Learn about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis & treatment of Fungal Skin
Infections from the Home Version of the Merck Manuals.
Learn about symptoms, causes, and treatments for common fungal infections,
including athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, and yeast infections.
See a picture of and learn about ringworm, a fungal skin infection, in the
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Sep 1, 2016 ... Candida is a strain of fungus that can cause an infection in your skin, among
other locations. In normal conditions, your skin may host small ...
As a result, fungal infections often start in the lungs or on the skin. You are more
likely to get a fungal infection if you have a weakened immune system or take ...
The body normally hosts a variety of germs, including bacteria and fungi. Some of
these are useful to the body, some produce no harm or benefit, and some can ...
Rather, this superficial skin infection, also known as tinea, is caused by fungi
called dermatophytes. Fungi are microscopic organisms that can live off the dead
Apr 27, 2016 ... A majority of fungal infections are cutaneous, i.e. affecting only the upper layers
of the skin without causing severe illness. Primary etiological ...
Jan 28, 2016 ... Some fungal diseases like fungal meningitis and bloodstream infections are less
common than skin and lung infections but can be deadly.
Tinea (say: TIH-nee-uh) is a type of fungal infection of the hair, skin, or nails.
When it's on the skin, tinea usually begins as a small red area the size of a pea.