Fungal Infections

Fungi are microscopic organisms such as mold, mildews and yeast. They cannot produce their own food; thus they behave as either parasites or saprophytes, absorbing nutrients from organic matter, such as humans and animals. Approximately 90 per cent of fungal skin infections are caused by 'dermatophytes', which are parasitic fungi affecting the skin, hair, or nails. Athletes foot, jock itch, ringworm, nail fungus, and scalp fungus are all common types of fungal infections affecting the skin, and there are a variety of treatment options available for each.


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