There has been sudden surge of fungal infection. It used to be a disease for unhygienic class of people in overcrowded areas. But due to rampant and in-judicial use of potent steroid in combination creams which are widely available at all chemist shops, The fungus has developed resistance to its drugs.
It now affects all classes of people. It is contagious through touch, sharing clothes, shoes and articles of daily use. It mainly happens in wet areas like groins, buttock folds and then through nails spreads anywhere on body.
Using steroid containing creams can only relieve itching but infection persists. It returns with full vengeance once you stop these creams. Resistant fungal infections require long term therapy which gets expensive. Treatment of all contacts affected is necessary to arrest further spread.
Regular medicines, Twice a day bathe, Change of clothes, Regular washing of clothes and sun drying, antifungal powders to keep flexures dry are few important lifestyle changes. Clipping off nails short, strictly avoid sharing things, using cotton and loose clothes help.
This article’s main aim is to make you all aware about steroid containing combination creams and to condemn their use in fungal infections. Its wise to consult a skin specialist at the earliest to avoid getting resistant Tinea Infections.