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who is most at risk when we get fungus

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 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sudeshan Govender
Specializes in Family Medicine
See Dermatologist : Refractory skin conditions need appraisal by a Dermatologist.
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Skin fungus: Find out which one it is and use right med. Or try OTC Rx first and if that does not work see Dr.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Dermatomycosis: Any of the superficial skin fungi can affect the elbow.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
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Yes: There are numerous fungal organisms that can cause pneumonia. One example is Valley fever.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Indeed: Acrylic nails starve the "real" nail surface of oxygen which encourages fungal growth. Also, as the nails separate over time, moisture can seep under ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
TINEA CAPITIS: Fungus in the scalp is treated with Griseofulvin orally , selenium sulfide shampoo or Nizoral (ketoconazole) , anti-fungal creams after shampoo.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Not if they don't: You can't get a fungal infection from someone's feet unless they have a fungal infection on their feet. You can't catch what someone doesn't have.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Johnson
51 years experience Podiatry
Not very likely.: We used to worry about fungus being spread in locker rooms, showers, etc. Now the thinking is that these fungi are pretty much everywhere, and it is ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Inflammation: This is a reaction to any irritant in the body. It need not come from the outside or be related to infection. It is a term which signifies a set of s ... Read More
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