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What are the symptoms of fungal infections?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Sometimes you will not know that you have a fungal infection for months after infection. Once your symptoms do develop, they differ depending on which part of the body is affected and if it is a superficial or deep tissue infection. Fungal infection of the skin, hair, or nails is called tinea or ringworm. Ringworm is a red ring on the skin that spreads outward in a circular pattern. These types of red rashes can also occur in the groin area and on the feet. Candida is a yeast infection that can affect women, men, and babies, but is most common in women. If the fungal infection affects deep tissue it can cause severe lung, blood, and systemic diseases.

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