Fungal Infections, as the name implies, are infections which result from contact with a fungus. There are numerous fungii in nature and most have no adverse affects on humans but there are some fungi which may interfere with the delicate balance in some people.
There are 2 types of fungii - Dermatophytes and Yeasts
Dermatophytes consume dead skin and other keratin such as nails and hair, and cause the majority of fungal infections in humans. Dermatophyte infections can penetrate into deeper layers of skin and in extremely severe cases can affect the body systemically, especially if the immune system is depleted.
Yeast infections are usually caused by a fungus called Candida (sp.albicans) but there have been more than 100 species of yeast that have been identified. Candida albicans and other species are commonly found from the mouth right through the gastrointestinal system including the bowel where up to 60% of the population have Candida infections. Some Types of Fungal Infections are:
- TINEA CAPITIS (Ringworm of the scalp)
- TINEA MANUUM (Ringworm of the Hand)
- TINEA PEDIS (Athlete's Foot)
- PITYRIASIS VERSICOLOUR
Fungal conditions can be successfully treated, cleared up and controlled into remission with creams and ointments along with a healthy eating regimen and healthy living plan, with specific emphasis on dealing with the Triggers and considering nutrients deficient in the diet and metabolic blockages. These can all be determined by a professional Skin Practitioner. Given our hot, humid tropical climate, Queenslanders are more prone to fungal and yeast infections. Over the years we have successfully treated hundreds of people suffering with this form of skin complaint.