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Fungal Infections of the Skin

What is a Fungal Infection? Fungal infections range widely in severity and significance.  Fungi are in constant contact with the skin, mucous membranes, and tissues of the body.  Most of these are harmless; some are irritating; others are severe and others are lethal.  Called mycoses, fungal infections are dealt with through the body's immune system.  They are most severe in people who have been taking antibiotics over a long period because antibiotics weaken the immune response and kill off bacteria that destroy fungi in the body.    Common fungal infections include candidiases and tinea (including ringworm and athlete's foot) among others.  Fungal infections arise because of an impaired immune system.  The immune response has been weakened by accumulated toxins that already exist within the lymph, liver, intestines, and spleen, which require ongoing protection by the immune cells.    All natural remedies are designed to cleanse the system and boost the immune re