Collection: Fungal Infections

What are Fungal Infections?

Anyone can have a Fungal Infections, and it can manifest in many body parts. Examples include:

  • An infant with thrush.
  • A woman with a vaginal yeast infection.
  • A jock with an athlete's foot.

Microorganisms known as fungi are distinguished by the presence of chitin in their cell walls. Like many different kinds of mushrooms, certain fungi can be eaten. Aspergillus is one of several fungus species that can be exceedingly harmful and cause fatal infections.

Various fungus species can result in fungal infections. Fungi that aren't generally present on or inside of your body might occasionally colonize it and result in an illness. In some situations, fungi that are regularly found on or inside of your body can overgrow and result in an infection.

It is possible to spread fungus diseases. But they may pass from one individual to the next. In some circumstances, polluted surfaces, contaminated soil, or diseased animals can spread disease-causing fungi to humans.

Schedule a visit with your doctor if you experience any symptoms of a fungus.

What do Fungal Infections Look Like?

Skin infections caused by fungi might appear rough, puffy, or red. You might be able to see a lump under your skin, or it may resemble a rash. Your nails may become thick, cracked, or discolored (yellow, brown, or white) due to fungus infections. Fungus infections in the mouth or throat could bring on a white coating or patches.