Whenever you hear the word “infection,” you probably cringe. Unfortunately, infections come in many forms, commonly on the skin. These skin infections can be uncomfortable and unsightly, causing some distress to those who have them (and maybe to those who see them).
Luckily, for the most part, skin infections aren’t serious but they may require medical intervention if over-the-counter topical treatments can’t clear them up. Let’s look beyond the surface to learn more about fungal skin infections and how to deal with them…
What Is a Fungal Skin Infection?
Cleveland Clinic explains that fungus is very common and includes mold or mildew. While they can be found in the air and water, they can also land on the skin. This can have some negative impacts, such as causing an infection.
However, only about 50-percent of fungi are harmful. The telltale signs of a skin infection are usually a rash or another symptom such as feeling itchy. Further, there are some risk factors for developing a fungal rash, such as having a weakened immune system. Next, let’s take a look at some types of fungal skin infections.