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Can A Fungal Infection Cause Cold Soars
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
See below: Factors that disrupt the natural balance of microorganisms that live in the vagina predispose you to this. Examples include: antibiotic use; douches/feminine sprays; scratches in the vagina (from tampons); tight clothing or underwear (hot, moist, irritating); hormonal changes; birth control pills. I assume you are healthy and therefore I will not go into the other more rare causes. ...Read more
Fungal infection: Some people are more prone genetically to fungal infections. ...Read more
If I ignore my diagnosed fungal infection between my breasts, would that spread or cause anything serious, like internal infections? Just curious.
Topical to systemic: A topical fungal infection is a person w/an intact immune system should not spread internally. The most worrysome thing would be a bacterial superinfection on top of the fungal infection. Most importantly, keep area as clean & dry as possible. You might consider an antifungal powder (look inthe jock itch section of the store). If possible at home do not wear a bra & allow oxygen to work. ...Read more
What is the cause of fungal infection (skin), and how to be cure from it? I have fungal infection on my Thigh. Please give me some advice.
I have a fungal infection and my boobs have sores on them cause they are 38 d's and also ncer runs in the family do I have a greater risk?
Fungal infection & C: There is no association between topical fungal infections seen in the moist intertrigenous areas & under the breasts & cancer. Certainly this may be uncomfortable & could be treated with good hygene, keeping the area as dry as possible & using a topical antifungal powder (look in the jock itch products). If you have a family history of breast ca, you should discuss w/your doctor genetic testing! ...Read more
Can be difficult: Need to confirm fungal infection as other types of rashes can appear similarly. Athletes foot can respond well to over the counter antifungal sprays/ointments. If severe, an oral antifungal could be necessary. Usually exposure to fungus and dark/moist environment is enough to produce infection in a healthy person. Some people (diabetics for example) may be prone. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Groins are red and sore only started since I started swimming could this be a fungal infection? If not what could cause this?
Wait: Usually these resolve with time, but it may take 6-12 months. If not, then a dermatologist can help with bleaching agents. ...Read more
Yes: Sepsis is the body's generalized inflammatory response to a specific infection. The infection can be in the lung, the blood, the kidney/bladder, or anywhere else. The infection could be bacterial or fungal. It is the body's inflammatory response that defines sepsis (and septic shock), not the infection itself. ...Read more
Tattoos: Tattoos can cause skin problems such as granulomas (red bumps caused by inflammation) and keloid scars, and they can provoke allergic reactions, making skin itch and break out. These allergic reactions can occur with no warning, years after you get your tattoo. Getting a tattoo also puts you in danger of getting diseases such as aids, tetanus, hepatitis b and hepatitis c. ...Read more
HYDROCORTISONE: Hydrocortisone creams sometimes makes fungal infections worse. If you are sure it's a fungal infection (how do you know?), then an otc cream like lotrimin (clotrimazole) or Monistat applied twice daily might help. Also no soaps; use gentle cleansers like cetaphil or neutrogena. If no better in a few days, see a dermatologist. Best luck! ...Read more
CAUSE OF ACNE: Acne is caused by a plugging up of oil glands in the skin. Too much oil; no way of getting out. Stop nuts and peanut butter, no chocolate. Cut way dowwn on dairy products. Bacteria, not fungus germs, are responsible for the inflammation in these pores. Wash thoroughly with an acne wash 3 times daily. See a dermatologist if it persists. ...Read more
Doctors on here think I have a fungal infection under my arm/ rib area, just noticed red marks on both armpits could this be caused by this as well?
Your rash could be from sweating, shaving underarms
usually develops from wetness and causes a fungal infection. You can apply OTC: Lotrimin cream 1% and alternate with hydrocortisone 1% cream twice to three x/d until rash is gone (often slow-growing and can take 1-2 months to resolve). ...Read more
What cause the philtrum to flaked and cracked? It so painful and red. I researched about it and it is a fungal infection and the cure is tea tree oil.
How do I remove dark colored scars in my butt cheek and groin caused by fungal infection? Thanks! :) god bless.
Are electronic cigarettes safe for people with emphysema? I have heard that the vapor that is inhaled can cause fungal infections in the lungs.
Not safe: E cigarettes will still act as irritants to your airways. ...Read more
Should I be concerned I have multiple cold sores at once? I usually only get one. I've also had a fungal infection, my period, and fatigue recently.
No reason for concer: The fact that you have multiple cold sores at once, rather than just a single one, is unlikely to be due to anything of significance. ...Read more
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