Fungal infections of the skin are very common. The most common infections caused by fungus include athlete’s foot, jock itch, and ringworm. They can occur on the hair, skin, or nails, and can cause peeling, itching, redness, burning, blisters, or sores.
Fungal infections occur when fungus comes in contact with the skin, and lives on the tissue of the hair, skin, or nails. Fungus grows best in a warm, moist environment such as shoes, socks, swimming pools, locker rooms, and floors of public showers. These infections occur because fungus thrives in warm, moist areas of the body.
Many fungal infections can be treated with topical medicated creams. Sometimes oral medication is necessary to treat certain infections. There are measures that can be taken to avoid fungal infections. These include: wearing shoes in public shower areas, keeping feet dry, and wearing clean, dry, breathable clothing and undergarments.
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