What Is A Fungal Infection?
Leena • onHealth & Beauty 8 years ago • 5 min read

The fungi can be found in different parts of the body. Here are some of the most common types of fungal infections: Fungal infection that affects the hair, skin and nails. When it affects the skin, usually begins as a small red area the size of a pea. As it grows, it spreads out in circles or rings. Since the fungi that cause ringworm can live in different parts of the body, ringworm is named differently depending on the affected body part. Scalp ringworm affects the head, and body ringworm affects the arms, legs or chest.

Athlete's foot is another type of fungal infection that usually appears between the toes, but can also affect toenails, plants and the sides of the feet. Jock itch is a kind of fungal infection that affects the groin and upper thighs. You might think that only men can have children, but also can affect women and girls.

Candidiasis Candida is a yeast-like fungus. This yeast infection mainly affects the skin around the nails and moist areas around body openings. Diaper rash (a rash that sometimes leaves them some babies in the area covered by the diaper) may be a type of thrush, as thrush (white patches sometimes get some babies in the mouth). Girls and women may develop another type of yeast infection in and around the vagina, called vaginal candidiasis.

Why children sometimes develop yeast infections? Many children get fungal infections. Kids love being together and sharing things. Some of these infections are contagious , which means they easily spread from one person to another. Body contact or sharing combs or brushes with a person who is facilitating the spread ringworm. Because fungi need a warm, dark and damp place to grow, public showers, pools, locker rooms, and even the warmth of shoes and socks can give fungi a suitable environment to reproduce.

The taking of antibiotics can cause yeast infections in some children. Antibiotics kill the germs that make us sick, but can also kill many harmless bacteria in our body. These harmless bacteria normally keep yeast in check by competing with them for the same living space. Hence, when antibiotics kill these harmless bacteria, yeasts can grow at home.

Sometimes the fungus may infect children affected by disorders of the immune system because their bodies can not fight certain types of infections. This is very rare but sometimes happens.

How I can know I have a yeast infection? There are many skin problems that look the same to fungal infections, so the best way to know for sure if you suffer is to ask your doctor. Here are some of the signs and symptoms in which you can set you and your parents:

  • Athlete's foot causes symptoms including redness, itching, dryness and cracking of the skin between the toes. Some people also have a red; scaly bumps filled with pus on the bottoms and sides of feet.
  • Jock itch appears as a rash with elevated edges. Pica and often presents with itching or burning. It is quite common, especially in people who play sports. The fact Sweating and wearing athletic equipment can this type of eruption.
  • Tinea capitis: begins as a small pimple or scaly patch that looks like dandruff. The pimple or patch becomes larger and the hair from the infected area can become brittle and break. This can create scaly patches of baldness, but the hair will grow back. If you have ringworm on your arms, legs or chest, you might see some red dots on the skin that grow to form larger rings.
  • Candidiasis: Yeast Infection causes itchy skin in the affected area, which can also be red and swollen.

Farewell to Fungus! Getting rid of a yeast infection is not so difficult. It is possible to make a diagnosis, the doctor will rub the affected skin area or you pick up a piece of hair or nail and look under the microscope. Once you know what type of infection you have, there are special creams and shampoos, antifungal or antifungal called, to help you get rid of it. It is possible that the doctor will prescribe a medicine to take by mouth. In this case, make sure you take it during the time he tells you. It is possible that fungal infections can not be avoided completely, but there are some ways to protect them. Do everything possible to prevent athlete's foot as follows: * Wash your feet daily. * Dry your feet thoroughly, especially between the toes. * Instead of going barefoot, always wear water sandals in locker rooms, pools and public showers. * Wearing clean socks. * Use foot powder to reduce perspiration, available in pharmacies. (Ask one of your parents.)

Ditch jock itch * Wearing cotton underwear, clean and comfortable. * Keeping clean and dry the groin area.

Prevent beastly yeast infections: * Changing out your bathing suit when wet instead of lounging around. * Wearing clean cotton underwear.

There will always be fungus among us, but we can make it difficult for them to invade and grow!

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