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Skin Fungus (Fungal Infection) Causes, Pictures, Treatment

A skin fungus is an infection of the skin by a fungus, a microorganism that usually consumes dead material. The outer skin is made up of dead skin cells that form a barrier to the outside environment. This barrier is usually able to maintain its own health but if damaged (especially by breaks or a cut in the skin), it can be prone to infections. There are certain types of fungi – dermatophytes (molds) and yeasts  – which can quickly invade and establish itself on the skin surface in the optimal settings.

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