A 27-year-old female asked:
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is it common to have a fungal infection on your hands that lasts more than 2 weeks after treatment with antifungal ointment?

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Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
No, see Dr: A primary dr / urgent care / dermatologist should evaluate the rash/infection to be sure of what it is and help determine how to treat it.
Answered on Apr 12, 2013
Dr. Jay Bayer
Dr. Jay Bayer answered
50 years experience Family Medicine
Fungus.: Yes. Your description lacks details. But if skin only. May take 6 weeks or longer. If nails involved different story. And must be sure diagnosis is correct. Discuss this wtreating dr.
Answered on Feb 19, 2015
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