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I have fungal infection between my foot fingers since a very long time. It causes a lot of itching. What should I do to get rid of it?

I have fungal infection between my foot fingers since a very long time. It causes a lot of itching. What should I do to get rid of it?

Athlete's foot: Most cases of can be cured with over-the-counter antifungal products and basic good hygiene. Wash and dry your feet every morning and evening, change socks daily, and don't wear the same shoes day after day to allow them time to dry completely before wearing again. Sprinkle antifungal powder on feet and in your shoes daily. Antifungal creams, spray and powders should be used for several weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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


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Could chronic fungal infection on foot and in nails cause polyclonal gammapathy pr low grade HPV on uvula? Doc can't find out why I have it.

Could chronic fungal infection on foot and in nails cause polyclonal gammapathy pr low grade HPV on uvula? Doc can't find out why I have it.

Polyclonal gammopath: Hypergammaglobulinemia resulting from an increased production of several different immunoglobulins and usually attributable to persistent, high level exposure to antigens; occur in a wide variety of infectious, inflammatory, and immune-mediated diseases. Like other lab tests has little meaning without knowing the clinical context in which it is occurring. ...Read more

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My brother has a cracked heel and it's a fungal infection, shows bit red skin. What's the best thing to do? Also what's your opinion on coconut oil?

Moisturize: Any moisturizing, including coconut oil, with help heel fissures. If it is, in fact, due to fungus, he would be better off using an over-the-counter antifungal cream like terbinafine, tolnaftate or Clotrimazole (generic names). Using them under some plastic wrap at night will speed the process. ...Read more

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I am using tea tree oil to treat fungal infection on toe nails and heels of feet. How long do I need to leave it on and how many times to reapply?

I am using tea tree oil to treat fungal infection on toe nails and heels of feet. How long do I need to leave it on and how many times to reapply?

See specialist: Before self-medicating with an unproved otc, seeking consultation with a dermatologist and possible treatment with proven anti-fungal medications might be more prudent. ...Read more

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What is the most effective way to treat fungal infections like athlete's foot?

What is the most effective way to treat fungal infections like athlete's foot?

Topical antifungals: Rx topical' s are very effective in treating athletes foot. Sometimes I prescribe oral medications. ...Read more

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How do you treat a fungal infection on your foot?

How do you treat a fungal infection on your foot?

Medication, hygeine: Firstly, wear absorbant socks and change often, . Let feet air out when ever possible. Dry thoroughly after bathing. A small amount of powder in shoes will help. Usually topical medication is the first line treatment. In severe cases oral medication may be necessary. ...Read more

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Can I get rid of my foot fungal infection?

Can I get rid of my foot fungal infection?

Yes: See a podiatrist. Oral medication really help with foot fungus. Topical meds help as well but if the nails are infected then you will need something more than topicals. ...Read more

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I have a major excema flare up with a fungal infection on my foot. Can I still workout? And will working out make it worse?

I have a major excema flare up with a fungal infection on my foot. Can I still workout? And will working out make it worse?

Eczema v Fungus: Fungus infections and eczema are two different conditions - the treatment of the tow is different - maybe have your PCP take a look? ...Read more

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Hello I was told in the summer that I was pregnant I however was diagnosed with a fungal infection on my leg the spot is still there I need advice i?

Hello I was told in the summer that I was pregnant I however was diagnosed with a fungal infection on my leg the spot is still there I need advice i?

Lotrimin (clotrimazole): You have to use a topical antifungals daily for 4 weeks; it stops the fungal growth allowing the skin to grow it out. It won't affect pregnancy in that little if any is absorbed. It is called tina corporus, not a danger to pregnancy. ...Read more

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Anyone know how can I get rid of fungal infections, athletes' foot, and the like?

Anyone know how can I get rid of fungal infections, athletes' foot, and the like?

Lamisil (terbinafine): Lamisil (terbinafine) at is a good antifungal to treat athlete's feet. Use it as directed on the label and most get good results. If you do this and the problem persists, you may need to see a podiatrist or dermatologist.

Keep in mind that because you cure an episode of athlete's foot you are not immune to reinfection. Keeping your feet clean and dry: using foot powders, rotating shoes, etc can reduce this. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me if I will ever get rid of my foot fungal infection please help?

Can you please tell me if I will ever get rid of my foot fungal infection please help?

Yes: Hygiene, wearing dry clean socks, cleaning tennis shoes/ sneakers regularly and not letting your feet stay moist for long period of time with topical antifungal can definitly help. Still consulting a dermatologist will help more. ...Read more

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Can foot powder cure a fungal infection on top of the breast?

