fungal infection

Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever) Fungal Lung Infection

Definition Coccidioidomycosis is a fungal infection mainly isolated to the lung that arises with inhaling the airborne spores of the Coccidioides fungi. It is also known as valley fever and is a common infection among people who live in endemic areas. Coccidioidomycosis is often asymptomatic and when people living in >> Read More ...

Fungal Sinusitis (Fungus in the Sinus Cavity)

What is fungal sinusitis? Fungal sinusitis is either an infection by fungi or an allergic reaction to fungi in the paranasal sinuses.  Overall  infectious fungal sinusitis is uncommon in the general population and is more likely to occur in people with weakened immune systems. An allergic reaction to the presence of the >> Read More ...

Tinea Versicolor (Neck, Chest, Back, Arm Skin Fungus) Pictures

Fungi on the Skin There are various types of skin infections caused by fungi (singular ~ fungus). The most common of these are dermatophytes (tinea) and yeasts. Another group known as molds are often discussed in conjunction with dermatophytes because an infection causes a similar appearance on the skin and may co-exist >> Read More ...

Armpit Fungus – Sweat, Irritation & Perfume Allergy

An armpit fungus is a ringworm infection which occurs on the skin of the axilla (armpit) causing itching, burning and darkening of the skin under the arms. Similar to fungal infections on other areas of the body, an armpit fungus can be persistent given the high moisture content (due to armpit sweat), low light (covered by >> Read More ...