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Dermatologist appointment

I hawasd my first Dermatologist appointment this week and they took a biopsy. The fungi are coming out of my skin now. It started in September and crops up every few weeks now in different areas. Black mold and soil borne pathogens. God bless you all.

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Do you know how you were exposed to this fungi? Was it via inhalation, contact or ingestion? When you say, "coming out of my skin now" what precisely does that mean? Do you experience any other adverse affects?

Have you found eating certain foods exacerbates your condition? Does anything you eat, drink, do or go to, make it worse or better?

Have you read Leviticus Carole? πŸ˜‰ God bless you too! 😘

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Thats sounds awful. If you dont mind me asking what does it look like on your skin? I'm living in a mouldy house and often get strange angry spots but doctor doesn't think it is linked to the mould in my home. Did the dermatologist recommend anything? Hope you recover soon.

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Fungal infections of the skin are very common and cause disorders such as eczema, ringworm, athletes foot, jock itch. Even dandruff can be caused by a fungal infection.

Some types of infection are caused by fungi living off the dead layers on the very surface of your skin, usually causing a typical rash, skin discoloration or small blisters. Other fungi will live on the oils your skin excretes naturally.

These fungi are usually highly adapted to living on your skin and not something you will get from soil or the air. They are transferred from person to person by direct or indirect body contact.

All are readily treated by your doctor, though some can take a while to clear up as people tend to treat the infection with a cream given to them by their doctor or pharmacist whereupon it appears to clear up quickly. In fact only the inflammation has subsided and the fungus is still alive and well. The answer is to keep treating the infection long after it appears to have cleared up, until the course of meds you have been given is finished.

Many cases are also encouraged or re-infected by personal habits, sharing infected towels etc.

Do

dry your feet after washing them, particularly between your toes – dab them dry rather than rubbing them

use a separate towel for your feet and wash it regularly

take your shoes off when at home

wear clean socks every day – cotton socks are best

Don't

do not scratch affected skin – this can spread it to other parts of your body

do not walk around barefoot – wear flip-flops in places like changing rooms and showers

do not share towels, socks or shoes with other people

do not wear the same pair of shoes for more than 2 days in a row

do not wear shoes that make your feet hot and sweaty

nhs.uk/conditions/ringworm/

nhs.uk/conditions/athletes-...

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