causes of Jock Itch in Women
Jock itch is caused by a fungus called tinea, from the same family of fungi responsible for ring worm and athlete’s foot. What causes this fungal infection of the groin in females? Tinea likes to live in hot, moist environments. That’s why it spreads easily in places like locker rooms and public showers and can readily be passed by sharing contaminated towels or gym clothes. Wearing tight clothes, especially underwear, exercise clothes and bathing suits also encourages its growth.
Some people are especially prone to jock itch, such as:
Symptoms of Jock Itch
A red ring-shaped rash on the inner thigh near the groin in females is often one of the first signs of jock itch. It is usually dry and flaky and can also contain small, red fluid-filled blisters that may ooze.
Other telltale signs to be on the lookout for include:
- Redness of the skin surrounding the groin, thighs or anus
- Itchy, burning skin
- Dry, flaky or peeling skin
Diagnosis and Treatment
Your doctor can usually diagnose jock itch by examining the affected area. In some cases, such as infection that doesn’t respond to treatment, your doctor may additionally want to take a small sample of cells to view under a microscope or to send to a lab for closer analysis.
Treatment generally consists of over-the-counter antifungal creams, lotions or gels for roughly 10 days to two weeks. Stubborn infections that don’t respond to these remedies may require stronger treatment with prescription creams, ointments or pills.
Once you’ve had jock itch, you’re more likely to get it again. Whether you’re experiencing jock itch for the first time or you’re prone to it, keeping your skin clean and dry is the first line of defense.
These tips can also help:
- Dry off thoroughly after showering or bathing
- Don’t share towels or clothes with others
- Wash bed linens and towels in hot water and detergent
- Change into clean, dry clothes and socks after exercise or swimming
- Protect your feet from athlete’s foot by wearing shoes or sandals in public places
- Avoid public showers, if possible
Is it Jock Itch or Something Else?
It can be helpful to know that jock itch isn’t the only cause of an itchy groin or itchy inner thighs in females. In fact, there are many other conditions responsible for feminine itching.
Here are the most common ones to know about and how they differ from jock itch:
- Genital psoriasis. This usually occurs in people who have psoriasis on other body parts. However, it may be less scaly than other forms of psoriasis.
- Vulvar irritation. Scented soaps, bubble baths and pantyliners as well as douches and personal hygiene sprays may all cause stinging and burning of the outer covering of your sex organs, called the vulva.
- Latex condoms, spermicides, fragrances, lubricants, tea tree oil and antibiotic ointments can trigger allergic reactions in the vulvar region.
- This infection is characterized by severe itching in the anus, especially at night.
- Yeast infection. Is usually accompanied by a thick vaginal discharge.
- Bacterial vaginosis. This imbalance of bacteria in the vagina often causes a thin vaginal discharge with a fishy-smelling odor.
Feminine itching is a common complaint, but it doesn’t have to disrupt your life. If you have a rash on the inner thigh or if female itching is a problem, your doctor can help. Call us at 678-201-1283 or schedule an appointment online at www.advancedgynecology.com.
90,000 Candidiasis in men, the treatment of this disease, the following drugs are most often used. :: ACMD
Many are sure that candidiasis is a purely female disease, but this is not the case. The disease can manifest itself in both sexes, only in men, candidiasis is most often asymptomatic. The occurrence of thrush is due to the multiplication of microscopic yeast-like Candida fungi. They are present in small quantities in every organism, but with a drop in immunity and under the influence of many other factors, their number can increase to a visual manifestation.
Manifestation of candidiasis in the stronger sex
Due to the special structure of the male organ, as well as with a healthy lifestyle, regular hygiene and culture of sexual relations, candidiasis in the stronger sex, if it happens, is asymptomatic. When symptoms appear, the patient may find:
- pain when urinating, during sexual intercourse;
- the appearance of redness on the head of the penis and foreskin, swelling is possible;
- Constant itching and burning sensation;
- curdled plaque on the mucous membrane of the penis, sour smell.
All this is a reason for contacting a specialist. Perhaps thrush is only an indirect sign of another disease.
Chronic candidiasis in men
If candidiasis has passed into the chronic stage, it will be very difficult to recover from it. He gets the so-called “immunity” to certain medications, and also penetrates deep into the body. For treatment, you will need to take a course of antifungal drugs in the form of tablets.
