Fungal Infections

Everything you wanted to know about fungal skin infections, but were too embarrassed to ask.

What is the fuss about fungus?

Sponsored: Fungal infections of the skin and nails affect 20-25% of the world's population. Skin fungi thrive in warm humid conditions.

What vitamin E does for the skin

Vitamin E is known for its skin-friendly properties and is used in thousands of skincare products. But why, exactly, is it so magical?

Do you have nail fungus?

Don't automatically assume that discoloration of your nails is caused by a fungal infection – only an expert can make an accurate diagnosis.

Men more prone to severe psoriasis

A psoriasis 'gender gap' was found to be true for all age groups and for all parts of the body except the head, where severity scores were about equal.

Busting 11 myths about ringworm

There are about 40 different types of fungi that can cause ringworm, and symptoms typically appear between four and 14 days after contact with the fungus. We bust some myths about ringworm.

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Dr Suretha Kannenberg holds a degree in Medicine and a Masters in Dermatology from the University of Stellenbosch. She is employed as a consultant dermatologist by Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Academic Hospital, where she is involved in clinical duties and the training of medical students and dermatology residents. Her areas of interest and research include vitiligo, eczema and acne. She also performs limited private practice work in the Northern suburbs of Cape Town in general and cosmetic dermatology.

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