Who’s at risk?

Athlete’s foot, jock itch, and ringworm are common fungal skin infections. Here are 2 ways that these infections may develop and spread:


You catch a new fungal infection from someone or something else

You can get a fungal skin infection through direct contact with people or animals who have a fungal skin infection. You can also get a fungal skin infection by coming in contact with contaminated objects such as shoes, clothing, hairbrushes, bed linens, towels, floors, carpets, floor mats, or similar objects.


Conditions on your skin encourage fungi to grow and cause symptoms

Fungi thrive when your skin is warm and moist. Sweating a lot and/or wearing tight-fitting clothing can allow fungi to grow, especially in the groin area and between the folds of the skin.

Help stop these fungal skin infections before they start