Mycosis

Mycosis is an infection caused by fungi that affect the skin, hair and nails. Transmission from an infected pet is more common and with more pronounced clinical symptoms than transmission between humans. Depending on the area of infection, the corresponding clinical picture is also caused. The combination of the clinical picture and the culture of fungi from the lesion calls for the correct diagnosis.


OVERVIEW

Annular red lesions with mild exfoliation and itching are seen on the body, including the torso, extremities and groin area. A characteristic and particularly well known example is the case of variegated dandruff that causes spots on the trunk (usually on the back) of a different color than the surrounding skin.


The hair fungal attack results in their loss locally. This loss is transient and the hair reappears after treatment is completed. Fungal hair infections occur mainly during childhood, while bodily fungal infections occur in adults. Nails infections are quite common, especially in the feet.

There may also be fungal fibrosis of the foot, also known as an “athlete’s foot”. In these cases, the humidity of the toes due to inappropriate footwear, hobbies like swimming, and pathological conditions such as diabetes mellitus are of great importance. The affected nails have a texture disorder, they are thick and have a different color than the other nails. It is common to happen to more than one nail. Many times, it has to be diagnosed by psoriasis onyx infection as well.


Mycosis is cured by the use of topical and systemic formulas. Particularly persistent and time-consuming in their treatment are nail fungal infections of the legs that require both local and systemic treatment for 3 to 6 months.

MYTH OR TRUTH?

There is no permanent cure for foot fungi, as they often reappear.

Yes, the biggest problem is reinfection.

But why?


Because most patients do not complete the treatment as directed by their physician and do not take adequate preventive hygiene measures.


Remember: Fungi do not disappear as soon as the symptoms subside. They may remain inactive and at the first opportunity, they get re-activated!