If not treated in time the fungus overgrowth turns into an infection which can have some unpleasant consequences. Most people complain of toenail fungal infections, which are called onychomycosis and they typically affect the area around and under the toenail.
Why is it that our feet are so prone to fungal infections? Well mostly because they represent an ideal environment for fungal growth since they are mostly warm and moist and fungi thrive in this kind of environment. Aside from toenail infections, fungal overgrowth can lead to jock’s itch, athlete’s foot and ringworm. They are very contagious and can be spread to another person just through contact. These nasty infections can affect both men and women of all ages and as we already mentioned are quite common around the globe.