Fungi are all around us and don't usually cause any problems. In humans, fungal infections occur when harmful fungi invade the body. People with weak immune system, taking antibiotocs or having diabetes may be more likely to contract a fungal infection. Fungal infections are common in humans and are usually not very serious if they are treated quickly and correctly. Crowded public places, swimming pool and warm humid weather are prime locations and conditions to pick up a fungal infection.
Symptoms of fungal infection include red, itchy and peeling skin. Ringworm, jock itch, athlete’s foot, candida and tinea versicolor are few examples of common fungal infections and they may affect skin, nails & scalp. Taking preventive action is the best way towards avoiding fungal skin infections.
Most fungal skin infections can be treated with over-the-counter or prescription creams. However, severe infections may require oral medication.