Mycoses is a fungal infection of animals and humans. Mycoses is a term used to describe a group of environmental and physiological conditions that contribute to the development of a lot of fungal diseases caused by inhalation of fungal spores or localized colonization of the skin. Symptoms of Mycoses are:
• Red or oval lesions which peel off at the edges
• Pustules at the beard
• Redness in anal area and genitals
• Erythematous lesions on scalp
• Scaly scalp
HOW IS MYCOSES DIAGNOSED?
The general physician may diagnose the condition by clinical evaluation as well as imaging tests. Lab tests, a skin biopsy and other such tests may be needed for definitive diagnosis.
HOW IS MYCOSES TREATED?
Treatment here includes a range of antifungal drugs that could be either topical or systemic. These comprise of fluconazole, amphotericin B and other forms of drugs that are administered intravenously. In case of yeast infection accompanying the same, tioconazole could also be given. Other medications are given based on symptoms.
DID YOU KNOW?
Usually prevention is suggested by maintaining good hygiene and healthy habits like frequently washing the hands or using a sanitiser