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A 29-year-old member asked:

how do i treat the fungus infection?

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Dr. Steven Frydman
Podiatry 47 years experience
Antifungal medicine: Depending on where the infection is one can use topical creams or antifungal oral medications.
Dr. Howard Fox
Podiatry 42 years experience
Fungal spores: Do not wash out in the laundry or are killed by the heat of the drier, and they live for 30 days, so any treatment needs to last for at least 30 days to prevent recurrence. Even then, people who seem to be prone to fungal infections tend to keep getting reinfected. Skin fungi can be treated by topicals; nail fungus need oral medication.
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Anti-fungal drug: More specific answer depends upon where is fungal infection. Sometimes creams are used. Other times, need to swallow pills. Go see your family doc for answer individualized to your circumstances.
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Family practice : It depends where the fungal infection is. Is it between your toes. Use cream jock itch also. Toenail need rx see your dr if it doesn't go away.

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A 22-year-old male asked:

I am having fungus infection in personal areas . How can I cure it ?

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
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"Jock Itch" : Or tinea cruris. If you are certain this is what you have you can purchase an over-the-counter topical antifungal medicine & use as directed. Concurrent treatment of athletes foot (tinea pedis) & nail fungus infection (onychomycosis) is recommended to help prevent recurrence. Daily application of talcum, keeping the area, dry & avoidance of hot baths & tight-fitting clothing can prevent recurrence.

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