A fungus infection can develop just about anywhere on your skin. To add to the fun, fungal growth can also occur in the mouth, esophagus and vagina. Here, symptoms of fungus infections.
Skin Fungus Infection
Fungal growth in the skin starts from the inside out in most cases, the most common infection is known as ringworm. You'll see a round, red patch and your skin will be broken and irritated. You can find fungus anywhere on your skin from your torso to the skin between your toes.
A common fungal growth that athletes and non-athletes alike can develop. This fungus is extremely contagious - you can get it as easily as walking barefoot in a communal area or sharing shoes or a towel. It starts with cracking and peeling of the skin between your toes, but can spread to other areas of the foot if left untreated. You'll also often have inflammation, blistering, itching and you may see areas of white skin.
A fungal growth beneath the nail starts with mild changes in appearance. You may notice a yellow or brownish hue to the tip of the nail and then it may spread across the nail. Your nails may also become thicker and more brittle.
An easy fungus infection to spot, dandruff occurs when there's an overgrowth of yeast on the scalp causing a drying effect and flaky, peeling skin.
Fungus Infection of the Mouth and Esophagus
Most common in infants and older adults, the fungal yeast candida can cause an infection of the mouth and esophagus called thrush. You'll experience pain and see white patches.
Fungus Infections of the Vagina
Itchiness and burning in the vaginal area along with excessive or cottage-cheese like discharge can indicate a fungus infection.
Scalp fungus needn't be a long-lasting irritation.