It should be noted that if candidiasis nevertheless turned into a chronic form, then it can be an addition to more serious diseases of the hormonal background, problems with immunity or carbohydrate metabolism.In this case, a full and extended diagnosis is necessary.
Treatment of candidiasis in men
For the treatment of candidiasis in men, it is necessary to do a number of tests to understand the big picture. If a disease is diagnosed, then the partner is also examined. What does the treatment process look like?
- Use the necessary antifungal drugs.
- Promote a culture of personal hygiene.
- Change their diet in order to normalize the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract.
What drugs are used to treat the disease?
To overcome this disease, the patient is prescribed antifungal drugs. They can be in the form of ointments or tablets, the ingestion or external use of which can regulate the number of pathogenic microorganisms.
The most commonly used drugs are based on the following substances:
- Miconazole. It comes in the form of a spray or cream. When applied, it violates the integrity of various pathogenic microorganisms.
- Ketoconazole. Presented in the form of creams, sprays, tablets. A decrease in the population of fungi occurs due to a destructive effect on the biosynthesis of some components of the fungal cell membrane.
- Econazole. It comes in the form of creams. It acts on the lipid structure of the membrane of fungi, having a bactericidal and fungicidal method.
- Clotrimazole. Presented in the form of creams, ointments and solutions. It has a positive effect on yeast and moldy fungi, kills gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria, dermatophytes.
Diagnosis and treatment of the disease
When the first signs of thrush appear, a man should consult a urologist. It is he who treats this disease in the stronger sex. To establish a diagnosis, a smear should be taken for bacterioscopic examination and bacterial culture. Additionally, the patient can be assigned tests:
- for the presence of genital infections;
- take a blood sugar test;
- for Wasserman reaction;
- to pass a general blood and urine test.
If the appearance of thrush has causes (sugar, infection of the genitals, etc.), then appropriate treatment is carried out by narrow specialists. If only one thrush is found, treatment is symptomatic with local preparations.
To reduce the risk of candidiasis, it is necessary to adhere to preventive measures, namely: observe personal hygiene, exclude promiscuous and unprotected sexual intercourse, do regular independent examination of the genitals for various changes, maintain a high level of protective functions of the body. Be healthy!
Thrush in men: treatment, causes, symptoms of candidiasis in men
Men, having found expressed symptoms of candidiasis, often ask the question: “Does thrush in men happen?” In fact, the fungi that cause thrush in guys are present in the normal microflora of the colon and mouth. However, under the confluence of unfavorable circumstances, these fungi begin to multiply actively, which, as a result, leads to the appearance of such an ailment as candidiasis in men.
In the presence of such a disease as thrush in men, the symptoms, treatment and prevention of this ailment depend on how the disease develops. Once in the body, Candida actively multiplies, as a result of which pseudomycelium is formed, which is a false type of yeast mycelium. These cells attach to glycogen-rich epithelial cells and parasitize in the nuclei and cytoplasm of this epithelium. Mushrooms produce various enzymes (lipotic, proteolytic, sacrolitic) that irritate sensitive nerve endings located on the mucous membrane. The effect of these enzymes on the body explains the clinical signs of thrush in men.
What causes thrush in men?
There is an opinion that the answer to the question: “Do men have thrush?” is negative, but it is misleading. This disease is recorded less often in the male half of the population due to the fact that the Candida fungus does not stay in the body, it is washed out during urination.
The causes of thrush in men are of an endogenous (internal) and exogenous (external) nature of occurrence.So, in the presence of candidiasis in men, the cause of this disease may lie in the transmission of infection during intercourse from a woman who has candidiasis. However, the very presence of candidiasis in a partner does not mean that male genital candidiasis will necessarily occur. To do this, a man must have low immunity, which contributes to the development of thrush.
Also, this disease can develop due to prolonged or uncontrolled intake of various antibiotics and drugs. Frequent change of climatic zones also negatively affects the general condition of a man’s body. Emotional shocks, the presence of nervous breakdowns, stressful conditions are prerequisites for the development of such an ailment as thrush in guys.
