What Is a Fungal Infection?

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2. What Types of Fungal Infections Are There?

There are many types of fungi that can infect a person. Ringworm, which is not actually a worm despite its name, and athlete’s foot are two of the more common skin infections. Candidiasis, which is most often caused by the fungi Candida albicans, can affect a person’s mouth, genitals, and skin.

Though it’s best to get any mysterious rashes or health problems diagnosed by a doctor, it’s pretty safe to assume that your athlete’s foot, jock itch, or common vaginal yeast infection can be treated with an over-the-counter cream you can find at any local pharmacy.

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