4) Yeast infections. Candida is the scientific name for yeast. It is a fungus that lives almost everywhere, including in your body. Usually, your immune system keeps yeast under control. If you are sick or taking antibiotics, it can multiply and cause an infection.
Yeast infections affect different parts of the body in different ways.
3) Community-acquired infections. Include coccidioidomycosis (valley fever), blastomycosis, and histoplasmosis, are caused by fungi that are abundant in the environment. These types of fungi live in the soil, on plants and are endemic throughout much of the US.
2) Mycosis. A fungal infection of animals, including humans. Mycoses are common and a variety of environmental and physiological conditions can contribute to the development of fungal diseases. Inhalation of fungal spores or localized colonisation of the skin may initiate persistent infections; therefore, mycoses often start in the lungs or on the skin.
1) Ringworm of the groin (Tinea cruris). This is also called “jock itch” because it’s more common in people that play sports and young males. It’s contagious and can be passed from person to person by direct contact or contact with unwashed clothes. It can cause an itchy, red rash in your groin and the surrounding area.