Possible causes of thrush in men:
- long-term or uncontrolled intake of various antibiotics, drugs;
- Frequent change of climatic zones;
- Emotional upheavals;
- the presence of nervous breakdowns;
90,011 stressful conditions.
In addition, in the event of candidiasis in men, the cause of the disease can be “covered” in dysbiosis of the mucous membranes, various dysfunctions of the mucosal barrier that occur due to trauma, inflammation and maceration.
What are the signs of thrush in men?
In the presence of a disease such as thrush in men, the symptoms of this disease in the mouth are caused by the same fungus that causes thrush in the urogenital area. The manifestation of thrush in men in the mouth occurs rapidly after infection with a fungus.When thrush occurs in men in the mouth, the symptoms look like inflammatory rashes on the gums, cheeks, tongue, they are covered with a whitish coating. When touched, this plaque easily leaves the mucous membrane, but leaves behind ulcers that bleed and bring painful sensations. Other signs of how thrush manifests itself in men in the mouth are a feeling of roughness and dryness of the tongue, the presence of “jam” (cracks in the corners of the mouth, covered with ichor in the form of crusts).
Signs of candidiasis in men in the mouth spread in a short time to the lateral, posterior walls of the pharynx, to the tonsils, and in some cases to the mucous membrane of the esophagus.
Also, when such a disease as thrush occurs in men, the symptoms have characteristic signs for all types of the disease – itching and a whitish coating on the mucous membrane. If there is thrush in men on the genitals, the symptoms manifest themselves as follows.
Photo of thrush in men on the genitals.
Symptoms of thrush in men:
- there is an itching, burning sensation on the foreskin, as well as on the glans penis;
- a whitish coating forms on the head;
- the man feels severe itching, pain;
- the penis becomes swollen;
- a pungent odor appears in the discharge;
- during urination, there may be a white discharge that looks like semen;
- The process of sexual intercourse, as well as urination in a man, is accompanied by pain in the genital area.
The manifestation of thrush in men depends on what affects the disease. On the skin of candidiasis in men, they have symptoms in the form of redness and the appearance of blisters on the skin, and on the mucous membranes of candidiasis, they have symptoms in the form of inflammations of an infectious nature of the oral cavity and urethra.
When thrush is observed in men, the symptoms and treatment of this disease depend on how quickly the incubation period has passed. Basically, this period takes 14-21 days, during which the fungi actively multiply in the body, but still do not give visible symptoms.Treatment of thrush in men
How to treat thrush in men
After the first symptoms appear (itching, burning, plaque on the head, white discharge during urination), many ask the question: “How to treat thrush in men?” In the presence of candidiasis in men, a urologist, as well as a dermatovenerologist, knows how to treat this disease. If the presence of candidiasis in men is due to endocrine disorders, treatment is prescribed by an endocrinologist after consultation. If the disease has developed as a result of infection from a sexual partner, then the treatment of thrush in men requires the use of drugs locally, and in some cases internally, by both partners.
How to cure thrush in men, the doctor can tell only after diagnosing the disease and confirming the diagnosis. If candidiasis is observed in men, treatment includes not only medication, but also diet.
The patient is advised not to eat sweets, starchy foods, various marinades, canned foods, smoked meats, alcohol, tobacco. You should also refuse to use fermented milk products – kefir, fermented baked milk, milk, cottage cheese, yoghurts.
In case of candidiasis, how to treat this disease, if it is caused by chronic inflammation in the body, knows a narrow specialist who must first write out a treatment regimen for the underlying disease.After that, the search for medicines can be done through our service.
Prevention of thrush in men includes maintaining high immunity, a healthy lifestyle, quitting smoking, alcohol, and avoiding casual sex.
Sexual contact during thrush
Read the answer to this question in our article “Is it possible to have sex with thrush.”
5 important questions about yeast.
Almost every woman has encountered an unpleasant visitor – a vaginal infection caused by a yeast fungus, which can be indicated by pain, itching in the external genital area and unpleasant discharge.This infection is most commonly seen in women of reproductive age and can be promoted by excessive stress, reduced immunity, antibiotic use, and certain chronic illnesses. What is a yeast fungus, what causes it and how to fight it, says gynecologist Elizaveta Murzina, Veselības Centrs 4.
What is a yeast fungus?
