Fungal infection

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Last Updated: 14 May 2022
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If you have ever had athlete's foot or a yeast infection, you can blame a fungus. Fungi reside in air, in soil, on plants and in water. Only about fifty percent of all types of fungi are harmful. As a result, fungal infections typically start in the lungs or on the skin. You are most likely to get a fungal infection if you have a damaged immune system or take prescription antibiotics. For skin and nail infections, you can use medicine directly to the contaminated area.

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