Fungal Infections – Do’s and dont’s

Fungal infections can be contagious. These are very common in summers and monsoons. Hygiene is the best possible method to avoid such infections. Let’s check out do’s and dont’s for fungal infections that can help to prevent/treat the spread of infection

Fungal infections are contagious, which means they easily spread from one to another through contact. People, who work in hot, humid conditions or are obese, are more prone to this type of fungal infection. Fungal infections mostly occur in summers and monsoon due to heat and high humidity. The most common symptoms are redness and itching in the affected area. Here are some dos and dont’s that can help to prevent the spread of infection thereby treating it.


1. Personal hygiene is very important. Always keep your hands clean because hygiene and sanitation play a significant role in treating or preventing fungal infections. You can use a hand sanitizer if washing hands is not a feasible choice at your workplace. 

2. After gymming or workout sessions, take shower and clean yourself thoroughly with an antibacterial soap.

3. Wear loose, airy cotton clothes.

4. Wash your clothes with disinfectants. Always keep your washroom clean. 

5. Keep your skin dry at all times. You can use antifungal powders for all your body folds and to places where you sweat the most. 

6. Most of us try home remedies for fungal infections. But they hardly help. If this infection doesn’t get cured even after using dusting powder and following hygiene and sanitation, then do consult the Skin Specialist.

7. The chances of relapsing or recurrence are very high in case of fungal infections if it is not treated from roots. 

8. Diabetic people need to take extra care of fungal infections because of increased blood sugar levels. 


1. Avoid wearing tight clothes like jeans, undergarments as they don’t allow you to breathe and trap the moisture inside. This becomes a feasible environment for yeast and bacteria to thrive. Wear loose clothes as it allows breathing and keep the area dry. 

2. Avoid using oil in infected areas.

3. Don’t itch or rub the infected area.

4. Avoid going to swimming pools. Swimming will aid in fungal growth and will also increase the chances of spreading it to others. 

Disclaimer: The content on this site is for informational purposes only, and should not be taken as professional medical advice.  Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other health professionals for any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition.

Tags : #Health #Fungalinfections #Skininfection #Mycosis #Hygiene #Sanitation #Personalhygiene #Dermatologist #Medicircle #Smitakumar

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Renu Gupta

With a background in Pharmacy which is the clinical health science that links medical science with chemistry, I had the desire to mix creativity to these fields. Medicircle provides me an avenue to apply my training in science and interest in creativity together.

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