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Athlete’s  foot, ringworm and nappy rash are all infections caused by yeasts, also known as fungi. Believe it or not, fungus is actually a primitive vegetable. About half of all the types of fungi are harmful and can cause infections in the human body. Some fungal infections are serious and require treatment with oral anti-fungal tablets. Skin and nail infections, however, can generally be treated by the application of topical antifungal medicines. Although most people will contract a fungal infection at some stage, e.g. athlete’s foot, those at higher risk include people with a weakened immune system or those taking antibiotics. Covarex is an anti-fungal medication that is used as a topical agent on the skin to treat Candida albicans. It is also used to treat skin infections such as athlete’s foot and ring worm.

ATHLETE’S FOOT

Athlete’s foot is a common fungal infection that affects up to 70% of people at some time during their lives. It usually presents itself with a scaly, red, itchy, occasionally oozing between the toes and sole of the foot and usually starts off as just slightly dry, flaky skin.  You can contract Athlete’s foot in many places, including gyms, locker rooms, swimming pools, nail salons or contaminated socks and clothing. It can also spread from person to person by direct contact. The fungus is usually acquired when one walks barefoot in areas where someone else with Athlete’s foot has walked.

TREATING ATHLETE’S FOOT

The first part of treatment involves keeping your feet clean and dry. Opt for leather shoes and cotton socks, rather than synthetic ones. Dry your feet thoroughly after bathing or swimming, wear sandals or flip-flops at public showers or pools and change your socks often and wear shoes that are well ventilated. Medicated powders can also help keep your feet dry. The second part of treatment involves applying anti-fungal creams. Apply Covarex Athlete’s Foot (anti-fungal cream) twice daily for one month.

RINGWORM OF THE BODY

Tinea corporis (ringworm) is a superficial fungal infection of the skin that is not covered by hair and affects all ages. The lesions are generally circular, hence the name ringworm. Ringworm is transmitted by direct contact with infected humans and animals (usually dogs and cats).

TREATING RINGWORM

Ringworm  is a superficial fungal skin infection and can be treated by using anti-fungal creams.  Apply Covarex (anti-fungal cream) twice daily for 14 days.

CANDIDA (THRUSH) NAPPY RASH

Most babies get nappy rash at some time. Typically there is redness of the areas covered by the nappy (buttocks, genitals, pubic area and upper thighs.), with sparing of the skin creases. Usually there are no symptoms. However, if the rash is severe, the baby may be distressed and uncomfortable. Blisters appear on the skin and break down, causing moist areas of broken skin, which can easily become infected. The most frequent infection is thrush, caused by a yeast called Candida albicans. Candida is a confluent red rash with sharp, well-defined margins and involves the skin creases.

TREATING CANDIDA NAPPY RASH

-Avoid using a barrier cream until after the infection has settled

-Apply Covarex Junior (anti-fungal cream) twice a day for at least 14 days

-If inflammation is causing discomfort, a mild hydrocortisone cream can be applied after application of Covarex Junior, but stop once the inflammation has settled.

-If Candida infection is present in your baby’s mouth, oral anti-fungal medicine may be necessary – speak to your healthcare professional.

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Find out more about Covarex and other anti-fungal treatments by contacting Glenmark Pharma South Africa today.