Did you know that there are many types of fungi that live on the skin? Just like bacteria, fungi are all around us. When they begin to multiply at such a high level that they “take over” one part of the body, this causes a fungal infection.
What are Fungal Skin Infections?
Just like bacteria, there are good fungi and bad fungi. When bad fungi run amok, it can lead to a fungal infection. Fungal skin infections are very common and contagious but can usually be treated easily. They are characterized by red, itchy, cracked skin in many cases that takes the form of a rash. If you suspect that you have a fungal skin infection, you should contact your dermatologist at Piedmont Plastic Surgery & Dermatology for an immediate consultation.