Fungus Skin Infection - Tinea
AnatomyYour skin is composed of several layers of tissue and covers your body to protect it from the environment. Certain warm or moist areas of the body, such as the feet, toes, toenails, armpits, and groin are especially susceptible to fungal infections.
You may help prevent fungal infections by:
• Keeping your skin clean and dry.
• Change out of wet work out clothes or swimwear as soon as possible.
• Do not walk barefoot in locker rooms or gym showers.
• Wear cotton socks and sandals or shoes that allow your feet to “breathe.”
• Keep your nails trimmed and clean.
Am I at RiskSome people may have an inherited tendency towards developing fungus infections. People that walk barefoot, wear damp clothing, or wear plastic or leather shoes are at risk for fungal skin infections.
ComplicationsSubsequent bacterial infections can develop in untreated fungal infections.
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