Fungal Skin Infections
Many patients don’t realize that there are many irritations of the skin caused by fungal infections. The general name “tinea” is used to refer to fungal infections, which can be found in the skin as well as the hair and nails.
Nail Fungus – Tinea Unguium
Most of these infections occur in the toes and not the fingers, and can also occur in combination with Athlete’s Foot. Nails will break more easily, become thick, and yellow. Oral treatments are typically recommended to achieve the best results.
Athlete’s Foot – Tinea Pedis
Fungi grow in moist and dark conditions. Most patients develop athlete’s foot by walking barefoot in public pools, hotels or locker rooms. Symptoms include anything from itchy blisters in some cases to scaling, red, dry, cracking skin. To relieve symptoms, Dr. Green recommends OTC anti-fungal creams for mild cases and anti-fungal pills for more severe cases. Be sure to make an appointment with Dr. Green to determine if you have athlete’s foot or some other condition.
Ringworm – Tinea Corporis
This fungus appears on the skin with a ring shape that is scaly, red, and itchy. It can be spread not only from person to person but via soil or touching an animal. An oral anti-fungal medication will be prescribed by Dr. Green to treat this condition.
Scalp Ringworm – Tinea Capitis
This fungus occurs mostly in children. Hair loss in patches and scaling are common symptoms. Oral medications are prescribed and normal hair growth will be restored.
Jock Itch – Tinea Cruris
This fungus infects both men and woman and is typically itchy with a red border. It occurs in the groin and like other fungal infections, can spread. Prescription creams are recommended because they may treat symptoms quicker than OTC creams.
What causes Hand Dermatitis?
Hand Dermatitis, also known as hand eczema, is extremely common. Because the hands perform so many different tasks day-to-day, they are routinely exposed to irritating agents. Hand rashes usually result from a combination of sensitive skin and irritation or allergy from materials touched.
Patients with hand dermatitis often suffer from dermatitis elsewhere on the body or have a family history of hand dermatitis. Treatments for Hand Dermititis are performed by Dr. Green for patients in the DC, Virginia, and Maryland regions. The condition can be effectively treated when the right precautions are followed.
“You cannot go wrong with this dermatologist. Dr. Green and his staff are the very best! They go out of their way to assure patient satisfaction. I have used many services in the Bethesda location, and have always been more than satisfied. I highly recommend Dr. Green.”
Dr. David Green, M.D.
Dr. David Green is a Board certified Dermatologist in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Green specializes in Dermatology, Dermatologic Cosmetic and Laser Surgery and the treatment of Varicose Veins and vascular disorders.
He is Certified by the American Board of Dermatology, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and a Member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the American College of Phlebology. He treats patients from Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia and throughout the Mid Atlantic region.
Dr. David Green proudly offers services in his Bethesda, Maryland office.
4800 Montgomery Ln.,
Bethesda, MD 20814
OUR OFFICE IS COMPLIANT WITH THE CURRENT MARYLAND REGULATIONS INCLUDING:
10.32.09: Delegation and Assignment of Performance of Cosmetic Medical Procedures and Use of Cosmetic Medical Devices. This is a Maryland safety regulation that governs who can legally perform medical cosmetic procedures. Dr. Green administers all injectable treatments (including Botox™, Juvederm™, Voluma™, Kyblella™, and other fillers & Sclerotherapy) and laser treatments.