Yeast fungus or Candida albicans is one of the common inhabitants of the normal vaginal microflora. This bacterium also lives in humans on the skin, mouth and intestines.A vaginal yeast infection, or vaginal candidiasis, develops when this bacterium grows overly and causes unpleasant symptoms.
How to recognize it?
The fact that the bacteria of the yeast fungus in the vagina has multiplied excessively and caused an infection may be evidenced by:
– a burning sensation and discomfort in the external genital area;
– painful urination;
– painful intercourse;
– Significant whitish or grainy discharge.
Usually these complaints are worse before menstruation. In some cases, when a yeast infection is advanced, there may be swelling in the genital area or spotting caused by damage to the vaginal mucosa.
What are the most common causes of yeast infections?
- Taking antibiotics. Yeast infections often appear after taking antibiotics, since they destroy not only the causative agents of various infections, but also the good bacteria in the vagina – lactic acid bacteria (Lactobacillus).When the microflora of the vagina changes, instead of the good lactic acid bacteria of the vagina, a fungus multiplies.
- Weakened immunity. An exacerbation of Candida albicans can begin during a period of weakened immunity. It can be weakened by other common infectious diseases, such as the flu, etc., or diseases that affect the immune system (such as HIV infection).
- Pregnancy. The likelihood of contracting a yeast infection also increases during pregnancy, when the body’s natural defenses are weakened.
- Regular medication intake. You should be wary of yeast with regular use of various medications, for example, corticosteroids, which can weaken the immune system. If corticosteroids are used on the skin (for example, to treat psoriasis), special precautions are needed only when they are used in the genital area, where they can negatively affect the natural microflora of the genital organs.
- Chronic diseases. Yeast fungus may be a frequent visitor if a woman has a chronic illness, such as diabetes mellitus, when the fungus multiplies in the vagina due to high blood sugar levels.
How to get rid of yeast?
Yeast infection is treated only in cases where its excessive proliferation causes specific complaints – itching, pain and increased discharge. However, if there are complaints, one should not delay with a visit to the doctor – if the yeast has caused inflammation of the vagina, which is not treated, the inflammation can develop, which means a longer period of treatment and recovery.
Two types of drugs are currently available for the treatment of fungus:
1. Oral prescription drugs containing the active ingredient fluconazole. If the infection has not started, one capsule is sufficient. In the most severe cases, two capsules can be taken three days apart.
2. Local preparations (active substance clotrimazole, econosole or miconazole) in the form of vaginal suppositories or cream. Depending on the concentration of the active substance, the treatment usually lasts from 1 to 7 days.Popular among women is Canesten, available over the counter, a vaginal cream that only needs to be applied once.
Attention! Over-the-counter antifungal medications are only useful when it is not possible to see a doctor quickly enough, and for women who already have a yeast infection and who are familiar with the symptoms. Dr. E. Murzina warns: when faced with the characteristic symptoms of a yeast fungus for the first time, it is necessary to consult a doctor, since there are many infections with symptoms and discharge characteristic of a yeast fungus, but their treatment is different.
What to do to protect yourself from yeast?
- Avoid unnecessary stress and strengthen the immune system, which can be achieved through a healthy lifestyle.
- Observe precautions when taking antibiotics. Be sure to tell your doctor if taking antibiotics has ever caused a yeast infection. In this case, the doctor will choose another medication or recommend probiotic drugs for the prevention of vaginal microflora, or prophylactic antifungal medications.
- Be aware of yeast in case of chronic diseases. For example, in diabetes mellitus, control is important – regular visits to the family doctor or endocrinologist, and taking medications.
- Yeast infection is not a sexually transmitted disease and cannot be sexually transmitted to a partner.
The dog has red spots in the groin: what is it and what to do?
The dog has red spots in the groin: what is it and what to do?
Most often, the rash is observed precisely on the belly of the dog.This is due to the fact that this place is practically devoid of hair, and any rashes on it immediately become noticeable. Pimples become inflamed, swell and itch, causing considerable discomfort to the animal. If red spots appear, other symptoms may also be observed: frequent urination and defecation, hair loss, hot spots and abscesses on the dog’s skin. The behavior of the pet also changes.
