The reality of fungal skin infections. Today, I am not talking about coconut smelling oils and creams that you luxuriously slather on your body. Today I’m talking about ugly fungal skin infections and how a natural antifungal cream will help you manage many of these skin conditions. What do tinea, jock itch, thrush, nappy rash, ringworm all have in common? They are fungal infections of the skin, meaning an army of unwelcome fungi have multiplied to cause itchy, red swelling and rash-like symptoms that are most certainly causing discomfort, irritability, pain, and sometimes embarrassment. Indeed not a topic usually discussed over coffee. Nevertheless more common thank you think in babies, men and women alike.
Why Do We Get Fungal Skin Conditions?
Fungal skin infections don’t occur because we’re dirty or unhygienic, we naturally have bugs and harmless fungi that live on our skin, and the reason fungal skin infections usually affect our most significant and most visible organ is that they live off keratin, a protein that makes up your skin, hair and nails. There are instances where fungal infections are more common, including:
- Don’t correctly dry their skin and it remains moist, e.g., areas like the upper thigh, chin, below breasts, in-between toes etc.
- Are taking antibiotics and steroids.
- Have high blood sugar levels.
- Are overweight.
- Have had fungal skin infections in the past.
- Have a compromised immune system e.g. are fighting a health condition.
Types Of Fungal Skin Infections
There are two types of common fungal skin infection groups: dermatophyte and yeast infections.
- Dermatophyte infections include athlete’s foot, tinea pedis and tinea manuum, ringworm and nail infections.
- Yeast infections include candida, commonly known as thrush.
It’s important to know what anti-fungal treatments are out there not just for foot fungus but jock itch, thrush, candida and nappy rash. Around 1 in 4 adults will have athlete’s foot (tinea pedis) at some time in their lives and that’s just one of the many fungal infections we can get! Did you know that conventional treatments for fungal skin infections are only inhibitory? Meaning the cream will stop the growth of the fungi but does not kill it. Meaning a longer recovery, more itchiness, more chemicals.
Natural Antifungal Cream For Skin Rashes
Botani’s renowned anti-fungal and antibacterial cream, Phytoseptic, contains a potent blend of plant extracts that kill the fungal skin infection at the root. A truly natural and innovative pharmaceutical product, which is TGA listed, with ‘built-in’ anti-inflammatory ingredients, most antifungals need to be used with cortisone as an anti-inflammatory. Common ingredients used to treat fungal rashes Common topical anti-fungal ingredients include clotrimazole, econazole, miconazole, Terbinafine, fluconazole, ketoconazole, amphotericin. Side effects of a synthetic cocktail of chemicals can include itching, burning and redness. Let’s take a closer look at Botani’s Phytoseptic ingredients:
- Legendary plant Hydrastis Canadensis (Golden Seal) – which is the active ingredient with its anti-fungal, antibacterial properties.
- Lemon Scented Tea Tree Oil – with its potent antibacterial properties.
- Echinacea – a soothing, anti-inflammatory plant.
- Gotu Kola – (Centella Asiatica) with its healing, soothing skin-repairing properties.
Amazingly, because of the smart synergistic blend of antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and plant soothing actives, the Phytoseptic antifungal cream can be used to treat:
- Tinea/Athlete’s foot.
- External vaginal thrush.
- Nipple thrush.
- Nappy rash and jock itch.
- Ingrown Hairs.
- Cuts and wounds.
- Mosquito and sandfly bites.
Your First-Aid Essentials
My first encounter with Phytoseptic was my son’s truly red, angry, fungal nappy rash. I had only experienced once before and I couldn’t believe it when after just a couple of days of use, it cured my son’s fungal nappy rash quicker than the chemically laden anti-fungal and cortisone cream that I had used previously. And I didn’t feel guilty for using strong chemicals on the little one either! Since then I have used Phytoseptic on nearly everything, bites, rashes, unknown ‘red dots’, all with amazing results. It is an unglamorous, but necessary first aid kit essential!
Botani Phytoseptic Anti-Fungal Skin Cream
Are any members of your family fighting any fungal or bacterial skin conditions? Let me know in the comments below. Want the chance to try Botáni’s Phytoseptic? For your chance to win a tube of Botáni Phytoseptic ‘Like’ our Facebook page and ‘Share’ the post about this week’s blog with your friends. Let us know that you’ve done this by posting a comment below answering Sandra’s questions above. Make sure you include your Facebook name so we can contact you if you win!* Getting healthier skin is that simple.
*Competition is only open to Australian residents. All winners will be requested to complete a review of the awarded product. Entries are open from October 6th – October 9th, 2015. We will announce the winner by Facebook on Friday, October 9th 2015.