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Fungal and yeast infections

A fungal infection is more common than you would expect. Most infections are covered by clothes. For the person involved, an infection can be very disturbing. It can cause itching and discomfort, but can it also be embarrassing to talk about with closed friends or family. Especially when you have a condition near your groin area. Luckily there are a lot of treatments available, and doctors can help you treat the condition when it’s getting out of control.
What is the cause of yeast infections?
Yeast is a fungi. Fungi are common in the human body. They can be helpful and harmful. As long as your body is in balance, the yeast offers benefits to your health. It keeps your digestive system healthy and helps the immune system to do its job. However, if the yeasts become outbalanced, for instance when it grows out of acceptable proportions, it can become an infection. 
There are numerous causes why yeasts can get in an out-of-control situation. Common causes for infections are: a weakened immune system, an antibiotic medicine cure or an allergic reaction. Too much yeast can be a trigger a skin infection or even a skin rash. A yeast infection on the skin is often also named as a candida infection.
What are common fungal problems and can they be treated? 
A fungal infection can come to the surface on different locations of your body. A lot of fungal conditions are feet related. Also fungal conditions around the genital area are common. If you experience a starting yeast infection there is not necessarily a reason to panic. Over-the-counter treatments can be very effective if you start applying the antifungi in an early stage. Commonly creams, sprays and pills will cure the infection. Well performing countermeasures are containing miconazole and terbinafine. Canesten is recommended for treating infections near the groin area containing the antimycotic Clotrimazole.
What is the aim of FungalPoint
Our goal is to offer information to help you recognize a yeast infection with directions towards treatments. If you experience serious issues, it’s always best to consult the doctor. FungalPoint is not a medical platform in any sense.
Note also when applying a treatment to follow the prescription for proper use and information about possible side effects.

Browse infection types

A fungal infection around your eyes can be very disturbing. Read more how to recognize and treat. 

fungal infection eyelid

Man can get infections in the penile area. Luckily penile yeast infections can be well treated using over-the-counter antifungal creams. 

Women can have very disturbing infections near the groin area. Read more about this type of infection and how to treat it. 

This is a very common infection type. Fungal between toes is also called Athlete’s foot. 

Candida is a common infection caused by yeast. Read more about this infection type.

Yeast infections on ears and the sinus area can be well treated. 

This type of infection is not so common. Read more about treatment of tongue fungi.

Fungals are common on the skin. A disturbed balance can cause fungals to get out of control. 

Yeast infections on ears and the sinus area can be well treated. 

This type of infection is not so common. Read more about treatment of tongue fungi.

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