Types of Fungal Injections
Also known as tinea pedis, this fungal infection of the skin causes scaling, flaking, and itching of the feet. It is typically transmitted in moist areas where people walk barefoot, such as showers, gyms or pools.
Onychomycosis, or fungus of the nails, is an unsightly disease that causes the nail plate to have a thickened, yellow, or cloudy appearance. Nails can become rough and crumbly and may even separate from the nail bed. There is usually no pain or other symptoms unless the disease is severe.
If you are noticing white, untanned spots on your skin during sunny summer months, you may be seeing the first signs of tinea versicolor, a common skin condition caused by an overgrowth of yeast on the skin’s surface. Symptoms include uneven skin color, scaling, and sometimes itching, and most commonly affects the back, underarm, upper arm, chest, lower legs, and neck. Because the fungus prevents the skin from tanning normally, causing those unexplained white spots on your skin.
Tinea Corporis, also called Ringworm – but no, it’s not a worm. It is a skin infection caused by a fungus. Ringworm is a common skin disorder, especially among children, but it may affect people of all ages. Many bacteria and fungi live on your body. Some of these are good for you and your skin. Others can multiply rapidly and form infections. Tinea Corporis occurs when a particular type of fungus grows and multiplies anywhere on your skin, scalp, or nails.
What you should know – ringworm is contagious. It can be passed from one person to the next by direct skin-to-skin contact or by contact with contaminated items such as combs, unwashed clothing, and shower or pool surfaces. You can also catch ringworm from pets that carry the fungus. Cats are common carriers.