Fungal infections of the skin are very common and include athlete’s foot, jock itch, ringworm, and yeast infections. … Athlete’s foot, also called tinea pedis, is a fungal infection of the foot. It causes peeling, redness, itching, burning, and sometimes blisters and sores.

If you have ever had athlete’s foot or a yeast infection, you can blame a fungus. A fungus is a primitive organism. … As a result, fungal infections often start in the lungs or on the skin. You are more likely to get a fungal infection if you have a weakened immune system or take antibiotics.