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Symptoms of Fungal infections

Symptoms of Fungal infections: Introduction

Symptoms of fungal infections differ depending on the type of infection, severity of the infection and the area of the body affected.

Symptoms of athlete's foot include scaling and flaking of the skin and itching of the feet. Athlete's foot can spread to the toenails causing thick, yellowish toenails.

Symptoms of jock itch include itching of the groin area and a red scaly rash. It usually occurs in men. Symptoms of ringworm include red itchy area on the scalp, often in the shape of a ring.

Symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection include vaginal itching and irritation, burning with urination, and a thick cheesy-white vaginal discharge. Symptoms of a fungal gastroenteritis include vomiting and diarrhea.

Symptoms of a fungal infection of the lungs include fever, cough and symptoms of pneumonia.

Symptoms of a mouth yeast infection (oral thrush) include the development of yellow-white patchy lesions in the mouth and on the tongue. The sores are raised and may also appear in the throat as well. The patches may become sore and raw, and it may become painful and difficult to swallow.

Complications of fungal infections can be serious for people with weakened immune systems, such as those with HIV/AIDS or those taking steroid medications or on chemotherapy. A fungal infection can grow and spread throughout the body, causing an infection in vital organs, such as the heart and the brain. This can result in such critical, life-threatening fungal infections as nephritis, meningitis and endocarditis.

Fungal infections, especially recurrent infections, can also be a symptom of a more serious condition, such as HIV/AIDS or diabetes. Because of this, it is important to seek medical care if symptoms of fungal infections occur to determine it cause....more about Fungal infections »

Symptoms of Fungal infections

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Fungal infections includes the 5 symptoms listed below:

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Fungal infections. This signs and symptoms information for Fungal infections has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Fungal infections signs or Fungal infections symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Fungal infections may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Fungal infections symptoms.

 

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