Fungal Skin Infections

Fungal infections are extremely common on both the skin and the nails.  This skin infection is red, itchy, scaly, and can vary in shape depending on where it is affecting the body.  This infection can affect all age ranges from infant to senior’s.  Fungus is the cause of these infections, and doctors investigate the integrity of the immune system as a result of this chronic infection.

Conventional medicine uses both anti-fungal medicines and steroid medicines to control fungal infections.

Naturopathic Doctors believe that this may be an indication of a much larger infection, often a yeast or candida issue in the digestive tract.  Dysbiosis occurs when the digestive tract contains too many bad or harmful organisms, such as bacteria, virus, fungus or yeasts, and parasites.  In addition it refers to not enough good bacteria in the gut, such as Lactobacillus Acidophilus.  Since sugar feeds yeast, it must be removed from the diet in order for this type of infection to clear.  Diet changes in addition to nutritional supplements can quickly change the terrain that allows this infection to grow.