Can foot powder cure a fungal infection on top of the breast?

Not necessarily: Different fungal organisms cause infections in different parts of the body and different anti fungal medicines are used depending on where and which organisms. You should never use old medicine made for treating one thing to treat a different infection. Consult with your doctor to het a prescription for an appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Could the spray you use on athletes foot be used to cure another fungal infection such as thrush?

Could the spray you use on athletes foot be used to cure another fungal infection such as thrush?

No: Thrush, by definition involved mucus membrane and topical preparations meant for use on skin should not be used on mucus membranes. ...Read more

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Hello, doctors. Atletes foot fungal infection could spred out in our body, entire skin, from toes to head?

Hello, doctors. Atletes foot fungal infection could spred out in our body, entire skin, from toes to head?

Yes: Fungal infections can occur on different parts of your body. It is important to get evaluated and treated properly so it does not get worse, reduce spreading and prevention of secondary issues. See a doctor for evaluation and treatment with possible oral or topical medications. ...Read more

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Fungal infection on foot. Present 8+ yrs. Comes on as blisters, fades over time. I used terbinafine for 9mo. Worked but infections back. What to do?

Fungal infection on foot. Present 8+ yrs. Comes on as blisters, fades over time. I used terbinafine for 9mo. Worked but infections back. What to do?

Infection from withi: You may need an oral antifungal medication to kill the infection from within. In addition, you should get your feet examined to make sure you don't have a bacterial superinfection. Third, disinfect all shoes, slippers, footwear with an antifungal spray/vapor. Fourth, wash all socks in hot water. Either way, have your feet examined by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Can a pregnant women take Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets to treat fungal infection of foot nails infection?

Can a pregnant women take Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets to treat fungal infection of foot nails infection?

I advise against it.: All medications may causer side effects. No one knows, for example, whether this drug might increase th risk of autism. The federal system for labeling drugs dangerous in pregnancy is poor. They up the danger level once teratogenic effects become known. Paint the toenail surface qid with decolorized tincture of iodine--a highly potent fungicide. They will grow out normal. ...Read more

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I have a fungal infection on the left foot and the big toe nail. What should I do?

I have a fungal infection on the left foot and the big toe nail. What should I do?

Keep in mind...: The fda has recently come out with a blanket statement that toenail fungus can not be cured. It is 'managed' by a number of modalities, but it can always come back in the future. Oral antifungal medicines (lamisil), topical medications (formula 3), laser therapy, surgical removal, homeopathic applications (tea tree oil). Talk to a podiatrist for what will be best and most effective for you. ...Read more

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Can you use any anti fungal stuff on any fungal infection? For example: could the spray you use on athletes foot be used to cure another fungal infection such as thrush?

No: Please do not spray any antifungal medications into your mouth meant for athlete's foot. The general prescription by physicians is Nystatin swish-and-swallow for thrush. Please see your physician for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a fungal infection on my penis? The doctor gave me athletes foot cream would that help? Can you suggest more things?

Follow your doctor: You have been checked by the doctor and given antifungal cream, use it if does not get better than follow with your doctor. There are many antifungal creams and most are effective for fungal infections of all kind. ...Read more

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My wife has fungal infection in her leg nails left and right finger nail and she is pregnant for one month, can she take Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets as treatment?

My wife has fungal infection in her leg nails left and right finger nail and she is pregnant for one month, can she take Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets as treatment?

I advise against it.: All medications may causer side effects. No one knows, for example, whether this drug might increase th risk of autism. The federal system for labeling drugs dangerous in pregnancy is poorl. They up the danger level once teratogenic effects become known. Paint the toenail surface qid with decolorized tincture of iodine--a highly potent fungicide. They will grow out normal. ...Read more

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Can getting a large tattoo cause a fungal infection?

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

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Hydro-cortizone, does cause problems with fungal infections.?

Hydro-cortizone, does cause problems with fungal infections.?

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

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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

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What causes fungal infection around penis head?

What causes fungal infection around penis head?

Fungal infections: Diabetes is the most common cause, if you are not circumcised, poor hygiene can cause them. ...Read more

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How to get rid of fungal infection on feet? And its causes. Why it occurs?

How to get rid of fungal infection on feet? And its causes. Why it occurs?

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

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Can you tell me is there an underlying cause of fungal infections?

Low Immunity: Neutropenia (decreased number of white blood cells) antibiotic use and steroid use may predispose to infection by fungi such as candida. ...Read more

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I have vaginal fungal infection what could be the possible causes?

I have vaginal fungal infection what could be the possible causes?

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

Dr. Michael Dugan
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