Medical Q&As

Thrush

Is there a link between thrush and athlete's foot? I suffer almost constantly from both.

Thrush and athlete’s foot are both forms of fungal infection. However, thrush is caused by the species candida albicans and athlete’s foot is caused by a group of fungi known as dermatophytes. These are distinct and separate species. It would be worth bringing this problem to the attention of your GP since you do say that you suffer from both almost constantly. Sometimes recurring fungal infections can be an early sign of diabetes or possibly reduced immunity.