Kallgren Dermatology Clinic in Denver is dedicated to the health of your skin. We treat all manner of skin disorders and offer some of the finest anti-aging options on the market. One such common skin disorder is fungal infections of the skin. The skin is the largest organ of the body and depends on a delicate balance of moisture and dryness. There are of course areas of the body where moisture is more likely to gather and not dry opening the door to fungal infections. Fungal skin infections are most commonly see in the genitals, between the toes and under the breasts. Ring worm and Athlete’s’ foot are two of the most common types. Obese people are more likely to get fungal skin infections because moisture gathers in the folds in the skin. Also, as a result of the suppressed immune system, people with diabetes are also more susceptible.
One common type of skin infection is yeast, also known as Candidal infections. The candidal organism Candida albicans resides on the surface of the skin and can get into the under layers causing an infection if there is some type of breakdown of the skin or even a cut. The symptoms of this type of infection include a red itchy rash, purple patches, scaling of the skin, and pus-filled pimples at the edges of affected area. Luckily this type of skin infection is easily treated but steps should be taken to ensure that chances of a repetition are minimized. Keeping the skin clean and dry is a good first step. Kallgren can help you take care of your skin.