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Had antibiotics, now have a lot of small red spots from my feet to stomach. Any antifungal body wash you recommend for widespread infection?

Had antibiotics, now have a lot of small red spots from my feet to stomach. Any antifungal body wash you recommend for widespread infection?

Allergic reaction?: I would be more concerned that the rash you are describing is the result of an allergic reaction to the antibiotic, rather than the result of fungal growth. I would change antibiotics. ...Read more

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As soon as possible after being exposed to poison oak or poison ivy, washing the skin and clothes well can help reduce exposure to the offending oil and the ...Read more


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Will the antifungal cream for athletes foot work on ringworm of the body ?

Will the antifungal cream for athletes foot work on ringworm of the body  ?

Likely: The fungus that causes athletes foot is often the same found in the body, groin and scalp. Follow the directions as indicated on the label for the prescribed time period. If it does not work, or your symptoms worsen seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I have a rash at the top of my leg where it connects to the trunk of my body. Antifungal cream is not curing it, what can I do?

I have a rash at the top of my leg where it connects to the trunk of my body. Antifungal cream is not curing it, what can I do?

See PCP/DERM: If you have treated with otc meds and it is not working, you will have to be seen to get a confirmatory diagnosis and treatment. You have done all you can do, now let the doc do his! this can be a harbinger of things to come and undiagnosed serious problems. Get seen and get diagnosed. ...Read more

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Seen 2 derms-no answers.Rash mostly on back/sides.Itchy bumps when scratchd follow ¼-2" cut line under skin.Crawly on face.Antifungal wash helps some.

Seen 2 derms-no answers.Rash mostly on back/sides.Itchy bumps when scratchd follow ¼-2" cut line under skin.Crawly on face.Antifungal wash helps some.

A photo would help: The key to dermatology is the appearance. The 'story' behind it helps lead one in the right direction. Finally, if all of that doesn't make the diagnosis a biopsy is necessary, where a doctor (pathologist) can look under a microscope and tell you what it is. You might want to send an image to a Health Tap doc-there's a new feature about tough to solve cases, maybe you would be a candidate for that ...Read more

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Can Pityrosporum Folliculitis slightly mimic scabies? Where on body would it appear? Would antifungal soap clear it? How would one be tested for PF?

Can Pityrosporum Folliculitis slightly mimic scabies? Where on body would it appear? Would antifungal soap clear it? How would one be tested for PF?

Not really: It is frequently misdiagnosed as acne. If you're using acne meds appropriately and things are not getting any better think maybe you have PF. Should be treated with anti fungal meds. Scabies most commonly appears at pressure points of clothes on skin- belt, wrists, and the webs of the fingers. ...Read more

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Are lotrimin (clotrimazole) antifungal cream side effects of rash all over the body?

Are lotrimin (clotrimazole) antifungal cream side effects of rash all over the body?

No: I have never seen lotrimin (clotrimazole) cause generalized rash but it is possible as an unusual reaction to the other ingredients .Stop lotimin and see md. ...Read more

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Is cortizone10 an antifungal ceam ?

Is cortizone10 an antifungal ceam ?

No: No, it is antiinflammatory drug which could make infection worse. It is used mainly for itching , swelling and redness associated with noninfectious issues. ...Read more

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Describe the features of an antifungal.?

Describe the features of an antifungal.?

Medication: An antifungal is a medication to treat fungal infections (yeast infections). They can be creams, powders, pills, capsules, or injections. ...Read more

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What is the strongest systemic antifungal?

What is the strongest systemic antifungal?

Amphotericin B: Different antifungals are used for different fungal infections. The more potent may cause the worse side-effects. So for antifungals more potent is not necessarily better. Simple antifungals for simple infections, stronger and potentially more dangerous antifungals for life threatening infections. ...Read more

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What do you think about an antifungal diet?

What do you think about an antifungal diet?

Antifungal diet?: There is no documented evidence that the so-called yeast theory carries any validity. Yeasts are an invariable part of our intestinal flora and diets designed to eliminate these are not likely to help anything but the wallets of those selling them. ...Read more

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Advice on persistent thrash, even after taking antifungal drugs?

Advice on persistent thrash, even after taking antifungal drugs?

Thrush: Thrush is a yeast infection which although quite common, is transient in most cases. Often, we see it not only in the mouth in antibiotic takers, but at the corners of the mouth in patients who have certain jaw structures. Be aware however that it can be this symptom of many other conditions including immune suppression. Be sure to check with your dermatologist or infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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What would happen if you take antifungal tablets and don't need them?

If one, nothing: If you take one antifungal tablet, and you truly did not need it, nothing will happen. Of course, if you exceed the recommend dosage, that could be harmful. ...Read more

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For those people who are hooked up to an IV antifungal what do they eat?

For those people who are hooked up to an IV antifungal what do they eat?

Nutritious food: There are different kinds of antifungal medications - so in some ways it's hard to answer this question exactly. There shouldn't be any major restrictions or avoidances with the majority of the antifungal medication class. I wonder more if whatever disease you're being treated for would be the limiting process - such as trouble swallowing or malnourishment. A nutritionist may be able to help you. ...Read more