Fungal Infection

What are the causes of fungal infection?

A fungus causes a fungal infection, known as mycosis, which is a type of skin illness. Fungi are found in millions of species types. They are found in the earth, on trees or plants, on surfaces around, and on your skin. They sometimes cause skin problems like rashes or pimples.  

Anyone can have an issue of fungus infection, and it can arise in any region of the body. A woman with a vaginal yeast infection, a jock with athlete’s foot, and a baby with thrush are just a few examples. Fungi are microorganisms that have a substance called chitin in their cell walls. Many varieties of mushrooms, as well as some fungi, are edible. However, other fungi, such as aspergillus, can be exceedingly harmful and cause life-threatening infections.

Some common types of a fungal infection are:

Athlete’s foot
Yeast infection
Jock itch
onychomycosis, or fungal infection of the nail

What is Athlete's Foot?

Tinea pedis is another name for an athlete’s foot. It’s a fungal illness that can harm your feet’ skin, as well as your hands and nails. Dermatophytes, a fungus that thrives in the warm and damp spaces between your toes, cause the infection. Itching, stinging, or burning sensations between your toes or other portions of your foot can be caused by an athlete’s foot. It’s also possible that your skin will crack, peel, or blister. Athletes’ feet can be treated with a variety of over-the-counter (OTC) antifungal drugs. If those don’t work, your doctor may prescribe something more powerful. 

What is Jock Itch?

Tinea cruris is another name for jock itch. It’s a fungal illness that can affect the skin around your groyne, inner thighs, and buttocks. It’s caused by dermatophytes, a fungus that thrives in warm, humid environments, just like an athlete’s foot. This virus primarily affects males and boys, although it can also affect women and girls. 

Its symptoms include – redness, itchiness, a burning feeling, changes in skin color, flaky or cracked skin, a rash that becomes worse when you exercise. 

Jock itch is typically treated at home by keeping the region clean and dry and using over-the-counter antifungal cream, powder, or spray. 

Consult your doctor if your symptoms do not get better after two weeks of home care. Then, they can prescribe more potent antifungal drugs.

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