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What would be a good antifungal treatment for treating a scalp fungus?

What would be a good antifungal treatment for treating a scalp fungus?

Scalp fungus tx: What treatment to use for a scalp fungus depends on the fungus. If the fungal infection is tinea capitis (ringworm of the scalp) it requires oral antifungal pills as the fungus is inside the hair follicles and nothing put on the surface of the scalp will help. If it is a yeast, like tinea versicolor, then antifungal shampoo may be sufficient. If it is extensive, may need oral antifungals as well. ...Read more

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Why do I get burning sensation during and following intercourse since i finished antifungal topical treatment?

Why do I get burning sensation during and following intercourse since i finished antifungal topical treatment?

See below: Partner may be carrying yeast on penis that can re-introduce it into vagina, or might be another problem. Any discharge? Any itching? Any burning with urination? See pcp/gyn for exam, diagnosis, & treatment. Have partner checked, too. ...Read more

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Is it common to have a fungal infection on your hands that lasts more than 2 weeks after treatment with antifungal ointment?

Is it common to have a fungal infection on your hands that lasts more than 2 weeks after treatment with antifungal ointment?

Fungus.: Yes. Your description lacks details. But if skin only. May take 6 weeks or longer. If nails involved different story. And must be sure diagnosis is correct. Discuss this wtreating dr. ...Read more

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Which natural antifungal thing is best for scalp seb der ? Which topical natural remedy is best for scalp seborrheic dermatitis ?

Which natural antifungal thing is best for scalp seb der ? Which topical natural remedy is best for scalp seborrheic dermatitis ?

NONE: "Natural" does not mean anything is useful or safe. Lead, cyanide, monoxide, and poison ivy are all natural. There are perfectly good shampoos found everywhere which can be used daily if desired. They include Head & Shoulders, Selsun, Nizolal, and others. The generics are just as good. DHS makes several. T-Sal and T-Gel are in every store. ...Read more

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Pain in ear despite fungal inf being over.Have had 2/3 suctions.Taking antifungal drugs.what cause and treatment for pain, no deafness.

Pain in ear despite fungal inf being over.Have had 2/3 suctions.Taking antifungal drugs.what cause and treatment for pain, no deafness.

Tricky: cannot say in your particular case, but generally, fungal infections cause a LOT of inflammation. This heals up S L O W L Y and often causes scarring. This can be painful and there's not great treatment that I've seen except time. (and topical pain medication drops). ...Read more

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Can I use lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra antifungal cream 1% on my breast for the treatment of ringworm?

Can I use lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra antifungal cream 1% on my breast for the treatment of ringworm?

Sure: But this is the wrong question. By the way, clotrimazole, the generic, will do the same thing for less money. You can use it forever if you wish. "Ringworm" does not just happen. You caught it from a person or an animal and need to identify the source. Most people presenting to dermatologists with this diagnosis have something else and respond to a different therapy. A dermatologist is your best b ...Read more

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Sir please give some home remedies for sinusitis treatment.

Sir please give some home remedies for sinusitis treatment.

See Sinus Survival: That book is the best reference. Avoid dairy, wheat, sugar. Be sure you are getting enough vit d. The herbs thyme, clove, oregano, ginger, and rosemary are all helpful in food. Vitmain c with bioflavanoids inhibit histamine which is an aggravating factor. Xylitol nasal spray can be helpful. ...Read more

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My skin is thick and dark near lateral mallecous..any home remedies for treatment? If not other way?

My skin is thick and dark near lateral mallecous..any home remedies for treatment? If not other way?

Hmm: Is it a callus or a mole? I'd get checked to confirm what is is as dark spots can be suspicious for skin cancer and other things. Please see your doctor for a full exam. ...Read more

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I struggle for more than 3 hours to go to sleep. I've tried all the home remedies given on the net.I don't want to take medicines. Suggest a remedy?

I struggle for more than 3 hours to go to sleep. I've tried all the home remedies given on the net.I don't want to take medicines. Suggest a remedy?

Get ready for sleep: A couple of easy tricks that may work if you've tried the usual "home remedies". Don't use any technology that emits led light (including computer, cell phone, tablet, etc -as these can drop your natural melatonin levels because your body thinks it is daylight - for 2 hours before bed. Also, body temp drops before sleep, so put feet in warm water and then allow to cool in air to drop temp. ...Read more

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Any development is made in this field or not. Is there any treatment other than interferon injection. What are the home remedies. Ginseng can work.?

Any development is made in this field or not. Is there any treatment other than interferon injection.  What are the home remedies.  Ginseng can work.?

Not recommended: Interferon is used for treating certain viral infections, in the case of viral hepatitis, is currently used for treating hepatitis c and sometimes hepatitis b. There are other drugs that can be added to augment the effectiveness of interferon for viral hepatitis. Herbal medications have little place in the treatment of viral hepatitis and in some cases can be harmful. ...Read more

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I have coccydania, and it hurts severlely. Pain killers don't help. Are there any other treatment, or home remedies?

I have coccydania, and it hurts severlely. Pain killers don't help. Are there any other treatment, or home remedies?

Rest Coccyx: 1.Make sure you are sitting on a doughnut pillow to relieve pressure 2. Nsaids for 8 weeks 3. Sitz baths Could try acupuncture and or manipulation under trained practiioner Above for acute Coccygodynia (up to 2 months) If pain lasts greater than 2 months needs additional workup ...Read more

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Home remedies for treatment of frequent urination after sex?She had this problem from 3dys

Home remedies for treatment of frequent urination after sex?She had this problem from 3dys

Urinary Infection: Females are more prone to get urinary tract infection (UTI) after intercourse. Frequency of urination is an important symptom of UTI. This can better spontaneously by drinking more fluids. If it does not improve in a day or two, consult a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a disease thatwithout receiving professional dental treatment, results in the tooth loss? Any home remedies?

I have a disease thatwithout receiving professional dental treatment, results in the tooth loss? Any home remedies?

More information: To accurately answer your question, we would need to know what disease you're talking about. If it's periodontal disease, the only "home remedy" available is routine and meticulous brushing and flossing along with an antibacterial mouthwash like listerine or crest prohealth. This only helps after all the bacterial tartar is removed by your dentist, however. ...Read more

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What treatment would you recommend for HS, hydrogenation suppurativa for 6 years? home remedies? aside from antibiotics?

What treatment would you recommend for HS, hydrogenation suppurativa for 6 years?  home remedies? aside from antibiotics?

Other tx: HS is due to a combination of pluggged oil glands and infection. Proper treatment sometimes includes antibiotics, but you should also be on a low saturated fat diet, and be using an antibacterial soap while cleaning frequently(2-4x/d) and sometimes fat solvents. Other meds can cause it- especially female hormones, so avoid them. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for the treatment of foot fungus?

What are some home remedies for the treatment of foot fungus?

Since topical : Antifungals are so readily avialable and are effective - that is what i recommend. ...Read more

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