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Fungal skin rash is caused due to the overgrowth of various germs that may cause fungal infection resulting in fungal skin rash.

Fungal skin rash is not contagious as well as it is not serious one. But sometimes-deep infections caused by the fungal rashes may lead to serious problems.

Causes of Fungal Rashes

There are many causes, which result in fungal skin rash. Some of them are like Diabetes, Weak immune system caused due to cancer or HIV infection. It has been observed that a moist skin tends to develop more fungal rashes than a dried skin.

Moreover a cut on the skin also increases the chances of fungal skin rash. Infections inside the body could create more serious problems.

Persons who are more likely to develop a fungal rash are like---who are overnight, person who perspire heavily, person who have a loss of mobility, that is are unable to maintain independent toileting, person who have used a new skin care product that irritates the skin, person who are incontinent, that is the moisture gets trapped against the skin and thus causing skin damage.

Symptoms of Fungal Rashes

The symptoms of fungal skin rash depends on the part of the body part infected and the types, that is some are itchy, some scaly and certain fungal rashes on the scalp could result in hair loss. But such rashes should not be confused with other skin infections like psoriasis, eczema, etc.

A fungal rash is generally fiery red in colour and it can spread across a large area. The colour is found to be more intense at the centre and may lack a distinct border.

But such rashes should not be confused with other skin infections like psoriasis, eczema, etc. A fungal rash is generally fiery red in colour and it can spread across a large area.

The colour is found to be more intense at the centre and may lack a distinct border. Smaller, more defined lesions may be present on the outer perimeter of the rash area. The rash may itch or burn. The rash is commonly seen across the buttocks but may extend into the groin area and thighs.

Prevention of Fungal Rashes

Person should let the skin dry carefully. He/she should avoid using heavily perfumed soap, which can be irritating to the skin. After bathing person should dry the skin well with a soft cloth.

Once the rash is healed then a person should use a barrier cream-containing petrolatum in order to prevent the rash from recurring. Person should also drink plenty of liquids to help keep skin supple. If there are skin folds in the area of the rash, then a soft cloth or cotton pad is placed between the folds to prevent moisture from accumulating in the area, which decreases the chances of developing skin infections.

Treatment of Fungal Rashes

Mostly antifungal treatments are applied over the infected area. Topical treatments and anti-fungal tablets are commonly available. The treatments of the rashes or the skin disorder depends upon the type of rashes.

Drugs, generally in very rare cases cause any side effects. A thin layer of anti-fungal cream is applied over the affected area until it is absorbed into the skin. It is rash area is moist then it is dust with an anti-fungal powder and excess powder is brushed off.



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