Fungal infections are not only common in India, but also throughout the world. Our immune system saves us from much of the troubles caused by microbes, bacteria, etc. However, a fungal infection occurs when an area of our body is overtaken by an invading fungus, the capacity of which becomes too much for the immune system to handle. The fungus grows best in a warm and moist climate which increases the cases of fungal infections in summers & rainy season.
Infections involving Tinea (name of a group of diseases caused by a fungus) are usually not serious, however, they can be pretty uncomfortable. The types of tinea include ringworm, athlete’s foot & jock itch. The seriousness of fungal infections varies from one type to another.
Fungal infections are contagious and can be caused due to a variety of reasons like-
A fungal infection can make the affected area red, itchy, raw, dry or inflamed. It can also result in the peeling of the skin and can cause a burning sensation.
Some types of Tinea infections