Fungal infections can infect all parts of the body. It is in the body and it exists with various bacteria. However, when a fungus overgrows, it may cause an infection. Another name for this condition is onychomycosis. It is the kind of fungal infection that infects both the fingernails and toenails.
16Why does this occur?
Fungi survive in a dark, warm, and moist environment. These fungi can also cause jock itch, ringworm, and athlete’s foot. This condition is caused usually by dermatophytes which are the most common microorganisms. But this condition may also be caused by yeast and molds.
This infection may spread from one infected person to another. You may also become infected through contact with an infected surface.