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how do you get fungus in your lungs

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Dr. Luis Taylor
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Yes: There are numerous fungal organisms that can cause pneumonia. One example is Valley fever.
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes One Can: There are many fungi can cause Pnumonia
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: There a number of fungal infections of the lung.

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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: The fungi that thrive on feet are not the same ones that cause troubles in the nose. It's human to touch yourself and others; wash your hands when yo ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Not likely: This is caused by a topical fungus and the infection is furthered by the location, retained moisture in the area involved. It does not usually produc ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Could you?: I guess you could, anything is possible. Likely? Probably not. Don't worry about your lungs. Next time, be more careful with what you are touching.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
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It varies: based on geographical areas. There are dozens of types of lung fungi but the most common household mold is Stachybotrys chartarum. Usually ,lung ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Alfreda jr
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Fungal: You can try otc lotrimin (clotrimazole). If not, see your physician.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Paas
Dr. John Paas answered
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Nystatin: This requires a prescription, but you may also try lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream, which is available over the counter.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: Inhaled steoids can cause thrush, a fungal infection in the mouth and throat area. It would be distinctly unusual for inhaled steroids to cause fungal ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Histoplasmosis: Histoplasmosis is an initial infection of the lungs giving flu-like or cold-like symptoms...The fungus can sometimes infect the retina (the inside lig ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
No: Candida can involve the lung but only in very sick hospitalized patients who have received previous broad spectrum antibiotics. Immunosuppressed patie ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Yes: The common skin fungus does not infect the lungs, but there are types of fungus such as nocardia, histoplasmosis, coccidiomycosis, which can be found ... Read More
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Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Fungal infections: Fungal pneumonias are rare, but in those who have them (usually with some sort of immune compromise), it can spread anywhere, including the brain. Th ... Read More

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