The Emu Oil Institute
Emu oil for Skin Fungus
Skin fungus infections are hard to recognize. The
itching, flaking, redness, and thickened skin of fungal infections can
look just like other types of dermatitis or skin allergies. In fact,
eczematous skin often becomes infected with fungi, so both are present
simultaneously. Doctors use microscopes to help them diagnose skin
fungus infections, so there’s no way you can really be sure at home.
Fungus and yeast infections have little to do with hygiene -- clean people get them, too. Despite their reputation, fungal rashes are not commonly caught from dogs or other animals, nor are they easily transmitted in gyms, showers, pools, or locker rooms. In most cases, they are not highly contagious between people either.
Athlete's foot is one type of fungal infection that usually appears between the toes but can also affect toenails and the bottom or sides of the feet.
Jock itch is a fungal infection of the groin and upper thighs. You might think only men and boys get it, but girls and women can get it, too.
Candida is a yeast, similar to a fungus. It most often affects the skin around the nails or the soft, moist areas around body openings. Diaper rash in babies can be from one type of candidal infection, as can thrush (white patches often found in the mouth.) Women may develop another form of candidal infection in and around the vagina. This is called a yeast infection.
The photos below are of the hand of Dennis who is plagued by what his doctor has called a "skin fungus". With his occupation in the construstion industry, his hands are exposed to wet concrete, dry lumber, and a lot of abuse. His hand was washed with Emu oil soap and pure Emu oil was applied three times per day for 6 days. The results were amazing!
As you can see, after 6 days of Emu oil use the hand is looking much better; fresh pink skin has appeared in place of the old, pocked skin.
Remember: no two cases are exactly alike and each person may have different needs. There are also many types of fungi, and not all varieties will respond to the same substance. See our "Research" section regarding Emu oil and skin.