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Fungal infection of the skin

Also known as Dermatomycosis, Fungal Skin Disease, Cutaneous Mycosis, and Epidermomycosis

A dermatomycosis is a skin disease caused by a fungus.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with fungal infection of the skin, 86% report having skin rash, 41% report having itching of skin, and 35% report having abnormal appearing skin. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of fungal infection of the skin are skin rash, itching of skin, irregular appearing scalp, too little hair, itchy scalp, and dry or flaky scalp, although you may still have fungal infection of the skin without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with fungal infection of the skin often receive complete physical skin exam performed (ml), microscopic examination (bacterial smear; culture; toxicology), excision, chlamydia test, excision of skin lesion, other diagnostic procedures on skin and subcutaneous tissue, other non-or therapeutic procedures on skin and breast and diagnostic procedures on nose; mouth and pharynx .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with fungal infection of the skin include clotrimazole topical, ketoconazole, griseofulvin, terbinafine topical, betamethasone-clotrimazole topical, selenium sulfide topical, fluconazole (diflucan), nystatin topical product, econazole topical, miconazole topical product, ciclopirox topical, terbinafine (lamisil) and oxiconazole topical .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for fungal infection of the skin include age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years and race/ethnicity = black.

Age

< 1 years
1.0x
1-4 years
2.9x
5-14 years
2.9x
15-29 years
1.0x
30-44 years
0.7x
45-59 years
0.5x
60-74 years
0.6x
75+ years
0.4x

Sex

Male
1.3x
Female
0.8x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
2.0x
Hispanic
1.0x
White
0.7x
Other
0.9x
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