Having a fungal infection can be very irritating, sore and quite frankly, embarrassing! From foot and toenail fungus to jock crotch; you will normally know you have a fungal infection due to discoloration of the skin, red patches, peeling of the skin, toenails browning and becoming brittle or even, in some cases, by the smell.
Fungi (singular is fungus) are primitive organisms that have adapted to live almost anywhere; air, water, soil, even the bathroom! Certain fungi reproduce through tiny spores that float through the air. These spores then land on and grow on the body, which can then cause fungal infections. If you have a weakened immune system or are taking certain medicines (e.g., antibiotics, corticosteroids) then you are at an increased risk for a fungal skin infection.
Due to the before mentioned embarrassment of having a fungal infection, many people put off going to the pharmacist, looking instead to self-diagnose and order the anti-fungal cream through the internet. So before we climb into which are the best Anti-fungal creams, let’s first have a quick look at the different types of fungal infections to make sure you order the right one.