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Who is most at risk when we get fungus

A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
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
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
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
Podiatry 29 years experience
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.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Breast rash on both sides can be secondary to a skin fungus, but also may represent delayed sensitivity to detergent soap (Tide in particular). Try ad... Read More
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Based on response you likely had a superficial fungal skin infection. The mammogram is now meant to rule out a possible early breast cancer.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Dermatomycosis: Any of the superficial skin fungi can affect the elbow.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
A Verified Doctoranswered
Pulmonology 40 years experience
Yes: There are numerous fungal organisms that can cause pneumonia. One example is Valley fever.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
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 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Fungal spores are found not only in dirty socks, but in moist communal bathroom settings and other absorbant humid areas. These can infect your feet/n... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 11 years experience
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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Vinegar/ debridement: First order of business it to remove the fungus and debris in your ear. An ENT will do that. If your ear drum is intact, irrigating it with vinegar/wa... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
Podiatry 43 years experience
Assuming: your diagnosis is correct, topical over-the-counter anti-fungal creams work very well, but since fungal spores live for 30 days, you must keep using i... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Alfreda jr
15 years experience
Fungal: You can try otc lotrimin (clotrimazole). If not, see your physician.
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