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Anal Fungal Infection
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Healed fungal infection however still have itchy anus? Been on tablets and cream treating over a month now been a nightmare need help
I have a fungal infection on my anus and have a prescribed cream that is helping a lot. But now my buttocks and anus are chafing. What should I do?
Anus chafing: ASK THE DOCTOR WHO PRESCRIBED THE CREAM TO PRESCRIBE A DIFFERENT ONE. ...Read more
I have noticed a daily brown color discharge from my anus. I had fungal infection in past on toes. I have dark underarms. Plz let me know what's this?
Lots of stuff: You have a few different issues- and need to see your primary care doctor. Don't know they are all related though. ...Read more
I have anal fissures since long I have tried everything bath, 2%, fibre but it's still there. I also have fungal infection due to it. What to do?
Does repetly jock itch in anus and groin area is a symptom of aids or HIV? I have the fungal infection about from november, is heals and comesback
Possible not likely: Repeated fungal infections can certainly sometimes mean it is being caused by another infection like HIV but also diabetes can commonly cause them as well. Get examined and tested regularly since having unprotected sex. See your doctor for other treatment options of the fungus. ...Read more
Right so I've treated a fungal infection around the anus, penis area cleared up, however feel something when walking in anus, no sign of hermoids?
Anal symptoms: A fungal infection might cause symptoms of burning or itching in the anal area. Hemorrhoids can occasionally be internal and invisible to the eye. This might also cause discomfort. You can try a hemorrhoidal ointment and avoid constipation by eating lots of leafy vegetables, drinking plenty of water, and increasing fiber. Avoiding sugar and carbs will help prevent the fungus from returning. ...Read more
My 5 1/2 yrs.as daughter often wipes backwards & has a constant red, irritated vagina and anus, not fungal infection, what is the most likely culprit,?
Hygiene : Little girl hygiene. Have her sit in warm water to aid in healing ...Read more
I was diagnosed w/ fungal infection. Rash is in bikini line/anal area. I'm using Oxistat 1% 2x's/day. Is it safe to have sex with my husband?
Yes: There is no risk other than local irritation to the infected area. Keep the area as dry as possible ...Read more
Got a fungal infection anus and scrotum area, I constantly feel like air bubbles or something moving is this the anal spinchter not working?
Does fungal infection look like red little itchy pimples without pus or black head, and they are around buttocks and anus, that's what I got?
I had anal intercourse with my partner a few days ago where he was the receptive partner. A day after, my penis started itching and my face become swollen and had weird dark patches. Could it be from fungal infection or pinworm infection?
See your doctor : various potential causes here, and would urge both you and your partner to see a doctor as soon as possible. Thus be open and discuss this with your partner right away. Meanwhile refrain from any sexual activity. ...Read more
What kind of fungal infection or STD cause internal pain in the anus penis and scrotum. I also have a rash in and around anus.?
Possibly: Some fungal infections (tinea, trichosporon...) can be spread by contact or through fomites (objects that may become colonized with the organisms like towels). Handwashing works. Avoid sharing towels and clothing (especially athletic types), wipe down workout equipment with antimicrobial towels. Depends on the agent, duration of contact, and your immune systems function... And good or bad luck. ...Read more
Fungal infections: Depends upon whether you are referring to skin (superficial dermatomycoses), or to systemic fungal infections. The latter are often managed by our fixed tissue immune mechanisms, and may suggest immune deficiency which needs aggressive evaluation. Go see an infectious disease expert and be examined and treated. Good luck. ...Read more
Skin Fungal Infectio: The short answer is yes, it is possible. However, most skin fungal infections are easily treatable, and actually when they don't seem to respond — it is because they were misdiagnosed. Many types of skin conditions look very similar, and often are ultimately figured out after trying several medications. Thus, if you are in doubt, go to your dermatologist or pcp for help! ...Read more
Generally yes: Fungal infections of the skin are very common. They are sometimes referred to a 'ring worm', even though worms and not involved. Ketoconazole is a commonly used anti-fungal medication which may be effective. However, topical medications are not effective for scalp infection; an oral medication is needed. See your doctor if the rash persists. ...Read more
Fungal infection: Typically, for the majority of people, it is relatively easy to treat 'fungal infections' using both over-the-counter medications, or medications that only we can provide you. However, there are a variety of factors that determine how 'easy' it is to treat including where it is located, your present medical problems and medications that you are presently taking. Thus, follow up with pcp. ...Read more
Various options: Localized fungal infections such as "athletes foot" can be treated with antifungal creams. Some over the counter examples include lamisil, (terbinafine) lotrimin and micatin. More widespread infection or infection of the toenails often require treatment with an oral antifungal. See your doctor if you feel you need an oral antifungal treatment. ...Read more
Yes.: That is why it is illegal, in many states, for nail salons to reuse emery boards — they are required to throw them out after one use. Never use someone's used emery board. ...Read more
Some types...: Tea tree oil has been shown to be effective in a paper published in our podiatry journals. ...Read more