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Fungal Infections Chicago

What are Fungal Infections?

Fungal infections of the skin are very common. The most common infections caused by fungus include athlete’s foot, jock itch, yeast infections, and ring worm. They can occur on the hair, nails, or skin and can cause peeling, itching, redness, burning, blisters, or sores.

What causes Fungal Infections?

Fungal infections occur when the fungus comes in contact with the skin and lives on the tissue of the hair, nails, or skin. Fungus grows best in a warm, moist environment such as shoes, socks, swimming pools, locker rooms, and the floors of public showers. Jock itch and yeast infections occur because fungus thrives in warm, moist areas of the body. As a result, infection can affect the genitals, inner thighs, and buttocks.

How can I treat Fungal Infections?

Many fungal infections can be treated with medicated creams. Sometimes oral medication is necessary to treat certain infections. There are certain measures that can be taken to avoid fungal infections, including wearing shoes in public showering areas, keeping the feet dry, and wearing clean dry, breathable clothing and undergarments.

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