Armpit fungus can start as a simple sweat rash that quickly turns into a fungal and bacterial infection, such as Candida. This often occurs when there is continuous friction on the affected area. The friction causes the skin to break down, which creates a gateway for fungus and bacteria to grow.
Candida fungal rash grows best in warm and moist conditions, which is often the type of environment found under the arms.
Symptoms of Armpit Fungus
Armpit fungus looks like a red flat rash with sharp, scalloped edges. Red spots or small blister-like bumps (pustules) are usually nearby. These rashes may be hot, itchy, or painful.
In addition, if you are suffering from a fungal infection, you’ll notice that the rash will often only be on one side of the skin fold.