Fungal skin infection: A fungal infection of the skin occurs when the fungus invades the skin tissue. Fungal infections can be contagious and spread from one person to another. Symptoms include skin irritation, scaly skin, redness, itching, scaly or flaky patches, and swelling. The most common type of fungal infections are ringworm, athlete's foot, jock itch, and yeast infections.
Athlete's foot: It is a fungal illness that primarily affects the area between the toes. Athletes' foot is typically seen in those whose feet have become extremely sweaty while confined within tight-fitting shoes. A scaly rash with itching, stinging, and burning sensations are common symptoms.
Ringworm: Ringworm is a common fungus-caused infection of the skin and nails. Ringworm is also called tinea or dermatophytosis. The infection is known as 'ringworm' because it causes an itchy, red, circular rash.
Fungal nappy rash: A fungal nappy rash is a form of skin rash that affects the nappy area and occurs when the skin is in continuous contact with urine or stool within a tight-fitting nappy. Nappy rash can get infected with Candida yeast if left untreated for longer than a few days. The candidal nappy rash should be treated with antifungal and anti-inflammatory medications.
Thrush: Thrush is a common yeast infection affecting men and women. Thrush Symptoms in women include white vaginal discharge (often smelling like cottage cheese), irritation and itching around the vagina, soreness and stinging sensation during sex or urination. Thrush symptoms in men include irritation, burning sensation, redness around the head of the penis and under the foreskin, a white discharge (similar to cottage cheese), an unpleasant odour, and difficulties pulling back the foreskin.