Fungal infections are common infections in humans which occur when an invading fungus takes over an area of the body and the immune system is too weak to handle it. Fungi live in the air, soil, water, plants and some fungi also live naturally in the human body. Like any other microbes, there are helpful and harmful fungi. When harmful fungi invade the body, they can be difficult to kill, as they can survive in the environment and re-infect the person again.
There are many types of fungal infections but the common symptoms are redness, itching, skin changes, cracking or peeling skin, blisters, rashes, thrush, patches, rings, etc.
Athlete’s foot or Tinea pedis: is a common fungal infection that affects the foot. It is commonly associated with sports and athletes because the fungus grows well in warm, moist environments, such as wet socks and shoes, sports equipment, and in locker rooms.
Prevention methods include allowing the feet plenty of air to breathe and keeping them clean and dry. It is ideal to wear sandals in public showers or locker rooms.
Yeast infection or candidiasis: is a common form of fungal overgrowth in women, usually caused by Candida albicans. This disrupts the normal balance of the bacteria and yeast in the vagina. The causes include antibiotics, stress, and hormone imbalances, or poor eating habits, etc. Candida also causes fungal infection of toenail and diaper rash.
Prevention includes wearing loose fitting garments made from soft cotton fibers, washing under garments in hot water.
Jock itch or Tinea cruris: is another common fungal skin infection affecting the moist areas of the body, such as the groin, buttocks, and inner thighs. It is more common in summer or in warm, humid areas. It spreads through direct contact with an infected person or an object that is carrying the fungus.
Prevention includes wearing loose-fitting natural fibers, such as cotton underwear, avoiding contact with infected person, avoiding shared items, such as towels and sporting equipment.
Ringworm or Tinea corporis: is caused by a fungus that lives on dead tissues, such as the skin, hair, and nails. Ringworm is the fungus that causes both jock itch and athlete’s foot. When it appears anywhere else on the body, the infection is just called ringworm. It can be identified by circular wheals all over the body.
Prevention can be achieved by basic hygiene, keeping the skin clean and dry, wearing sandals in public showers or locker rooms and avoiding shared items and towels.
Fungal infections are very common in humans and are usually not very serious if they are treated quickly. Anyone with a weakened immune system is likely to contract a fungal infection. Cancer treatment, taking too many antibiotics and diabetes also make a person more prone to fungal infections.
Homeopathic medicines for fungal infection of scalp
The best homeopathic medicines for fungal infection of the scalp are Thuja, Mezereum and Kali sulphuricum.
Homeopathic medicines for fungal infection in mouth and genitals
The homeopathic remedies for fungal infection caused by candida yeast are Borax and Helonias.
Homeopathic medicines for fungal infection on skin
The best homeopathic medicines for fungal infection on the skin are Thuja, Tellurinum and Sepia.
Homeopathic medicines for fungal infection in the groin area
The best remedies for fungal infection of groin area are Graphites and Sepia.
Homeopathic Medicine for Fungal Infections in Beard – Thuja Occidentalis
Homeopathic Medicine for diaper Rash – Merc Sol
Homeopathic Medicine for Vaginal Candidiasis– Pulsatilla