When scratching with claws, a dog can infect the deep layers of the skin, which will lead to tissue inflammation, an increase in the area of infection (on the leg, on the body) and other unpleasant problems.This is why it is so important to see your veterinarian on time.
There are a lot of reasons that cause red spots on the belly in a dog. The most common ones are:
Parasite bites. The scabies mite causes sarcoptic mange (red spots all over the body, can appear on the dog’s face and ears), demodicosis (rashes are also observed around the mouth and eyes).
Allergic reaction to protein foods, household chemicals or irritating environmental factors.Some breeds, due to physiological and genotypic characteristics, are more susceptible to allergies: Labradors, pugs, bulldogs, dachshunds.
Incorrect diet using economy class feed.
Fungal, yeast infection such as ringworm. The disease is accompanied by severe itching and an unpleasant odor.
Hypothyroidism is a thyroid disease, which is also characterized by lethargy, dryness of the dermis.
Stressful situations (neurogenic rash). Blood acne and spots in the groin of a dog appear if it scratches the skin due to anxiety, loneliness, longing for the owner.
Various diseases. Dermatitis, distemper, eczema, leptospirosis, tuberculosis, malignant and benign neoplasms, pyoderma can also cause spots on the skin in the groin or abdomen.
Before you begin treating your dog’s skin rash, it is necessary to identify the triggering factors.
Diagnostics and treatment
Often, the owners try to remove the red spot on the dog’s belly on their own, using various anti-inflammatory ointments, as well as practicing alternative methods of treatment: apple cider vinegar, soda. Alternative medicine can help eliminate itching, but it cannot cope with the underlying disease. In addition, there is no guarantee that the products used will not cause allergies in the pet.
Self-medication is dangerous and can aggravate the situation – the disease will continue to develop, and the condition of the animal will worsen.
Treatment is prescribed by a doctor based on diagnostics, which includes a visual examination of the animal, interviewing the owner about the feed used, vaccinations, laboratory tests, in particular, a general blood test, skin scraping, biopsy, patch testing (to determine contact allergen).
There is no single treatment for red spots on the belly of a dog, therapy depends on the specific disease and is aimed at eliminating the root cause.For severe illnesses, certain antibiotics are prescribed.
In case of allergies, treatment is aimed at increasing the immune response. A special diet is shown to exclude the use of foods that caused the rash. If the animal itches a lot, antipruritic (creams, ointments) and antihistamines are prescribed. In severe cases, drugs containing steroids can be used, but they must be used with caution to avoid complications with the liver and adrenal glands. With hypothyroidism, hormonal drugs are prescribed.
For weeping eczema, drying agents are used, for dry – moisturizing agents. Damaged areas and crusts are treated with disinfectant and antiseptic solutions. Chlorhexidine is very effective in this case.
Symptomatic therapy is used only as an additional measure to the main treatment, but it significantly alleviates the condition of the animal. It is advisable to cut the fur on the dog’s belly, in which case the treatment will progress faster.
To help the pet’s body cope with the disease, it is necessary to use vitamin-mineral complexes and immunomodulators.
First of all, you should provide the dog with a quality diet. If preference is given to natural food, then it should include the required amount of products of plant (30%) and animal (70%) origin.
It is not allowed to mix naturalka and industrial feed. Eating dry food provides free access to water.
In winter, you should avoid walking the dog along the streets treated with anti-icing agents that can cause allergies, in the heat – prolonged exposure to the sun, as ultraviolet rays contribute to photodermatosis.
Animals should be promptly treated with antiparasitic drugs against fleas and ticks, and preventive vaccination will help to avoid fungal infections.
90,000 Candida: why everyone is talking about her and how it affects the skin condition :: Beauty :: RBK Style
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Recently, candida has become one of the most discussed topics not only among doctors, but also among cosmetologists.Pink talks about this type of fungus, its effect on the skin and the basic principles of getting rid of.
Many people mistakenly attribute Candida exclusively to thrush. This is a misconception, since Candida is a type of fungus that, among other things, causes this disease, as well as many other ailments, and is even capable of infecting any organs.In the body of a healthy person, the fungus can be present for years and not manifest itself. However, under unfavorable conditions, Candida immediately begins to multiply rapidly and cause the first symptoms.
