What is skin fungus
Skin fungus is a term that refers to any fungal skin infection and it can occur anywhere on the
body where skin is present. On the feet it is most often referred to as athlete’s foot, whereas jock itch
refers to fungus on skin between the legs. All of these fungal skin infections are also referred to as either
ringworm or tinea, but it is basically all the same.
Skin fungus occurs when fungus spores come in to contact with the
skin and starts growing in the outer layer of the skin. These spores can spread through touch and air, which
is why ringworm is so contagious.
Skin fungus and your house
Most people will get rid of the fungal skin infection but forget
about the spores that can lie dormant in the house, just waiting for the next person to come by to infect.
This is the reason why cleaning the house thoroughly to eradicate the fungal spores is one of the most
important actions you can take, while dealing with a fungal skin infection.
Fungus on skin is normally very itchy and most people will not be
able to resist the urge to itch and scratch often leaving the skin much more red and stressed than it was
before itching. Itching the skin can also lead to the skin being broken. As the skins defences are already
working at high capacity it leaves the skin vulnerable to secondary bacterial infections and this can result
in open weeping wounds. The red, thickened, itchy, flaky and weepy fungal skin infection can look just like
other types of skin problems like psoriasis, dermatitis and skin allergies.
Essential oils to treat fungal skin
Essential oils like neem oil and tea tree oil are very effective
in treating skin fungus because they target a multiple array of skin problems. They are made from natural
plants and are used to cure a variety of skin problems like itchy skin, fungal skin and bacterial skin
infections. This makes essential oils one of the most powerful ways to effectively treat ringworm. Not only
will the oils soothe itchy skin, they will also cure both bacterial infections as well as fungal skin
What else can I use the essential oils
These oils are so diverse that you can add them to warm water to
give hands, feet and nails a good soak, you can (when mixed with carrier oils) apply directly to the fungal
skin infection, you can add a couple of drops to the inside of a plaster and you can use them in your laundry
and to clean your house.
Ringworm pictures can be very helpful in diagnosing skin
fungus and fungal scalp conditions.