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Several choices: Three classes of antifungal agents are available for the treatment of invasive aspergillosis: polyenes, azoles, and echinocandins. Historically, Amphotericin B was the major antifungal drug used in patients. Currently, the drug of choice for invasive aspergillosis is voriconazole, which can be replaced with lipid formulations of Amphotericin B in intolerant patients. ...Read more
Most: Topical antifungal agents are not that effective though on a fingernail they likely work better than a toenail. ...Read more
Oral candidiasis: When the lesions disappear and are no longer visible then you have a high chance it is gone. Look I'm the mirror with a strong flashlight. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more
Will yogurt/peroxide keep thrush at bay for last three days of amox so that it can heal with out medicine? Trying to avoid antifungals.
My tongue cycles between having white patches that become orange. It is also inflammed. Antifungals/antimicrobials do not treat it. Help?
Geographic Tongue: You MIGHT have "geographic tongue" (see the photo). Unfortunately, this is what's called a "poorly understood disease." A dentist or primary care provider might be able to give you a topical anesthetic. Also, you should confirm the diagnosis. I'm basing it only on your description, but it is very common. This might help: http://www. Aaomp. Org/public/docs/geographic-tongue. Pdf ...Read more
Should I trim off the separated nail before applying antifungals to my toenails so it can get to the affected nail bed?
Yes.: If you can trim the loose nail without causing any pain or bleeding, then in general, it is a good idea. ...Read more
Have probably had candida overgrowth for 4 years, just started taking prescription antifungals. How long until I feel a difference?
Yeast infection: Without knowing where and to what extent the Candida is present and what symptoms it is producing it is difficult to answer this. As a general rule, however, response should be very rapid and there should be a discernible difference within days of starting medications. Wish you better soon. ...Read more
Instead of taking two different antifungals for two separate things, what would you recommend for oral thrush on tongue and white piedra?
Thrush, White Piedra: White Piedra is usually a superficial fungal infection of hair shafts that is treated by shaving the area and applying topical antifungal shampoo, or sometimes use of oral antifungal. Oral thrush is caused by Candida, can be seen in immune suppressed persons or those who have been on antibiotics, and can be treated with a topical solution or an oral antifungal. Suggest discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Have probably had digestive candida overgrowth for 4 yrs. Started taking prescription antifungals a few days ago. How long until I feel a difference?
When does stevens johnson syndrome appear after intiation of terbinafine HCl or other antifungals?
Within 2 weeks: It can happen during taking the drugs and also it can happen within one to two weeks after the treatment. ...Read more
I have a really annoying and itchy skin condition on my groinal region. Betnovate cream and antifungals don't seem to work.
Groin rash: There are a plethora of reasons why a person gets the groin rash. Some of these are infectious like fungus and yeasts and others are due to conditions like psoriasis, eczema, and other problems. There is no way to sort this out by trying to answer your question. You need really to see a dermatologist and remember not to use that cream on your groin where no strong cortizone (hydrocortisone) should be used. ...Read more
If I'm allergic to sulfa (anaphylaxis), can I use ketoconazole? What are other good oral and topical prescription stregnth antifungals
I thought I had athletes foot so began treating it with antifungals. I went to urgent care because the antifungals were caused burning of feet.?
Using oral antifungals for otomycosis for a month, but sometimes I am getting some pain in ear. SGPT level is 59, is it good to use in the long term.
The standard treatment of otomycosis in the US is the use of topical anti-fungal drops along with cleaning out any accumulated debris from the affected ear. It is unusual to need oral antifungals for localized disease. Long term use of antifungals is not recommended.
If you are still experiencing ear pain, you should see an ear specialist (ENT) for evaluation. In the meantime, keep your ears dry. ...Read more
I want to test my stool for candida to see which antifungals its sensitive. Could oral candida be sensitive to other antifungal than the one in stool?
Please see: Please see a gastroenterologist for this evaluation ...Read more
Fungal infection: IV antifungals. Curing fungal endocarditis or pneumonia is difficult and depends on the sensitivity of the fungus to the agent being administered as well as the ability of the drug to get to the infectious agent. Having said that it is possible to get cures but requires long term treatment and possible doesn't mean, always successful. ...Read more
Little balls/cysts attached to the root of hairs (not the white root) which is making my hair fall I also have seborrheic dermatitis, antifungals?
I have non-itching red flaky areas growing in size around my mouth. Seborrhea medication makes it worse, and antifungals don't work. How can I treat?
Perioral Dermatitis: Perioral dermatitis (pod) is a chronic papulopustular and eczematous facial dermatitis. It mostly occurs in women and children.The clinical and histologic features of the perioral dermatitis lesions resemble those of rosacea. Patients require oral antibiotics and/or topical treatment, an evaluation of the underlying factors, and reassurance. ...Read more
Using oral antifungals for an ear infection almost for 1month. My SGPT level is at 63, Is it good to use antifungals in the long term?
Liver inflammation is a recognized side effect of anti fungal medicines.
You have been taking these for a month? They are not very effective.
Most fungal infections will never recover no matter what the medicine unless the area is completely dry. You might try drying it with first a towel and then a hair dryer on cold. ...Read more
Embarrassing but, ideas for long term anal itch? Tried moisturizer, antifungals and corticosteroids. Disappears occasionally for a day or three then back after a random BM. Itching creates painful cuts that require Bactine to numb. Help.
Anal itch: Along w/cancer sore (s) as seen in your history suggest the possibility of a weak immune system. Please continue to see your doctor. Ask him/her about taking several doses of vitamin C daily, but not to the point of giving you the runs. Consider changing your laundry detergent or type of underwear. You can also consult a dermatologist about the itch. Peace and good health. ...Read more
What to do if polyene antifungals cannot be absorbed when given by mouth so why nystatin can be administered orally?
For its local effect: It is not absorbed. Its effect is local ...Read more
I have a brown rash on both inner thighs which is exactly the diam of scrotum. Took antifungals w no result. Pcp sent me to derm wait is 1mo. Help?
Itching?: You don't say if the rash is itchy or not. If it is not itchy, then it is almost certainly not fungal. Can you resubmit and clarify if the rash is itchy or not, and any other details that might help us know what is going on. ...Read more