Coping and Support
Because fungal infections are typically acute (sudden and short-lived), not chronic (long-lasting), they rarely have a major impact on a person’s quality of life. Most fungal infections are itchy and can therefore cause some distress and discomfort, but since they usually appear in out-of-the way places, such as between the toes and in the groin, they are rarely a source of embarrassment. If fungal infections are caught quickly and treated consistently, they are usually cured.
If you’d like to learn more about fungal infections or connect with other people who have them, visit skinergy.ca, a social networking site—brought to you by the Canadian Skin Patient Alliance—that links Canadians together to share tips, news, information and advice on various skin conditions.