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Are therdifferent kind of yeast infection ?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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In brief: Superficial & deep

Yeast (fungi) usually refer to those affecting skin and/or nails-superficial.
These affect dry, moist areas of the body, like sweaty (athlete) feet gym, not showering/changing socks after playing; groin/vaginal areas, eg women on antibiotics causing overgrowth of skin fungi. Deep fungal infections are much more serious, and can affect any organs (inhaled-histoplasmosis), or immunocompromised pts.

In brief: Superficial & deep

Yeast (fungi) usually refer to those affecting skin and/or nails-superficial.
These affect dry, moist areas of the body, like sweaty (athlete) feet gym, not showering/changing socks after playing; groin/vaginal areas, eg women on antibiotics causing overgrowth of skin fungi. Deep fungal infections are much more serious, and can affect any organs (inhaled-histoplasmosis), or immunocompromised pts.
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