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Question: Can recurring fungal infection be very contagious at home an

 skinhealth77 - Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:41 pm

I am having recurring fungal infections on my groin/genital since last 7-8 months. I have heard that it can spread to others easily through exposed spores. I go to work and I tuck my shirt inside my trousers which sometimes during the day comes out. This can bring out a lot of fungal spores from thigh/groin region. Since recurring, I think it can spread easily at my job and at home. Is it possible that people at my job can get it if we share objects like chairs. Doctor says that its not possible. I have stress, loose scrotal skin which are risk factors so it can take time to get permanently cured. What should I do to permanently get it cured. Please advice
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:42 am

User avatar Hello,Fungal infections are contageous but not all types equally so,for example scalp fungus spread rapidly in a hostel but less so groin fungus.Fungal spores are ubiquitous but it requires moist and a proper host to flourish.By keeping the area dry,use of antifungl powders,avoiding tight dresses,and preventing excess sweat we can deny the transmission.Proper treatment with antifungals should break the chances of spread.Keep the feet clean and avoid bare foot especially in swimming pools.It is always the host parsite interaction that determines the difference between disease and health.Best wishes.

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