We all know hot irritating fungal infections are. It might not be as harsh as other medical conditions, but we are all aware how these diseases can ruin our day. Imagine yourself being in the center of a big company presentation or doing a talk in a ceremony and all of a sudden, you feel itchy, you want to scratch it, but you can’t because the irritation is on some of the most private parts of our bodies. Isn’t it awkward? In this article, we will discuss some of the most common fungal infections.
Aspergillosis is a fungal infection by fungi of the genus Aspergillus. People infected by this fungal disease are mostly having an underlying illness such as tuberculosis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Most of the cases of Aspergillosis were diagnose through the help of chest x – ray. However other symptoms include fever, chest pain and coughing of blood.
Candidiasis is a fungal infection brought by Candida. This infection usually attacks parts of our mouth and people infected with this disease have visible white patches on their tongue and throat. This disease attacks people with weak immune system, children, and elderly. Also, Candidiasis doesn’t only grow in our mouth; it can spread to different parts of our bodies including women’s vagina which is commonly called the yeast infection. You can visit the official site of Ph Health for more detailed topics focusing on this disease.
Histoplasmosis is another type of infection that is caused by a fungus called Histoplasma. Most of the people infected with this illness experience fever, chills, body pain and headache and it can last up to a month. However, it can last longer and become severe if not treated immediately.
Tinea Pedis or commonly known as athlete’s foot is an infection caused by fungus. From the word athlete’s foot, it’s very obvious that this disease attacks our feet. Itching, scaling, and redness is the most common symptoms of this infection. We can prevent this disease by being mindful of our hygiene.
Tinea Cruris or commonly known as Jock Itch is an infection caused by a fungus called tinea. Our genitals, inner thighs, and buttocks are the most affected part of our bodies. Itching and inflammation of the skin are the most common symptoms of this diseases. Jock itch is mildly contagious too.
Proper hygiene and enough insights in the field of fungal infections can help us prevent getting infected by these diseases. However, we all know that no matter what we do to prevent being sick or infected, illness and diseases are inevitable and our body is sometimes vulnerable to diseases and illness. On the lighter note, as long as you immediately take action once you notice that you’re infected, these infections can be easily treated by medical professionals, and some of the medication can be purchased over the counter.