In scientific terms a fungal skin infection is known as mycosis. However, most types of fungi are innocuous for us; still some of them are able to cause skin disorders when specific environment conditions are available. Fungi normally survive in moist and wet part of the body, e.g. between the toes, in the genital area, and underarms etc. Common fungal skin infections noticed are:
Spores are the infection causing part of a fungus; humans may get them by direct skin contact or even breathe in with air. This is the reason behind fungal infections affecting mainly the lungs, hairs, skin, or nails. In rare cases, fungi can also enter the skin layers to start an infection in whole body.