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Do fungal infections affect children differently than adults?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
Usually children are not affected by deep tissue fungal infections, but by superficial infections. Children tend to develop superficial fungal infection because they share a lot of items that have the opportunity to become infected. They often do not use proper protection when using public restrooms, locker rooms, or showers. Babies are also susceptible to fungal infections. They are most prone to developing yeast infections in their mouth called thrush; they also have yeast infections as diaper rashes -- yeast tends to grow in any warm and moist place, as in the diaper area. Occasionally children will develop deep tissue fungal infections. This is cause for immediate concern and medical attention.

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