The different types of infections of the skin and mucous membranes that are caused by microscopic fungal organisms are medically called mycoses. This is especially true of inflammation of the vaginal mucosa (candidiasis) and various types of skin infections, such as lichen and athlete's foot. Fungal infections most commonly occur on warm and moist skin folds, such as the armpits or groin, but can affect the scalp or some other part of the body in the form of oval scabs that gradually enlarge and spread.

Candidiasis is caused by a group of yeast-like fungi, the most common of which is Candida albicans. It is found naturally in the digestive system, and sometimes begins to develop improperly especially on the folds of the skin, in the mouth, or in the vagina. This usually happens after treatment with antibiotics or a weakened immune system.
Athlete's foot, groin infections and lichens are most often caused by the fungi Trichophyton and Epidermophyton. An infection known as athlete's foot is the result of wearing sports shoes and sweating feet, and most commonly occurs in athletes. It spreads very easily through floors in showers and in locker rooms.
People with diabetes and people with HIV are more susceptible to all infections, including fungal skin infections.

Symptoms of infection include red or brown areas partially covered with blisters or small scabs, painful pale yellow raised areas in the oral cavity, white cracked and itchy inflamed areas in the groin, thickened itchy scaly areas on the scalp and thickening of the skin between the toes that often turns into scabs and scabs which is a symptom for the athlete's foot.


- Prevent athlete's foot by wearing sandals, shoes and cotton socks that allow your feet to breathe
- Make sure your feet are always dry and that you wipe them well after bathing or showering
- Make sure your toenails are short
- Avoid wearing tight clothing
- Wipe and dry the folds of the skin well
- Apply marigold and savory compresses
- Use tinctures of walnuts and echinacea
- Steam baths
- Avoid stress
- Move as much as possible in the fresh air
- Relax
- Get enough sleep


Do not start treatment for these infections without consulting your doctor.