Fungal infections may affect the skin of the feet. This is also known as athlete’s foot. For detailed information this condition, see the article on athlete’s foot on this website. Fungal infections may also affect the vagina. This is also known as vaginitis or female yeast infection. For detailed information this condition, see the article on fungal infection of the nails/skin on this website.
A dermatophyte infection of the skin produces a red, scaly rash that is often round and may be clear at the centre. In more severe cases, there may also be blisters in the affected area. The rash may be itchy.
Dermatophyte nail infections cause the nails to become dull, thickened, and discoloured. Eventually the nail separates from the toe and may fall off. These infections are more common on the toenails than the fingernails.