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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Infection (Definition)

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


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Healed fungal infection however still have itchy anus? Been on tablets and cream treating over a month now been a nightmare need help

Healed fungal infection however still have itchy anus? Been on tablets and cream treating over a month now been a nightmare need help

This may help: Have you tried probiotics? Most people will get yeast infection if placed on antibiotics without replacing you normal bugs in your gut. Give probiotics a try at the highest strength you can find in you health food stores. Try this for one month at least! ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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

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Got a fungal infection anus and scrotum area, I constantly feel like air bubbles or something moving is this the anal spinchter not working?

Not likely: What you're feeling is most likely nerve endings that are irritated by inflammation. See your healthcare provider if symptoms don't improve after a week of antifungal therapy. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.?

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.?

Fungal infection?: What makes you think that it's a fungal infection and not std? You need to see a md to run proper tests on you to make right diagnosis and then give you right treatment. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a fungal infection?

What are the symptoms of a fungal infection?

Depends on site: The symptoms of fungal infection depend on the site of infection--skin-lungs-sinus-blood stream-kidneys etc. ...Read more

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Touched a fungal infection, did I contract it?

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

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Why would someone be prone to fungal infections?

Why would someone be prone to fungal infections?

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

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Does the heat effect a fungal infection?

Does the heat effect a fungal infection?

Yes: Fungus and yeast tends to thrive in warm moist environments and occur most frequently in the underarms, under breasts, between toes, groin region. Also, like sweaty and hairy areas. ...Read more

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Could skin fungal infection gain resistance?

Could skin fungal infection gain resistance?

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

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Can I put ketoconazole on a fungal infection?

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

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Advice? I need to be rid of a fungal infection?

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

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How can you cure a fungal infection on the skin?

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

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Can I get fungal infection by sharing emory board?

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

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Symptoms of fungal infection are itching and what?

Symptoms of fungal infection are itching and what?

White discharge: A thick white discharge and vaginal itching are parameters of yeast(fungal) vaginal infections. ...Read more

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What oil will help to work against fungal infection?

What oil will help to work against fungal infection?

Some types...: Tea tree oil has been shown to be effective in a paper published in our podiatry journals. ...Read more

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Are fungal infections worse with people with diabetes?

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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Are fungal infections worse with people with diabetes?

Yes: Diabetic patients are much more susceptible to fungal infections from superficial skin infections to gas-producing urinary tract infections to a severe sinusitis. In general though, infection risk in diabetic patients seems to be minimized by proper glycemic control. ...Read more

Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more


Dr. Michael Dugan
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Fungal Infection (Definition)

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