There are many fungi diseases affecting different parts of the body, but the most common one is skin infection. To start with, there are both toxic and non toxic fungi. An example of the former type is some harmful yeast while an example of the latter is some types of edible mushrooms. These fungi usually produce micotoxins which when they penetrate the body through the skin or airways, they end up causing fungi diseases. A wrong diagnosis of fungal infection can sometimes have harmful repercussions and doctors need to know the exact symptoms of the diseases and which tests are accurate in diagnosis.
Types of Fungi Attack and Examples
There are four major types of these diseases fungi that a person can be exposed to and they include the following:
1. Systematic fungi infections
2. Mycotoxicosis through food fungi poisoning.
3. Mycetismus – simply toadstool poisoning or the ingestion of toxins that are preformed.
4. Hypersensitivity –mainly manifests in the form of allergic reactions especially of the skin.
From the above types, some of the common fungal diseases known to affect humans include the following:
• Jock itch
• Athlete’s foot
Other than the skin, other areas that are susceptible to fungal attacks include:
• The digestive tract
• The mouth
• The vagina.
The symptoms of fungi diseases vary depending on certain factors like the type of fungi, area of infection, one’s body reactions and the severity of the attack. This is why diagnosis of the diseases can sometimes be challenging in very complicated cases. Some of the symptoms of these diseases include the following:
Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis symptoms that include:
• A burning sensation in the lungs and the throat
• Painful feeling when urinating and the urine might be dark in coloration.
• Asthmatic symptoms such as coughing, wheezing and difficulty in breathing.
• Nausea, irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea and acute abdominal pains.
• Pain in the kidney, bladder, liver or the spleen
• Coated tongue with a dirt-like taste.
Fibromyalgia symptoms that include:
• Respiratory problems
• Swallowing complications, vomiting and mucous.
• Leaky gut syndrome/ food allergies that include:
• Swollen lymph nodes
• Loss of memory and speech problems which can often develop to dementia.
• Vision complications
• Anaphylaxis manifested in the form of big boils around the neck
• Nails turn yellowish
• Adrenal complications and thyroid problems
• High/low Blood pressure
• Heart palpitations
Chronic fatigue that manifests as:
• Face flushing that is intermittent (Mylar Flush)
• Sweating on the head at night.
Other symptoms include
• Multiple Chemical Sensitivity problems
• Nose bleeding
• Rash, easy scarring, and hives
• Problems of the reproductive system.
• Hair loss
• Sudden changes in weight
• Muscle pains.
Tips and comments
Sometimes, the symptoms of fungi diseases can keep on recurring even after correct treatment has been administered. In such cases, the fungal attack might be a manifestation of another disease that is more dangerous and untreated, for instance diabetes or HIV/AIDS. One particular example could be vaginal yeast infection. Always seek medical assistance whenever a fungal attack recurs.