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Fungal Skin Infections: Types, Symptoms and Treatment

Fungi are a common cause of numerous skin infections. Some are naturally present in the human body (known as yeasts), while others (known as dermatophytes) grow on the body as foreign particles and promote infection. Fungi grow best in warm, moist and dark environments. In humans, they grow well on skin, especially in skin folds (e.g., groin, breast folds, armpits) and in mucous membranes (e.g., genitals, mouth). Yeast Infections and their Symptoms Candidiasis happens to […]

Fungal Nail Infections – Types and Treatments

There are two main causes of fungal nail infections: Candida albicans (the yeast that commonly causes oral and vaginal yeast infections) and the dermatophyte molds (they are a common label for three types of fungus, causing skin and nail infections such as ringworm and athlete’s foot.) Many people often use the terms fungus and yeast interchangeably. However, there is a big difference between yeast and dermatophyte nail infections. Candida yeast can cause onychomycosis, a chronic, […]