Treatment of fungal diseases at Dermacare Vienna
Foot fungus from the swimming pool is probably the most common association associated with fungal diseases. Even if a fungal infection is often recognized by the affected persons themselves and can be treated well, it is recommended to consult a specialist for treatment. Fungal diseases of the skin or even the nails can occur all over the body and are often difficult to get rid of.
The experienced dermatologists at Dermacare develop a therapy concept tailored to our patients needs for the diagnosis and treatment of fungal diseases such as skin fungus, foot fungus, nail fungus and scalp fungus. In the course of an initial examination and detailed anamnesis, the severity of the disease is determined on the basis of the course of the disease and the actual condition, in order to start treatment with the best possible therapy concept based on a diagnosis.
Professional treatment by experienced dermatologists
Patient oriented treatment concept
The experienced dermatologists at Dermacare develop at diagnosis and treatment for skin diseases a therapy concept tailored to our patients, which is based on the current guidelines.
We attach great importance to a detailed consultation and therefore take the time for a detailed initial interview, during which you will receive all information regarding diagnosis, treatment, treatment options and the course of treatment and during which all your questions will be answered.
In order to optimise diagnosis and treatment, our medical specialists undergo continuous further training and are familiar with the latest treatment methods. As Dermacare is equipped with the latest devices on the market, we offer patients treatment based on the latest scientific and technical knowledge.
What is a skin fungus?
As the name suggests, skin fungus (dermatomycosis), or fungal infection of the skin or its appendages (hair, nails), is an infection with fungi. Infection is possible from person to person, animal to human, as well as via contaminated objects, e.g. in swimming pools, fitness clubs etc.
It depends on the respective pathogen (often filamentous fungi (dermatophytes), yeast fungi (shoot fungi), moulds) which symptoms occur on which part of the body. Fungal diseases can affect certain areas of the body or spread over the whole body.
Fungal infections often begin with a reddening of the skin, in the further course of the disease the inflammatory skin areas begin to flake and often fade in their centre. Fungal infections are often accompanied by more or less severe itching, in severe cases pain occurs.
What types of fungus are there?
Among the most common fungal diseases of the skin are
Foot fungus (Tinea pedis), typically grey-white skin changes and tears in the spaces between the toes, or on the sole of the foot, hand fungus (Tinea manuum), which often starts with blisters that develop into round, scaly foci, ringworm (Tinea corporis), in which reddened, itchy skin areas appear on the trunk and extremities, and head fungus (Tinea capitis), in which the skin changes on the head are often accompanied by broken hair and hair loss. A fungal infection of the nails (onychomycosis or tinea unguium), manifests itself with a typical course in which the nail initially loses its shine until it becomes discoloured and brittle.
In a fungal infection of the oral mucosa (oral thrush in infancy and toddlers), the typical signs of the disease are white deposits on the cheek mucous membrane or tongue and inflammation of the surrounding tissue.
How is the treatment carried out?
Zur Behandlung von Pilzerkrankungen (lokal und gegebenenfalls systemisch) stehen eine Reihe von Antimykotika zur lokalen Anwendung zur Verfügung, bei schwereren Verläufen ist eine ganzheitliche Behandlung mit Medikamenten angezeigt. Zur Unterstützung des Heilungsprozesses sollte die Haut an den betroffenen Stellen trocken gehalten und auf gute Hygiene geachtet werden.
Everything at a glance
- Service: Diagnosis and individualized therapy concept
- Methods: efficient local therapy for mild forms; drug therapy for more severe forms.
- Consultation time: Initial examination 15-30 minutes
- Duration of treatment: Depending on the therapy concept individually
- Specialist initial consultation 90 Euro,
- Treatment costs including appointment for follow-up and discussion of findings 90 Euro
- Reimbursement of costs by health insurance: Yes
- Treatment interval: Depending on diagnosis, findings, therapy success & course
Why should you seek treatment at Dermacare?
- The treatment is carried out by experienced medical specialists
- Only medical devices are used
- Good public connection (Schwedenplatz) or parking garage for the car in the house
- Long opening hours
Treatment procedure dermatological treatment
1. Anamnesis Questionnaire
Even before the consultation with our specialist, we ask you to complete an anamnesis questionnaire, which forms the basis for the subsequent discussion.
2. Consultation / examination / diagnosis
At Dermacare the consultation, examination, diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases is carried out by experienced specialists in dermatology.
3. First control appointment
The success of the therapy is assessed at the follow-up appointment (follow-up control/ discussion of findings) and a decision is made on the further procedure.