Gulf Coast Medical Center Dermatology & Aesthetics
11522 US Highway 19, Building B
Port Richey, FL 34668
Phone: (727) 318-5515
Fungal infections are relatively common. You can get a fungal infection by coming in contact with fungal spores in your environment, but most healthy people are not affected by these fungi. If you have a weakened immune system due to genetics, medication use, or HIV, you are more likely to get a fungal infection. Men and women seeking help for fungal infections find relief at our practice locations in Spring Hill, Port Richey, and Trinity.
Examples of Fungal Infections
These conditions are a few of the common types of fungal infections:
Athlete’s foot – This type of fungal infection is caused by bacteria that thrive in the warm, moist skin between your toes. It’s commonly transmitted via locker room floors. Symptoms of athlete’s foot include peeling and cracking skin, itching, and discoloration.
Jock itch – Jock itch occurs in the groin, buttocks, and inner thighs, as these areas provide a warm and damp environment for fungi to thrive. Symptoms include red, flaky, itchy patches on the affected area.
Ringworm – This skin infection can occur on your skin, scalp, or nails, and its cause is similar to jock itch and athlete’s foot. It usually starts as an itchy, scaly rash, but it can spread and form its namesake red rings.
Oral thrush or vaginal yeast infection – These are caused by an overgrowth of candida albicans. Thrush causes white patches in your mouth and throat. A vaginal yeast infection can cause itching, swelling, redness, and a thick, white discharge.
How Can I Treat My Fungal Infection?
Several treatment options are available to relieve your fungal infection, including over-the-counter anti-fungal creams and prescription medications (oral and topical).
Choose Our Specialists for Your Fungal Infection Treatment
You can get relief for your fungal infections with the right treatment and guidance. Our team can discuss your options when you schedule a consultation with us. request a consultation or call us at (727) 318-5515 to schedule an appointment to get relief from fungal injections.