Type of Skin Fungi

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Hello,

Can someone help me determine the kind of skin fungi that i have? And the treatment for it? Thanks a lot!

Here's the photo http://imgur.com/a/fH5R8

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    Have you been to your GP?  An alternative would be to ask your local Pharmacist or make an appointment to see a Podiatrist.

    Good luck.

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    To determine the kind of fungi your dermatologist will need a sample to grow a culture or examine it under a microscope. Having said that, most broad-spectrum anti-fungals (e.g. Terbinafine) act against many differnent types of fungi.

    Btw, from the picture it looks as if your toenails might also be affected (area marked black). This is more likely if the nail in question becomes whitish, thickened, and crumbly. I advise you to seek treatment fast to avoid further damage to your nails.  

    On a side note, the nail area marked blue looks prone to get ingrown. To avoid ingrown nails, it is best to trim your nails to a more rectangular shape and not to trim them too short. 

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