Causes of Fungus on Hands

Fungus on hands can develop in several different forms and for a variety of reasons. Before you realize it, your hands are in need of some TLC. 

Fungal Growth Spread
If you have athlete's foot and let it go untreated, it can spread to other areas of the body, including your hands.

Poor Hygiene
Fungal growth of the nails and nail beds can occur when proper hygiene isn't followed. Unclean nail salons and salon tools, for instance, are two frequent culprits.

Weakened Immune System
If you already have an existing condition, such as cancer, diabetes or AIDS, breaking down your immune system, it's harder for your body to fend off skin infections - including fungus on hands.

Humid Conditions
Whether a tropical climate or spending time in a steam room, swimming pool or locker room shower, fungus growth runs rampant in hot humid conditions and may make you more prone to infections.

Sharing Contaminated Items
Towels, clothing and gym equipment and among the many items that can harbor ringworm, a fungus growth that can occur anywhere on your body, including your hands. 

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