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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Fungal bloodstream: Infection is usually quite serious. If it showed up on culture, presumably your doctor will know what organism and be able to pursue more tests and t ... Read More

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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Purice
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Blood cultures: Will detect if one has a bacterial blood stream infection or fungal. Any microbiology lab( infectious disease) in any hospital can run this test.
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Wrong question: Care for your symptoms begins with history, exam, understanding the details. Blood cultures, by hospital or commercial labs, are useful when the DR kn ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
58 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: And that is very serious especially in someone with low immune system.
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Absolutely not: Someone w/ bacteria & fungus in bloodstream would be close to death in ICU. There are however some rogue medical practitioners who promote a scien ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
No such disease: Nope. There is no such disease. Every human alive has fungus living in and on them.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
Cryptococosis: Leads my list of a brain seeker, but others are histoplasmosis, and coccidioidomycosis of san joachim valley fever fame.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: Fungus in the bloodstream is rare, and usually occurs in severely ill patients. Some may have cancer, many have indwelling intravenous catheters, some ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Unlikely: Anything is possible , but unless you have severe illness or immunocompromise it is very unlikely.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Treat and Evaluate: Most fungal infections of the skin respond to 10 days of treatment with over-the-counter anti-fungal creams. The question is why do you have that type ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
42 years experience Podiatry
Don't worry: Be happy. There are lots of easy treatments for a skin fungus. See a dermatologist!
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
10 years experience Infectious Disease
Medicine: Depending on the type of fungus, topical creams or ointments or oral medicine can cure skin fungus.
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