San Fransiso State University - Fungal Infection Fungal Infections (mycosis) refers to conditions in which fungi pass the resistance barriers of the human body and establish infections. Mycoses (pl) are classified according to the tissue levels initially colonized.The body normally hosts a variety of microorganisms, including bacteria and fungi. Some of these are useful to the body. Others may multiply rapidly and form infections. Fungi can live on the dead tissues of the hair, nails, and outer skin layers.

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Fungal nail infections may be difficult to treat and may become a reservoir for fungal organisms, causing them to return in the skin or nails. The fungal nail infection is cured by the growth of new, non-infected nails. Even with successful treatment, a relapse is common.

Alternative treatments for fungal infections include Herbs and Essential Oils. In many cases these oils have anti-fungal or antiseptic properties. Tea tree oil, Grapefruit seed extract, Garlic, and Aloe Vera are all affective in treating fungal infections. Often fungal infections can be affected by dietary changes. If you have a fungal infection try reducing the consumption of yeast or yeast based products like beer, and breads.

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Toenail Fungus Among Us
... Onychomycosis, or nail fungus, is on the rise. It accounts for more than half of all nail disorders. One U.S. study concluded that it affects more than 18 percent of the population. For people who fre...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Antifungal Medication (Clotrimazole)
... What is clotrimazole? Clotrimazole (also known as Mycelex or Troches) is a medication used to treat superficial fungal infections. This medication is effective against thrush, a fungal infection of th...
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Fungal Skin Infections
... Superficial infections caused by dermatophytes - fungi that invade only dead tissues of the skin or its appendages. Fungal infections of the skin are very common in all age groups. They are caused by ...
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