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Can I put ketoconazole on an elbow that seems to have a fungal infection?

Can I put ketoconazole on an elbow that seems to have a fungal infection?

Get a diagnosis: Elbows are unusual locations for fungal infections, so if Ketoconazole Cream has no effect, see a dermatologist and get a diagnosis (psoriasis is more likely) and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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Can I put ketoconazole on a fungal infection?

Can I put ketoconazole on a fungal infection?

Generally yes: Fungal infections of the skin are very common. They are sometimes referred to a 'ring worm', even though worms and not involved. Ketoconazole is a commonly used anti-fungal medication which may be effective. However, topical medications are not effective for scalp infection; an oral medication is needed. See your doctor if the rash persists. ...Read more

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Treating fungal infection in armpit with ketoconazole. Can antiperspirant be worn with the cream, which should be put on first?

Treating fungal infection in armpit with ketoconazole. Can antiperspirant be worn with the cream, which should be put on first?

Good question: I would suggest applying the antiperspirant first, wait about 15-20 minutes and then apply the ketoconazole sparingly. On the other hand you might, if you do not perspire a lot hold off on the antiperspirant for a week and just apply the ketoconazole daily for a week. ...Read more

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Are fungal infections/yeast the main infection on the scalp or are there similar infections? And is Nizoral (ketoconazole) good to use?

Are fungal infections/yeast the main infection on the scalp or are there similar infections? And is Nizoral (ketoconazole) good to use?

Topical Antifungal: Nizoral (ketoconazole) is ketoconazol which is a treatment for fungal infection. It is available in tropical preparations and shampoo. It is used for scalp fungal infections that can lead to problems including hair loss. Similar infection in the skin can occur anywhere in the body and can be treated with ketoconazol. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Rash: 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

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I had fungal infection under arm naw that's gone I am inching all over with little red spots ?

See a doctor: Not likely to be related to a superficial fungal infection. This needs to be seen and a history and exam obtained to establish the cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a fungal infection?My back and upper arm is so itchy and its having a white spots like a map

What are the signs of a fungal infection?My back and upper arm is so itchy and its having a white spots like a map

Depends on type: Candida/yeast is creamy white, tends to occur in skin folds, groin, under breasts. Tinea versicolor doesn't tan, has irregular borders, slightly scaly edges. Tinea corporis/ringworm starts as red spot that grows outward in ring shape; edge is raised, scaly; center appears normal. Vitiligo (not a fungus) is patches of hypopigmentation. Skin scraping & test for fungus by doc can be a start. ...Read more

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Can a fungal infection under the arm cause persistent axillary lymph node/general swelling of armpit?

Can a fungal infection under the arm cause persistent axillary lymph node/general swelling of armpit?

YES: but it's not fdue to the fungus its due to bacterial infection "complicating" the fungal rash. I think you need ANTIBIOTICS.. Call your Primary Care Physician or CONTACT us on Health Tap Prime/or go to Walk in unit! Hope this Helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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For 6 days I have been treated with oral Flucanasol for fungal infection - started under picc line dressing. Now L arm aches with Left jaw & ear pain?

For 6 days I have been treated with oral Flucanasol  for fungal infection - started under picc line dressing. Now L arm aches with Left jaw & ear pain?

Get medical help: Is your arm, jaw and ear pain on the left side? The pain you are having may be due to blood clots that occurred due to PICC line. It is also possible that you developed vein infection called phlebitis. At any rate you need to see a doctor quickly. ...Read more

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Is the philtrum a common place to have a fungal infection?

Not really: You could possibly get a fungal infection there, but a bacterial cause from a nasal vestibulitis is more common. Is it in the nostrils too? It could also be an allergic reaction to a topical medication, if you are using one. If it is in the nostrils too, topical Mupirocin or bactroban 2% ointment 2-3 times per day in the nostrils will help. I would see an ENT doctor or derm anyway. ...Read more

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Ketoconazole (Definition)

This medication is used to treat fungal infections. In dentistry it is used for oral ...Read more


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Fungal Infection (Definition)

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