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Sinus fungal infection

A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Need a doctor: Your question is too complex for answer here, and the answer depends on many details that we don't have. You should see your doctor, or an ENT surgeo ... Read More
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Dr. Alen Cohen
13 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: Most fungal sinus disease is treated surgically with functinal endoscopic sinus surgery to open the sinus ostia and completely clear out all of the si ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Fungi in the sinuses: Decreased immunity (reflected by deficiencies in immunoglobulins, particularly in iga) is only one cause of unusual infections in common places. Other ... Read More
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Fungal Sinusitis: It depends on what kind of fungus? If it is invasive, then it is likely related to compromised immunity and it can be lethal. Mycetomas or fungus ball ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sanders
15 years experience Pulmonology
Not likely: Steroids put you at risk for infections but don't cause them. I doubt just taking 3 doses of prednisone would put you at any significant risk.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Jaindl
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Those symptoms...: Are not specific for fungal sinusitis. They could occur with a viral or bacterial sinus infection.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Possible: Would suggest checking with an ENT doctor and having this examined.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See someone else: I would see another otolaryngologist because fungal sinusitis can be a difficult problem to deal with. It usually is addressed surgically, so you shou ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends on site: The symptoms of fungal infection depend on the site of infection--skin-lungs-sinus-blood stream-kidneys etc.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly: Some fungal infections (tinea, trichosporon...) can be spread by contact or through fomites (objects that may become colonized with the organisms like ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Fungal infections: Depends upon whether you are referring to skin (superficial dermatomycoses), or to systemic fungal infections. The latter are often managed by our fi ... Read More
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Fungus and yeast tends to thrive in warm moist environments and occur most frequently in the underarms, under breasts, between toes, groin region. Als ... Read More
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