Cutaneous Candida is a skin-based yeast infection. Many types of yeast can infect the skin – not just Candida. There is also Geotrichum, Trichurus, and many others.
Fungal infections favor areas that are dark, moist, and warm. Folds of skin, under the breasts, between fingers and toes, around the toenails, the groin, and inside the ears are all good environments for fungi, particularly if you sweat a lot. Given their love of warmth, fungal infections are understandably more common in hotter climates.
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Some of the habits that can lead to cutaneous fungal infections include wearing socks in warm climates and wearing rubber boots on a regular. In both cases, the feet are kept overly moist. I’ve seen clients who work in meat packing plants and other processing facilities come down with cutaneous fungal infections due to the ongoing moisture exposure. Welders or mechanics working with hot tools are also at increased risk.
If you regularly wear a construction hat or earphones at work, you may be creating the dark, warm environment conducive to fungal infections.
If you would like more information, the playlist on my YouTube channel includes several videos about cutaneous Candida. Some of the videos review assessment and other looks at treatment protocols for skin-based fungal infections.