Identifying Common Contagious Fungal Infections During Summer

In 2023, over fifty million Indians were affected by serious fungal diseases. And, as the summer season approaches, temperatures are on the rise and the days have already started to grow longer giving people the choice to embrace the joy of summer. However, along with the warmer temperatures comes an increased risk of fungal infections. Hot and humid environments enable fungal infections to manifest and prevail for a longer period. From athlete’s foot to ringworm, these common and contagious infections may cause discomfort and inconvenience if overlooked or left untreated.

This article revolves around some of the most prominent fungal infections that thrive during the summer season. Furthermore, this article takes a deep dive into prevention strategies, including the use of Clocip L-Cream and Clocip Cream which have proven to be effective in the treatment of fungal skin infections.

Athlete’s Foot:
Tinea pedis, or athlete’s foot, is a contagious fungal infection affecting the feet, marked by itching, burning, and peeling skin between the toes. Flourishing in warm, moist environments, it is commonly seen in athletes and spreads through contact with infected skin or contaminated surfaces like communal showers. Timely intervention with antifungal treatments is crucial for symptom relief and halting the infection’s propagation, ensuring a faster recovery and minimizing the risk of further transmission.

Ringworm, also known as tinea corporis, is a fungal infection that may affect the skin on various parts of the body which include the arms, legs, and trunk. An individual can identify ringworm infection by circular, red, scaly patches of skin that may itch or burn. Despite its name, ringworm is never caused by a worm, rather by a fungus that prevails in warm and moist environments. Ringworm infections can spread through direct contact with infected skin or contaminated objects, such as clothing or towels.

Jock Itch: 

Jock itching, or tinea cruris, is a fungal infection that affects the skin in the groin area. This fungal infection is quite common among men. Jock itching can be identified by red, itchy rashes in the groin area which are often accompanied by a burning sensation. Jock itching can be elevated by sweating or wearing tight clothing. Just like other fungal infections jock itch is a communicable fungal infection that can spread through direct contact with the infected skin or contaminated objects.   


Keep Skin Clean and Dry: It is quite crucial for an individual to keep his/her skin clean and dry, as warm, moist environments are a haven for fungi.

Avoid Sharing Personal Items: As mentioned above most of the fungal infections are communicable and can spread through direct contact and contaminated objects. Hence, it is advised to avoid sharing towels, clothing, or other personal items with individuals who have fungal infections to prevent the spread of the fungus.

Wear Breathable Fabrics: Wearing tight clothes might aggravate skin infections. To counter the same, light and breathable fabrics as cotton are advised to be worn.

This keeps the skin cool and dry, further reducing the risk or spread of fungal infections.

Apart from the above-mentioned preventative measures, people should consider using Clocip’s antifungal medications such as Clocip L-Cream and Clocip Cream. Both products have proven to be one of the most effective countermeasures for fungal skin infections.

The Clocip L-Cream comprises luliconazole which prevents the growth of fungus and kills it. The cream is used to treat infections like athlete’s foot, ringworm, jock itch, etc.

Clocip Clotrimazole Cream is also used to counter fungal infections. The cream comprises clotrimazole and is used to treat fungal infections of the skin, vaginal and ringworm infections.

By following these preventative measures and seeking prompt treatment for fungal infections, you can enjoy a fun and healthy summer season free from the discomfort of contagious fungal infections like ringworm.

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