Sailors are always working to keep mold and mildew at bay on our ships, and, to be honest, those who live at sea must be vigilant about fungal infections on our skin! As someone who loves to geek out about human bodies, I'm slightly tickled about being itchy right now, because it gave me a chance to learn. First I reached out for the wisdom of Women Who Sail, a Facebook Group that has nearly 16,000 members as of this writing, and which is moderated strongly for kindness. WWS's collective experience and wisdom is a powerful thing! I then researched the information shared with me to back up the anecdotal information with as much good science as possible. I share it back out to the community as a gift of thanks.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://gettingfr.ee/2018/12/21/fungus-among-us/