It feels disgusting to have those red patches and itching sensation caused due to fungal infections. Athlete’s foot, ringworm, jock itch and yeast infections are some of the most common fungal infections of the skin. Let’s have a detailed look on these infections.
Athlete’s foot: It is the common fungal infection of the foot and is also called as Tinea pedis. It causes redness, peeling, itching, sores and blisters. This infection commonly occurs in summer, warm environment or humid climates and in those who wear tight socks or shoes. People who use community swimming pools are also disposed to this infection.
There are different types of Athlete’s foot namely Moccasin, Interdigital and Vesicular. You can cure it with topical anti-fungal and antibiotic creams by discussing with your doctor. For prevention, take the proper care of your foots by washing them with good soap.
Ringworm: It’s another fungal skin infection also known as tinea corporis. Any part of the body can get infected with ringworm that leads to red, circular and flat sore, sometimes accompanied by scaly skin. It can get easily spread with direct contact with infected animals or other people. It is easily spread in humid environment.
Jock itch: It commonly occurs in summer or wet climates and is also known as tinea cruris. Fungus easily grows in the moist and warm areas of body and thus affects inner thighs, buttocks and genitals. Itching, burning and redness in the thigh, circular and red edges and skin cracking are the common signs of jock itch.
Keep the affected area dry and clean and apply antifungal creams on the affected area.
Yeast infections: It is called as cutaneous candidiasis and is caused by yeast like fungus or candida. It can affect any area of the body and mostly occur during warm weathers. Diabetic and obese people are comparatively at high risk of developing yeast infection. Taking high dose of antibiotics can also cause infections.
Thus, seek a proper fungal infection treatment by consulting with your doctor.