Symptoms of Fungal Infections
Most people don’t realize that fungi are everywhere. They can be found in plants, the soil, and even the skin. But don’t worry, the presence of microorganisms on your skin is normal. And most of them are harmless, so you never notice them at all.
But sometimes, you get cuts, scrapes, or lesions. And that’s when fungi can penetrate the skin and cause an infection. When left untreated, it can spread fast. Even more so if you live in a warm, humid country like the Philippines, as fungi thrive in these conditions.
Here are some symptoms that common fungal infections cause on the skin:
Remember: fungi tends to grow in warm, moist spots1 –which includes certain areas in your body. This is why most fungal infections develop on the back, the groin, and the feet. These places don’t get much air, so they can get damp and sweaty during the summer.
If you find yourself itching a lot in these areas, then you just might have a fungal infection. Here’s how to tell: