It is very common to develop a fungal infection. They come in a variety of forms, and people of all ages can be affected.
Fungi are generally transferred to the body by close contact — from body to body or from an infected surface such as a garment or a wet floor. Though fungal infections can occur on any part of the body, they most often occur in moist, warm areas of the body.
One of the most common fungal infections is tinea (such as athlete’s foot), which affects the hair, skin or nails. Its symptoms typically include:
- Itching and burning
- Peeling of the skin
- Cracking, pain and bleeding (in severe cases)
Most people with a fungal infection experience a frustrating, persistent itch. Zeasorb Athlete’s Foot and Zeasorb Jock Itch (Miconazole Nitrate 2%) are designed to relieve itching, burning and scaling, and they will kill the fungi causing the symptoms. For sustained prevention and to stop recurrences, use Zeasorb Excess Moisture.
Fungal infections are usually not serious and are relatively easy to clear up. However, for people who do not have a normal immune system, such as someone with diabetes, a fungal infection can be more serious.
If you’re unsure about an infection, it’s always best to consult a healthcare professional. Other skin problems can look and feel the same as a fungal infection, but need very different treatments.