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Fungal infection treatment options at Hawaiian Islands Dermatology, Kailua's trusted clinic for effective skin solutions.

Fungal Infection Treatment Services

Fungal infections, caused by fungi that invade the skin, nails, or hair, can lead to various symptoms, including rash, itching, and scaling. At our dermatology clinic in Kailua, Hawaii, we specialize in diagnosing and treating these infections effectively. Understanding the specific type of fungal infection is key to our targeted treatment approach, which aims to eradicate the fungus and alleviate symptoms quickly.

Understanding Fungal Infections: Causes and Symptoms

Fungal infections thrive in warm, moist environments and can be highly contagious. Common types include athlete's foot, ringworm, and yeast infections. Symptoms vary by infection type but typically include itching, redness, and skin changes. Early diagnosis by a dermatologist is crucial to prevent the spread of the infection and to begin appropriate treatment.

Benefits of Seeing a Dermatologist for Fungal Infections

Dermatologists are trained to distinguish between different types of fungal infections and other skin conditions that may mimic them. By consulting a specialist, patients receive precise treatment, such as antifungal creams, oral medications, or medicated shampoos, tailored to the specific fungus and area of the body affected. Regular follow-up ensures the infection is fully resolved and helps prevent recurrence.

Why see a dermatologist for fungal infection at Hawaiian Islands Dermatology, offering expert care in Kailua.


What are common treatments for fungal infections?

Treatments may include topical antifungal creams, oral medications, and, for scalp infections, medicated shampoos.

Are fungal infections contagious?

Many fungal infections are contagious and can be spread through direct contact or by sharing personal items.

Why is it important to complete a course of antifungal treatment?

Can fungal infections spread to other parts of the body?

Yes, fungal infections can spread if not properly treated. Good hygiene and prompt treatment are essential.

How can I prevent fungal infections?

Preventive measures include keeping affected areas clean and dry, avoiding sharing personal items, and wearing footwear in communal wet areas.

Completing the full course ensures the infection is fully eradicated and reduces the risk of recurrence.

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