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Differentiating between fungal and yeast infection

by Guest11181  |  8 years, 6 month(s) ago

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When it comes to infection I always get to hear two common types; fungal infection and yeast infection. I was of the view that perhaps they are same and used interchangeably. However, now I have realized that there certainly is some difference between the two. I would appreciate if anyone could tell me the basic difference between fungal and yeast infection.

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  1. Harrydgr8

    Before understanding difference between fungal and yeast infection, it will be good to know the difference between fungi and yeast from the information point of view. The yeast in unicellular and is a type of fungi itself whereas fungi is multi-cellular and has a much simpler life cycle. Hence the difference between the two infections can be demonstrated by the examples. The states like athlete's foot, itching of the jock and ringworm are known types of fungus infection. On the other hand, Candidiasis, vaginal infections, thrush and diaper rash are categorized as yeast infections.

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