Fungal infections are the most common infections all over the world. In humans, when fungus invades the specific area of the body causes skin fungal infections.
Fungi are a naturally occurring species that live in the air, soil, water, plants, and as well as in the human body. In our body, there are two types of microbes that are good and bad fungus. A good fungus is a need of the body, but a bad fungus is a harmful one that invades the body's immune system to cause serious disease.
A fungal infection is also referred to as mycosis, as the fungus acting on the skin is called skin fungal infection. These microscopic organisms on the skin do not cause any infection until and unless it penetrates to the skin through lesion or cut and multiplies faster than normal.
Typically, fungi live in a warm and humid environment that's why it is present in sweaty or damp areas of the body which include the feet, groin, and folds of skin. It causes scaly rash, itchiness or discoloration of the skin.
Prevalence of Skin Fungal Infections
Fungal infections are the most affected in all age groups, especially suffering more in older people than other groups of people. Globally, people suffering from skin and nails infection is about 20-25% from the last few decades in the general population. When it attacks different areas of the body it may cause frequent forms of infection.