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Can Fungal Infections Cause Heel Not To Heal
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
Fungal infections: Doctor will recommend tuopic antifungal agents.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possibly: They are both fungal infections and suggest that the immune system isn't functioning as well as it should. The biggest cause of immune dysfunction in our society is stress, which can reduce your th1 immunity (allowing more infections) and which also results in an increase in th2 immunity (causing more allergies). Meditate, eat well, exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to be prone to yeast infections around ovulation? If so, what can I do to prevent it? Or to prevent yeast infections in general
Fungal infection: Some people are more prone genetically to fungal infections. ...Read more
Lab diagnosis: At the office or in the clinic, we can get biopsy or aspiration samples from these heel lesions and send them to microbiology lab for culture (specify in order for both bacterial and fungal cultures), gram stain, pas stain & koh. The lab report would tell u what growths they find, whether bacterial (aerobic/ anaerobic) or fungus, with the name of the specific bugs or fungi. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Misery.: An untreated yeast infection can spread on the skin and cause constant itching and burning. The more important question is what is going on in your body that is feeding the yeast. A high sugar diet (this also includes simple carbs like bread, processed flour, rice, corn, pasta) can make it hard to get rid of the yeast. The most concerning possibiliy is diabetes. You should get tested. ...Read more
Is it safe to try and get pregnant with recurring yeast infection. Can yeast infection cause infertility. Can any treatment cause infertility.?
Ok but....: Yeast cannot cause infertility, but the medicine may not be sperm friendly. The good news is that vaginal yeast infections are easily treated. If you get them often please see your doctor. Frequent yeast infections can sometimes be a sign of other health issues such as diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Internal Hemorrhoid Infection can be treated without antibiotics as i have skin fungal infection too so i not able to bear antibiotics? Thanks
A doctor's decision : Within the context of history and physical examination, the treating doctor would be the one to assess the extent of disease and the needed therapy, and not all antibiotics would enhance fungal infection, you may need both: an antifungal and an antibiotic and probably surgery at one point, see a good surgeon with expertise in proctology, best wishes ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Antibacterial antibiotics kill off some of the normal bacteria that colonize the gut, skin and vagina. These bacteria compete with the yeasts that are also part of the normal human flora. When the bacteria are killed the yeast can overgrow causing infection. Antibacterial antibiotics will only make a yeast infection worse but antifungal antibiotics can kill off the overgrown yeasts for a cure. ...Read more
Can chlamydia and gonorrhea cause penile pimples and is it true that bacterial infections can cause mouth ulcers?
Can you tell me is it as similarly possible to detect bacterial and fungal infections in immunocompromised patients as in immunocompetent?
Yes and No: When you are immunocompromised, we cannot rely as well on things like your WBC (white blood cell count) when determining if an infection is present. However, the gold standard tests for checking for infections, the different cultures ( such as a culture of your blood, urine, throat, wound drainage, etc) is as reliable if your immune system is out of whack. SO you may get treated waiting for cxs. ...Read more
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