Does your skin itch or do you have an inexplicable cough? Well,fungus can be your cause for itchy skin or coughing symptoms.
Some of those itchy skin or coughing conditions caused by fungus include:
- tinea capitis ~ scalp
- tinea cruris ~ jock itch
- pulmonary aspergilloma
- tinea corporis ~ ringworm
- tinea pedis ~ athlete’s foot
- candidiasis ~ yeast, thrush
- mucormycosis ~ bread mold
- onychomycosis ~ nail infection
- coccidioidomycosis ~ valley fever
- tinea versicolor ~ chronic skin infection
Fungi can be difficult to kill. And your likelihood for getting a fungal infection increases with a weakened immune system or antibiotics use.
Fungus can cause or contribute to other health conditions as well, such as:
- Addison’s disease
- seborrheic dermatitis
Antifungal creams, ointments and sprays are available for treating itchy skin and nail infections. Oral antifungal medicines may be prescribed for other serious coughing infections.
Unfortunately for some, fungal skin infections come back again and again. Your health status is not to blame, because even healthy immune systems adapt to their presence without a reaction.
Fungus thrives in moist, warm environments. This is why certain skin areas are more vulnerable. One healthy way to minimize this cause is via dry maintenance.