Fungi grow in humid and damp dark places. Shoes and socks that get wet due to rains or flooded streets are fungi’s favorite place of inhabitant. Cabinets, locker rooms, public showers, swimming pools are some of the places where they dwell and grow in number.
Fungi mostly affect the skin for they feed on keratin, the protein that makes up our skin. There are also tiny spores of fungi which are reproduced in the air that can be inhaled or land on our skin. Fungal skin infections usually are easier to treat once given immediate attention, as topical ointments and creams can be applied directly into the infected area. In some cases oral medications are given, depending on the severity of the case.