Fungal skin infection, often referred to as ‘Athletes Foot” or ‘Tinea Pedis”, causes peeling, dryness, redness and itching to the foot. It is a very common condition that is caused by penetration of a fungus that lives on our dead skin, hair and nail cells into our healthy skin cells.
There are various types of fungi that can cause fungal skin infections, however the most common species is trichophyton rubrum.
Risk Factors for Development of Fungal Skin Infections:
Fungal nail infection, or onychomycosis, causes discoloration, thickening and disfiguration of the nails. They may also become friable and brittle.
Risk factors for development of a fungal nail infection: