Fungal Infections

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

Fungal infections: when to see the doctor

Fungal infections can usually be treated with over-the-counter medication. But there are times when you may need to see your doctor, especially if the infection is recurring.

So when is that itch a fungus?

Psoriasis, eczema and fungal infections can look similar at a glance. But how do you know when it’s a fungal infection?

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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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