10 Questions to Define Your Risk of Getting Fungal Infections

10 Questions to Define Your Risk of Getting Fungal Infections

Nov 16

According to the CDC, there’re 1.5 million different species of fungi. But there’re only 300 species known to make people infected and sick. Typically, fungi live in an outdoor environment like plants, soil, and tree. They even exist in the human body that may cause fungal skin infections. A fungal infection is caused by an overgrowth of fungi in the body. Mostly, it’s only annoying, not...

10 Things to Do When You Suspect You Have Athlete’s Foot

10 Things to Do When You Suspect You Have Athlete’s Foot

Oct 31

Athlete’s foot is also known as tinea pedis. This is a common fungal infection among athletes or people who usually walk barefoot in public areas. Most cases of athlete’s foot are caused by direct exposure to fungus or mold during baths and showers. However, poor hygiene and excessive foot sweating can also increase your risk. Athlete’s foot is highly contagious and it can be passed on to...

Top 8 OTC Medications for Yeast Infections You Should Buy in 2018

Top 8 OTC Medications for Yeast Infections You Should Buy in 2018

Oct 17

Yeast infections are a common vaginal health problem that most women will experience at least one at some point. Stress, pregnancy, hormonal changes, and antibiotics put women at risk of getting a yeast infection. Apart from itching and burning feelings, you may notice abnormal discharge which is thick and white. These symptoms are annoying and uncomfortable. Although yeast infections are rarely...

7 Signs to Check if You Have Nail Fungus

7 Signs to Check if You Have Nail Fungus

Oct 03

Nail fungus is also known as onychomycosis or tinea unguium. This is a common condition that affects either the fingernails or toenails. But, the condition is more common in toenails than in fingernails. Nail fungus often begins as whitish or yellow-brown spots under the nail. If left untreated, it can lead to pain and damage to the nails. By identifying the signs and symptoms, you can not only...

Why Does Vaginal Sex Put You at Risk of Having Yeast Infections?

Why Does Vaginal Sex Put You at Risk of Having Yeast Infections?

Sep 19

Yeast infections are very common and widely known. Besides the vagina, yeast infections can affect other parts of the body, such as the mouth or armpits. Although women are more likely to have yeast infections, men also have chance of having them. There’re many factors contributing to the growth of yeast, such as lifestyle habits, skin contact and environment changes. In addition, vaginal...

Ringworm in Children: 4 Tips to Follow When Your Child Has Ringworm

Ringworm in Children: 4 Tips to Follow When Your Child Has Ringworm

Aug 30

Ringworm is a common fungal skin infection among children. It’s highly contagious and can transfer from a person to another. Ringworm is not serious and can be treated at home. But sometimes, children can experience recurrence at least 3 to 4 times a year. Here’s everything you need to know about ringworm in children. And, what should you do when your child has ringworm? Understanding...

Do Your Medications Lead to Yeast Infections?

Do Your Medications Lead to Yeast Infections?

Aug 16

Vaginal itching, burning during urination and abnormal discharge are the common symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection. Not only does the infection mostly affect pregnant women, but it can also have impact on females of all ages. Normally, a woman’s body keeps yeast and good bacteria at a balance. However, some things may upset this balance and lead to this infection. There’re many triggers of an...

Are You Suffering From Jock Itch? Know How to Prevent It

Are You Suffering From Jock Itch? Know How to Prevent It

Aug 02

Jock itch is a fungal skin infection of the groin, genitals and buttocks. It’s most common in men, but women can also get it, too. Symptoms of jock itch can vary, depending on individuals. Sometimes, they can be mistaken for symptoms of other skin conditions. These may include psoriasis, eczema, yeast infections and skin irritations. Jock itch is not life threatening and can be treated with...