How does a fungal infection develop?
Fungi feel particularly at home in moist and warm areas of our body. If they also receive sufficient oxygen and nutrients, the fungi multiply rapidly. The infection is often transmitted from person to person. Anyone suffering from a fungal infection loses infectious skin flakes. If a healthy person comes into contact with these, the risk of infection is very high. The fungi can multiply especially in areas of the body such as the armpits and the spaces between the toes.
But the groin region, buttocks, scrotum, face and extremities can also be infected by fungus. Fungal infections in the mouth (thrush) and vaginal fungus are the most common mucosal mycoses.
Many fungal infections are harmless if they are treated properly. However, systemic mycosis can also occur. In this form, the fungal pathogens enter the bloodstream and attack organs. But don't worry: only in very rare cases does a fungal infection of the skin turn into a systemic mycosis. However, people with a weakened immune system are at risk.
The causes often lie in transmission from person to person. An infected person may frequently touch the infected area and thus transmit the fungi, for example, when shaking hands. The fungi also survive on objects. For this reason, infected persons should wash their hands as often as possible. If you suffer from athlete's foot and live with other people, you should always wear socks when walking and sleeping. Furthermore, a separate towel should be used for the infected area so as not to spread the fungus on one's own body as well.
Forms of skin fungus
There are different forms of skin fungus, but they all have one thing in common: they are highly contagious. The most common fungal infections are as follows:
Athlete's foot is probably the most common fungal infection. Here, the fungus attacks the foot, especially the spaces between the toes.
Fungal infection of the hairy skin
Fungal infections can occur wherever hair grows. The fungi get into the hair follicles and spread.
Fungus in the groin (intimate fungus)
The fungus attacks the groin region. The vulva, penis and scrotum are particularly frequently affected. The fungus can be transmitted during unprotected sexual intercourse.
Hand fungus is often transmitted by athlete's foot or nail fungus, as the hands of those affected often touch the infected feet.
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You will find various remedies against a fungal infection in our Pharmasana online shop. A quick treatment is very important in case of a fungal infection in order to contain the progress of the infection. In our online shop you will find, for example, high-quality creams for external use against fungal infections. We wish you a speedy recovery.