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Dr. Michael Dugan
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Fungal Infection (Definition)

Fungal infections are clinical conditions in which a person has an infection due to a pathogen called a fungus (in contrast to infections caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites). Fungal infections occur commonly on the skin (including Jock Itch and Athlete's Foot) and can also cause more serious infections in those ...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 with out 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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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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


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