How does my location affect fungal infections?

Certain fungi are specific to a given location and, thus, the type of fungal infection you develop can depend on the location you are in. For example, the fungus that causes blastomycosis is only found in the south-east and central United States. The fungus that causes coccidiomycosis, on the other hand, is found in the southwest of the United States as well as Mexico and South America. Histoplasmosis is usually found in the eastern and central United States.

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Fungal Infections

Fungal Infections

Skin fungal infections thrive in warm, moist areas of the body, such as in the armpits or groin. It's also possible to get fungal infections on or around the mouth or nails. Athlete's foot, yeast infections, jock itch, ringworm an...

d some skin rashes are the result of certain types of fungi that can build up on the skin and mucus membranes to cause fungal infections. A fungal infection of the skin can create a great deal of discomfort, appearing as a red, intensely itchy, inflamed rash.

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