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Is it true that there is a fungus that can grow in marijuana that has caused someone to have part of their lung removed?

Is it true that there is a fungus that can grow in marijuana that has caused someone to have part of their lung removed?

Yes : Aspergillosis (as well as many other fungi and microorganisms) can occur in marijuana and tobacco leaves (particularly moldy ones). If the host has a compromised immune system, then invasive pulmonary disease with this fungus (or others) is possible. See . ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more

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What is a serious disease of the lungs caused by the fungus histoplasma capsulatum?

What is a serious disease of the lungs caused by the fungus histoplasma capsulatum?

Histoplasmosis: Histoplasmosis is an initial infection of the lungs giving flu-like or cold-like symptoms...The fungus can sometimes infect the retina (the inside light sensitive lining of the eye). The infection can cause direct damage to the retina and if it affects the macula, central vision may be destroyed. Exposure to histoplasmosis correlates with chicken farming, the fungus lingers in the animal waste. ...Read more

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Treating Nail Fungus (Checklist)

Thin out thickened toe nails and keep nails short
Monthly
Apply topical antifungal
Once
Ask your podiatrist if you should take an oral antifungal
Once
Avoid sharing personal nail care instruments
Once
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Once you have had a lung fungus, can it spread to your brains. Also, it will cause you to start having allegy?

Once you have had a lung fungus, can it spread to your brains.  Also, it will cause you to start having allegy?

Fungal infections: Fungal pneumonias are rare, but in those who have them (usually with some sort of immune compromise), it can spread anywhere, including the brain. That being said, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (abpa) is a syndrome where a fungus can lead to chronic asthma like symptoms and allergies, but is not an invasive infection and would not go to your brain. Talk to your physican. ...Read more

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Can fungus infections cause lung infections?

Can fungus infections cause lung infections?

Yes: Its not very common, but fungus can cause lung infections, its more common in people whose immune system is down "due to aids for example".. ...Read more

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Treating Nail Fungus (Checklist)

Visit the podiatrist
Once
Start with vinegar/water soaks
Once
Ask your doctor about topical keratolytic
Once
If positive fungal culture found, ask about anti-fungal treatment
Once
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Do inhaled steroids for asthma cause disorders like fungus in your lungs?

Do inhaled steroids for asthma cause disorders like fungus in your lungs?

No, they treat it: The air we breathe always has fungal spores in it, and these don't usually cause any problems. When they do, a fungus ball can form (rare), we can get a fungal pneumonia (mainly in immune suppressed patients), or we can get an allergic reaction to the fungus. The last is commonest, and is treated with inhaled and systemic steroids + antifungals. The fungus itself and immune disorders cause it. ...Read more

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Does candida fungus commonly infect the lung?

No: Candida affect mainly the skin or oral mucosa in healthy individuals . In case of immune deficiency then invasive candida diseases could happen ...Read more

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Treating Nail Fungus (Checklist)

Fungus hates dryness. Wear sandals/breathable shoes for toenail fungus
Daily
Soak fungus on nails in a 1:2 apple cider vinegar:water solution
15 Min, Daily for 2 Weeks
Clip off yellow part of nail until completely grown off
Weekly
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I have athletes foot and also a terrible dry cough with gagging. Could they be related? can a foot fungus travel to the lungs if left untreated?

I have athletes foot and also a terrible dry cough with gagging. Could they be related? can a foot fungus travel to the lungs if left untreated?

Unlikely: theoretically possible, practically unlikely. the two are most likely unrelated. you should get your athlete foot treated ...Read more

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Consisting of a florid overgrowth due to exposure to ...Read more

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