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What can be done for white fungal spots?

Dec 2013
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what can be done for white fungal spots
Posted Sat, 17 Aug 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia 5 days later

Welcome and thanks for posting your query to XXXXXXX

As per your query you want to know about the solution for white fungal spots. In your query you have not mentioned the exact site of the spots, any associated problem like itching or irritation over these spots as well as the exact time since the spots are present.

Fungal infections are common type of infections which can affect anybody. More specifically these are related to the hygiene and environmental factors along with certain systemic complaints such as diabetes.

Due to hot and humid climate or due to tight and synthetic clothing,it leads to growth of fungus at any part of the body. Additionally persons who have bit excess of sugar are also prone for the growth of fungus.

As per your problem you have white fungal spots. Most commonly this type of fungal infection is present on the chest and back area which is known as "Tinea versicolor". These are initially reddish- brown and then becomes whitish as these heals to leave hypo-pigmented areas.

Other than this, simple fungal infections if present at any other site also many a times leaves whitish areas which we call as "post inflammatory hypopigmentation".

For the betterment kindly follow the suggestion below:

- Keep your self away from hot and humid climate.

- Take two times bath.

- Wear cotton clothes and cotton undergarments to be changed two times a day.

- Do cold compression or warm water compresses according to the weather condition.

-You can apply anti-fungal creams such as "Sertaconazole" and take anti-fungal tablets according to medical advise.

-You can take oral anti histamine like loratadine or levocetrizine under medial advise.

-Don't try to scratch or rub the area as can lead to further aggravation of the problem.

- You can use any good antiperspirant powders daily to avoid future infection.

I hope these information's will help you. If you have further queries I will be happy to help.

"Wish you good health and early recovery from the problem"

Dr Sanjay Kumar Kanodia
MD (Dermatology)
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