For the most part, in healthy individuals, it should not. But, there are a multitude of reasons why some people are affected.
I am finding out, that by checking different areas of the body like skin, nails, saliva, stool clues can be found.
The best thing for diagnostics, is culture these areas repeatedly and check for strains which come up every time. This should give a good picture of fungal activity in and outside the body.
I have found, that tiny sub microscopic fungal proteins can travel throughout the body.
I don't think they are a problem unless these proteins encounter competition.
They are quite aggressive toward certain bacteria, and I think they could be part of an undiscovered function of our immunity.
Most strains I have encountered are penicillium. But there are some yeasts which I have not identified.
I have very rarely found mycelial forms of candida and when such forms were discovered, there was intense leukocyte activity present.
I believe the problems with Antibiotics
are caused by a competitive reaction among a persons natural fungi, and the drug forms. This kills bacteria, and disrupts balance. I speculate that fungal forms from the Antibiotics
can grow in the body, causing many symptoms. The immune system should clear it, but I don't know how long.
The other culprits are protozoa. These things take advantage of imbalances, and cause more mess, and produce metabolically active peptides and waste.