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Fungus common Causes And When To See A Doctor

Find answers to commonly asked questions about fungus.

What is a Fungus?

Fungus occurs when an invading fungus takes over a part of the human body and it is too much for the immune system to handle. Fungi can live in soil, air, plants and water. Certain types of fungi live naturally in the body. Like many types of microbes, there are helpful fungi and also harmful fungi.

Fungus Facts – 

  • We don’t know how many species of fungus there are

  • About 25%  of the world’s population contract a fungal infection of the hair, skin or mails each year

  • Most women suffer from at least one fungal infection such as thrush

  • Only a few fungi can cause fatal diseases

  • Fungal infections are difficult to diagnose and treat


Frequently asked questions

What causes skin fungus?

Fungi usually live in the areas of the body that are moist for example, between the toes, in the genital areas and under the breasts. The most common type of fungal infection are caused by yeasts, like Candida or Malassezia furfur or dermatophytes, such as Epidermophyton, Microsporum, and Trichophyton.To add a new question go to app settings and press "Manage Questions" button.

Is a fungal infection serious?

Most fungi are not dangerous, but some types can be harmful to your health and lung infections can be deadly.

A fungus is a complaint among people irrespective of their age.

There can be various reasons for the development of Fungus and determining the exact cause is essential to obtain proper treatment.