What sort of disorder is a fungal infection?

Infection. Fungal infections can occur on the skin (ringworm, some diaper rashes, athlete's foot, others), on nails, in the genitals (yeast infections), in the mouth (thrush), or less commonly internal organs. Different fungi come from different places, they have different symptoms, and are treated different ways. Some require only a cream, some oral medication, and some IV medication.
Fungal pathogen. Pathogens that cause human illness typically fall into three categories: bacterial, viral or fungal. A fungus infection is an illness that results from a fungal pathogen.

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Hello! I have fungal infection disease. I am taking tyza tablets to get rid of it but when I stopped taking it's start again.

Fungus. Hello! I have fungal infection disease. I am taking tyza tablets to get rid of it but when I stopped taking it's start again. ANS: need more information. Like where? feet, pubic area, vagina, hair, nails , lungs? Can get 2nd opinion from me. I am an Internist and can help clarify. Read more...

Are fungal infections more common in people with heart disease?

No. Fungal infections are more common in patients with a deficiency in their immune system like pts. With cancer or taking chemotherapy or medicines for rheumatoid arthritis ( embrel, Orencia (abatacept) , plaquanil etc), with diabetes, pts. On steroids or cortisone, malnourished, pts who recently received a lot of antibiotics and more. Unless heart disease is associated to the above by itself is not. Read more...

How long can fungal infections last?

Fungal infections. That depends upon the fungus, where the infection is located and how it is treated. Go and have a doctor look at this. Good luck. Read more...

How do I know if I have a fungal infection?

Rash. If you have a fungal infection on the skin, you will see an annula rash (circular) with and elevated scly border. If the infection is under the nails, there with be debris with lifting of the nail. Read more...
Fungal infection. There are dozens of different fungal infections, some superficial skin infections, others systemic, some a combination of both. Cannot answer your question as asked. Be more specific and ask again. Read more...

What can be done to cure fungal infections?

Medication/hygeine. Topical or oral medication as well as steps to mimimize excessive moisture from accumulating and allow proper exposure to air. Read more...

How can fungal infections be avoided in women?

Depends. This question is too general. Why are you asking? There are hundreds of different fungus infections which occur in different people for different reasons. Read more...

Touched a fungal infection, did I contract it?

Possibly. Some fungal infections (tinea, trichosporon...) can be spread by contact or through fomites (objects that may become colonized with the organisms like towels). Handwashing works. Avoid sharing towels and clothing (especially athletic types), wipe down workout equipment with antimicrobial towels. Depends on the agent, duration of contact, and your immune systems function...And good or bad luck. Read more...