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Doctor insights on: Are Adolescent Kids More Susceptible To Fungal Skin Infections

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Dr. David Kahan
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Skin Infection (Definition)

Skin infection is a condition in which a person has a skin problem caused by infection with germs such as yeast, fungi, viruses, bacteria, or parasites. Oral medicines, IV medicines, and/or creams and gels can be used in the treatment of skin infections. Severe, life-threatening infections ...Read more


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How are fungal skin infections caught?

How are fungal skin infections caught?

Fungal Infections: A doctor can diagnose ringworm based on the appearance of the rash or reported symptoms. He or she will ask about possible exposure to people or animals with ringworm. The doctor may take skin scrapings or samples from the infected area and look at them under a microscope to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Which type of fungal skin infection could this be?

Which type of fungal skin infection could this be?

Dermatomycosis: Cannot possibly comment on what you may have without seeing it and examining you. Go and see a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the best remedies for fungal skin infection?

What are the best remedies for fungal skin infection?

Depends...: ...On the location. Simple athlete's foot & jock itch will often clear with any of the over-the-counter antifungal creams or sprays. More extensive skin involvement usually requires the addition of an oral antifungal (ketoconazole, terbinafine, etc.) if it's on the face, in the scalp, or in toenails or fingernails, topical treatments simply don't work, and oral antifungals are the only way to go. ...Read more

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What can be done to treat fungal skin infection by myself?

What can be done to treat fungal skin infection by myself?

Lotimin, Micatin (miconazole): Lotrimin, micatin, (miconazole) or amisil at are options for self treatment of fungal infection. Use for 4 weeks. If not clear see physician for prescription. ...Read more

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Do you know the name of a tablet for fungal skin infection?

Do you know the name of a tablet for fungal skin infection?

Yes, I do.: There are several; the most popular at the moment are terbinafine (trade name lamisil), ketoconazole (trade name nizoral), itraconazole (trade name sporanox), and Fluconazole (trade name diflucan). All have advantages and disadvantages, depending on the nature and location of the infection. An older medication called Griseofulvin is still used sometimes, but a lot of fungi are resistant to it now. ...Read more

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What are some precipitating factors of fungal skin infections?

Diabetes, sweating: Diabetics would be more susceptible to fungal infections as well as people on long term steroids and immunosuppressive drugs. High s hook and college wrestlers can easily catch fungus because of close personal contact. Sweating on the feet can create a good environment for fungus to develop. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: fungal skin infection?

Fungal skin: Infection is an infection of the skin and possible superficial soft tissue structures with a fungal pathogen; common conditions are ringworm, tinea versicolor, or candida intertrigo. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a fungal skin infection or eczema?

A dermatologist...: ...Will take a sample of the scale from the rash, put it under the microscope, and look for fungal elements (we call them "hyphae"). If they are present, it's a fungal infection; if not, eczema or something closely related in most cases. ...Read more

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What will be the best cure for recurring fungal skin infection?

What will be the best cure for recurring fungal skin infection?

Avoid source: Fungal infections can occur from contact with either a pet, another human being infected, or soil. Best treatment is avoidance of the above. If over the counter antifungal creams don't work, then see a dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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