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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
40 years experience in Dermatology
Bacteria Fungus Yeas: Paronychia is a common skin infection that occurs around the nails. It is initiated by an injury that allows the percutaneous penetration and subsequ ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
No: Not without seeing it. Sorry.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
If you have an: actively pusy (pus) infection - I think I would hold off so that you can track it better. However, if you have a garden variety fungal infection - nai ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
18 years experience in Dermatology
Change meds: Talk to your doctor. Terbinafine or sporonox are alternative medications that are more effective. Also maybe get a second opinion to ensure that the ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Many: Topical antifungals, oral antifungals, removal of toenail, laser treatment.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Nail fungus: You would be most likely to have success with an oral or paint on antifungal medication prescribed by your physician/ podiatrist or dermatologist. Ta ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience in Pediatrics
Tea tree oil...: Has been used to treat fungal infections. I've seen some success on skin and mucus membranes. Nails, however, are a different story. They are much ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Onychomycosis: These usually require oral medications which can only be obtained by prescription. See a doctor and get this treated asap. They can cause permanent ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Zimmerman
18 years experience in Dermatology
No: Sweaty shoes, in themselves, will not cause nail fungus. However, fungus can contaminate sweaty shoes, making treatment of nail fungus difficult. I ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Generally not: Unless you have a life-threatening immune deficiency. Your yeast infection does, however, need to be treated -- and your sexual partner or partners ne ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Candida albicans is a type of yeast. It is not the same as baker's or brewer's yeast, though.
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Batt
8 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Yes: Tolnaftate is a topical antifungal medication.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Yeast Infections: Yeast infections are common and can happen in numerous scenarios. The most common one is when one is on antibiotics for a bacterial infection.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
No effective ones: There are no truly natural treatments for yeast or fungal infections. Staying slim helps by having less moisture and heat in the skin folds of the gro ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Fungal infection : You can try using Nizoral (ketoconazole) which is used for fungal infections of scalp but i doubt that it will work. I believe for best results you wi ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Any nail fungus on one nail can spread to other nails if untreated. Furthermore, it can spread to the skin as well.
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Sanders
15 years experience in Pulmonology
That's very possible: Antibiotics often cause a yeast infection.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keira Barr
21 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: This condition tends to recur. Best way to minimize recurrence is after infection is adequately treated, use over the counter anti-dandruff shampoo a ... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Batt
8 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Yes: Topical tolnaftate is an effective antifungal medication.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
They all do: Check out http://www.Monistat.Com/monistat-products for various Monistat options. However, since you're posting your question as a 35yo male, do reali ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Ketoconazole: Ketoconazole can treat yeast infections..
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
No it doe not: No it does not cause finger nail infection.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Discoloration: The nail is disclosed white or darker in color and can be thickened and flaky.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ferro
26 years experience in Urgent Care
Skin Fungal Infectio: The short answer is yes, it is possible. However, most skin fungal infections are easily treatable, and actually when they don't seem to respond - it ... Read More
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