oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - Superficial fungal infections : skin care

Volume 11, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1608-9634
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1068



Fungi that can cause superficial skin infections usually live in the dead topmost layer of the skin of moist areas of the body, such as between the toes, in the groin area and under the breasts. Obese individuals are more likely to develop superficial fungal skin infections, because they have excessive skin folds. People with diabetes also appear to be at risk.

There are many types of fungal skin infections. This article will briefly discuss three commonly occurring fungal skin infections.

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