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Fungal Infections


Fungal Infections:  Fungal Infection are infections caused by a fungus. Two common causes of fungal infections are a fungus called tinea and yeast infections caused by the fungus Candida albicans.

Some very common types of fungal infections caused by tinea include: athlete’s foot; jock itch and ringworm.

Common yeast infections, also called candida, can infect other areas of the body including: digestive tract; lungs; mouth (oral thrush); and the vagina (vaginal yeast infection, vaginal thrush).

In most cases, fungal infections are treatable in generally healthy people. However, these infections are more likely to occur and can be more difficult to treat in people with weakened immune systems due to such conditions as HIV/AIDS, diabetes, or taking steroid medications or chemotherapy. In these cases, complications of fungal infections may become life threatening.

Recurring fungal infections can also be a symptom of a serious, undiagnosed, underlying disease, such as HIV/AIDS or diabetes. Seek prompt medical care for recurring fungal infections including vaginal yeast infections. Symptoms of fungal infections differ depending on the type and severity of the infection, the area of the body affected, and individual factors.

Seek prompt professional medical attention for recurring fungal infections including vaginal yeast infections.

 


Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies

 


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