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Doctor insights on: Can Fungus Grow In Your Lungs

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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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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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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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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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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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My doctor said i have fungus spots in my lungs but that it is common in iowa. I also have walking pneumonia. Is this common?

My doctor said i have fungus spots in my lungs but that it is common in iowa. I also have walking pneumonia. Is this common?

Histoplasma: Your doctor probably told you histoplasma infection that healed with calcification. That is quite common in the Ohio and Mississippi river valleys. See this site for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/fungal/diseases/histoplasmosis/ ...Read more

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If you touch a foot with athletes foot and then you happened to touch your nose, could you get the fungus in the nose, are the lungs at risk?

If you touch a foot with athletes foot and then you happened to touch your nose, could you get the fungus in the nose, are the lungs at risk?

No: The fungi that thrive on feet are not the same ones that cause troubles in the nose. It's human to touch yourself and others; wash your hands when you can, but don't worry about spreading the athlete's foot fungi (which are common in the environment) by simple touch. ...Read more

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Plureal Mass in left lung 5 cm. I did biobsy and pet scan and no evidence of cancer.what is that.is it fungus or worm or what I should do..wheezing?

Plureal  Mass in left lung 5 cm. I did biobsy and pet scan and no evidence  of cancer.what is that.is it fungus or worm or what I should do..wheezing?

Pulmonologist: The possibility of a mass requires more diagnostics, with your symptoms it is possible its pnemonia, much less concerning than a cancer mid-lung. Scanning can help, but a pulmonologist can decide the right test to reduce fear and misdiagnosis. Hopefully you are using a broncholdilator among the medications you are using. The pulmonologist can direct specific therapy and help treat what you have ...Read more

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Operated fungus ball in left maxillary sinus. Now, postnasal discharge(~ right side) in stomach and left lung.Big spleen. Smelly urine. What could be?

Operated fungus ball in left maxillary sinus. Now, postnasal discharge(~ right side) in stomach and left lung.Big spleen. Smelly urine. What could be?

See doctor: Fungal ball in the sinus is not expected to cause urinary , abdominal, or urinary symptoms . If this affects your lung, then one needs to rule out the presence of fungal ball in the lung also. With the large spleen, I suspect that you are having a systemic disease and this requires tests and examination to clarify. By the way, the odor of urine is not usually diagnostic of anything . ...Read more

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Can anybody give me advice about lung fungi how can you get it?

Can anybody give me advice about lung fungi how can you get it?

It varies: based on geographical areas. There are dozens of types of lung fungi but the most common is common mold or Aspergillus. Usually , it is inhaled or activated under immune deficiencies or chemotherapy. One needs to consult a infectious disease or pulmonary specialist. Read more in Webmd, Mayo clinic or E medicine. ...Read more

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I developed itchy inflammed rash on chest after wrongly putting anitfungals on it thinking it was fungus.now the rash is more red n itchs.how to heal?

I developed itchy inflammed rash on chest after wrongly putting anitfungals on it thinking it was fungus.now the rash is more red n itchs.how to heal?

Get it diagnosed: Telling you how to treat a rash over the computer would be a pure guess, and the same mistake could be made that you did. You need to truly have the rash examined and properly diagnosed, so the correct treatment can occur. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can butenafine be used for treating ringworm on chest?is ringworm on chest same fungus as jock itch ,whats the difference in kind of fungi?

Most likely: The antifungal that you have is effective for fungal skin disease Tx. In the groin area you may have yeast or fungus or a mixed infection and the Butenafine may or may not be effective but should do no harm for limited use (2-4 weeks) ...Read more

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Started getting white skin dots on neck and back of neck little on chest , doctor said its fungus , game me cream But they are looking more defined nw?

Started getting white skin dots on neck and back of neck little on chest , doctor said its fungus , game me cream But they are looking more defined nw?

POSSIBLE FUNGUS?: SOUNDS LIKE A CONDITION KNOWN AS TINEA VERSICOLOR. IF SO IT IS WHAT I CALL A "FRIENDLY FUNGUS" RASH. EASY TO CLEAR UP, BUT PATIENCE IS REQUIRED. WOULD BE NICE TO KNOW WHAT CREAM WAS PRESCRIBED. BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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Fungus (Definition)

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