Know The Effective Way to Prevent Skin From Fungus!
Have you ever contracted with the issue of a yeast infection or athlete's foot? If so, then you may not have comprehended that you truly had a skin fungus.
Basically, a fungus is a group of microorganisms that produce dormant bacterium. Fungi, a term used to denote more than one fungus, survive almost everywhere and usually don’t lead to infections or skin growths. But then, you may sporadically get fungal growths on your skin, like ringworm, athlete's foot, jock itch, or genitala yeast infection. If yes, then you don’t need to worry much as these fungal infections aren’t life-threatening.
There are some of the ways that can help you reduce the risk of getting a skin fungus. Read on:
People who are at risk of fungal infection most:
There are certain factors that can increase your chances to contract a fungal infection, like sharing clothing or personal care products (brushes/combs) with a person who is already infected. However, some people are more prone to get an infection, based on risk factors including:
1. People who have low immune systems due to the use of medications, steroids, other illnesses.
2. People are on antibiotics or immunosuppressant drugs since long duration.
3. People or infants who are not able to hold back their urine (this leads to humidity in genital area, which is more fertile for infection)
4. People who tend to sweat quite heavily.
5. Individuals who either work or spend time with people who are more likely to get infected, such as nurses, hospitalized patients, doctors, and pupils.
Look for areas of your skin are at risk of a fungal infection
There are specific parts of your skin that tend to remain moist are the ones where fungal infections can happen as the fungus requires moisture to flourish. These parts comprise mainly of the areas between your toes, under the bosom(s) tissue, in the genital region (including the delicate area), and between the creases of skin.
Watch your step in public areas
Since fungal infections are communicable, you can get them from contact with skin cells that have the contagion. Always make sure that you don’t share things in public areas where other people have fungal infections. Avoid using same public locker rooms, pools, towels or combs in the locker room either.
Identify the symptoms for athlete’s foot.
Athlete's foot, also known as tinea pedis, causes a red or prickly skin around and between the toes, and less frequently on the soles of the feet.