A fungus is a primitive organism. Fungi live in air, in soil, on plants and in water. Some live in human body. Since fungal spores are often present in the air or soil, fungal infections usually begin in the lungs or on the skin. Fungal infection of the skin is very common and includes athlete’s foot, jock itch, ringworm and yeast infection. Here are some ways to help in the prevention of the fungal infection.

1. The Fungus

Fungal infection can happen to anyone, no matter of gender, ethnicity or cleanliness. Sharing the common things like brushes/comb, clothes or deodorant can cause an irritating and uncomfortable fungus on one skin. Therefore sharing of these things should be avoided. On addition to it wash towel in warm, soapy water and dry in well.

2. The Areas

The moist areas of the body are most prone to an infection like toes, under the breast tissue, the genitals, scalp, and between the places the creases of skin. One should check these areas and must clean them properly.

3. The Public

Since fungus is contagious it can spread easily. Having contact with the infected skin cells in public restrooms is the easiest way to get an infection. So no one should share any item with someone in the public space. As we don’t know who is carrying which bacteria though they look very neat and clean.

 

4. Remain Clean

Moist areas are the fertile grounds for the fungi to grow so always try to keep the skin clean and dry as much as possible. The most important areas to keep clean are the creases and the folds in skin such as under the breast- these areas can harbour serious fungus.

5. Stop The Spreading

One can prevent an already contracted fungus from spreading to other areas or family members by avoiding scratching and spreading. Constantly wash hands after touching community objects.

 

6. Athlete’s Foot

One should not share socks or shoes with anyone to avoid contact with the infected one or spreading infection oneself. Try to remain calm, never itch and think before touching certain things. Drying the feet thoroughly and using a quality foot powder can also help to prevent athlete’s foot.
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