When your hair follicle gets infected then you may encounter a fungal infection. The fungal acne when appearing on your skin causes skin irritation and whiteheads. It most commonly appears as small pimples that don’t vary much in shape or size, often along with itching. Fungal acne is different from all other types of acne so it is a different type of treatment.
Here in this article, you will have some of the most common symptoms and causes of fungal acne that will help you to differentiate it from other forms of acne.
As the name indicates, fungal acne is caused by fungi, most commonly yeast. More oil and sebum production can feed the yeast well. They will make your skin irritated and increase the appearance of more and more black as well as white heads. The yeast responsible for fungal acne is always present on your skin. Normally our body has the capacity to balance the fungal production in such a way that in response to that our body works normally. But when the natural balance gets disturbed then the infection of hair follicles develops and acne-like symptoms show up.
Several factors can upset the body’s natural system, like:
- Trapped moisture
- Suppressed immune system
- Diet changes
- Warm, moist environments
- Wearing tight clothes
About the Author: Dr. Iqra Mubashar is a registered Pharmacist originally from Lahore, Pakistan. She has earned her pharmacy degree from the University of veterinary and animal sciences, Lahore. She has completed her internship as a trainee from Children hospital, Lahore. She has completed her research work in clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutics. She has worked as a healthcare documentation head in Al-Qasim enterprises, Islamabad. She has specialized in prescription handling, drugs information, literature research, patient counseling, and pharmaceutical care planning. Her research work on coronavirus is under publication.