Antibiotics are considered to be one of the most well-known causes of candida growth, as they weaken the body’s defenses. Immunity problems, endocrine, oncological diseases can also cause the spread of the fungus. Another common cause is considered to be an unbalanced diet, namely the abuse of sweets.
In addition to such basic symptoms as thrush and a white coating on the tongue, candida manifests itself in other ways. Cravings for sweets, irritability, apathy, memory impairment, sleep disturbances, mood swings, headaches, gastrointestinal problems, constant fatigue, persistent illnesses – all this can also signal that this type of fungus is actively thriving in the body.
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Effect on skin
By the way, the deterioration of the quality of the skin – rashes, eczema and even acne – is also a symptom of the presence of candida in the active phase of reproduction.The fact is that the fungus first manifests itself as redness, and then develops into a rash with active inflammation. Therefore, it is not surprising that competent cosmetologists and doctors never begin skin treatment without a large number of tests to identify internal causes.
Of course, Candida should be treated exclusively under the supervision of specialists. The fight against this type of fungus can be divided into several stages, since it must be complex.
In addition to taking the necessary antifungal drugs, it is important to follow a special diet that excludes sugar and any sugar substitutes, alcohol, vinegar, sauces, fruits and dried fruits, sweet types of vegetables, cereals, dairy products, coffee, foods that contain yeast (bread, beer, cheeses).Coconut oil is added to the diet, as it contains lauric acid, which inhibits the activity of candida. As well as ginger, chili, cinnamon and almost all green vegetables and herbs.
In addition, it is important to check all the drugs used for the presence of yeast, fungi, and sulfur. The fact is that in laboratory conditions, biochemists add sulfur-containing substances to germinate candida. That is why preparations with sulfur in the composition do not help at all, but only turn getting rid of candida into a cyclical process.
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What is a yeast infection?
Most healthy women have yeast in their vagina. But sometimes the yeast grows too much and leads to infection. Yeast infections can be very annoying and unpleasant.
What causes yeast infections?
Vaginal yeast infection, also sometimes called vulvovaginal candidiasis, occurs when the healthy yeast that normally lives in the vagina gets out of control. This often leads to itching and other annoying symptoms.The medical name for yeast infections is “ candidiasis ” because they are usually caused by a type of yeast called candida.
When immunity is reduced, the normal yeast that lives in the vagina can grow too strong and lead to infection. Reasons that can cause changes in the environment of your vagina:
- Normal changes in hormone levels (as during the menstrual cycle)
- antibiotics, cortisone and other drugs
- diabetes mellitus
- weak immune system
- natural reaction to genital chemistry of another person
Yeast infections can occur on penises and scrotums, but not so often.They can cause redness and irritation on your penis or scrotum.
Yeast infections are not STDs (they are infections that are passed from one person to another during vaginal, anal and oral sex). They are not contagious and cannot be passed on to another person during sex. But intercourse sometimes leads to yeast infections – your body’s chemistry can react to another person’s natural genital yeast and bacteria that cause the yeast to grow.
People can also get a yeast infection in the mouth, throat or tongue – this is called thrush.
What are the symptoms of a yeast infection?
Yeast infections often cause a curd, white, lumpy vaginal discharge that usually does not smell (or smells only slightly different than usual).
Most yeast infections result in itching, burning, and / or redness in or around the vagina. Vaginal itching usually gets worse the longer you have an infection.Sex can be uncomfortable or painful. In extreme cases, you can get cracks or sores in your vagina or vulva. If you have severe irritation, you may have cramps when urinating.
How are yeast infections treated?
Yeast infections can usually be easily cured in a few days with an antifungal medication. You can get medicated creams or suppositories for yeast infections.
Be sure to follow directions and use all medications, even if your symptoms go away before you finish.You can also treat yeast infections with one tablet (Diflucan or Fluconazole). You need a doctor’s prescription to get your yeast infection pill.
Do not have vaginal or oral sex until treatment is complete and the infection has cleared. Friction from sex can cause more irritation or make treatment more difficult. Some medicines you use in your vagina contain oil, which can cause condoms to break.
Even though yeast infections can be very itchy, try not to scratch the itchy area.This can aggravate irritation or scratch the skin, through which germs can spread and lead to more infections.