Wednesday, August 08, 2018 by Michelle Simmons
Tinea manuum, also referred to as hand fungus, is a contagious fungal infection on the hands caused by a type of fungi known as dermatophytes. Dermatophytes are a type of fungi that can infect the outer layers of the skin. They produce keratinases, a special enzyme that digests the keratin protein that makes the skin strong. This enables the fungi to grow on the skin and spread, causing a rash to appear. Tinea manuum is a less common form of tinea (ringworm) and a person can contract it by touching one’s feet or groin if they are infected. A person can also get tinea manuum from other people with the infection, or by touching objects contaminated with fungus. People who are more likely to get tinea manuum include those who handle or are around animals, those who play sports that involve close skin contact, and those who use public showers in places like gyms.
The known signs of tinea manuum include the following:
The body systems harmed by tinea manuum are the integumentary and immune systems.
Foods that fight fungal infections, such as tinea manuum, include the following:
Natural treatments for tinea manuum include:
Tinea manuum is a contagious fungal infection on the hands caused by a type of fungi known as dermatophytes.
Tinea manuum is also referred to as hand fungus.
Tinea manuum causes a red raised ring on the skin, a patch of dry, peeling, or scaly skin, tiny blisters on the hand, itching or burning, and skin discoloration.
Tinea manuum can be prevented with the help of coconut, garlic, onions, oregano, and pumpkin seeds.
Tinea manuum can be treated naturally with B vitamins, fish oil, probiotics, tea tree oil, and vinegar.
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