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Can I Use Over The Counter Medication To Combat Skin Fungal Infections
Yes: There are numerous options for otc anti-fungal medical treatments. They will typically be organized and marketed by location on the body such as scalp, body, or feet. Clotrimazole and terbinafine are two common otc anti-fungals. If your rash or infection is not responding to otc treatment, seek medical attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fungal infections are clinical conditions in which a person has an infection due to a pathogen called a fungus (in contrast to infections caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites). Fungal infections occur commonly on the skin (including Jock Itch and Athlete's Foot) and can also cause more serious infections in those ...Read more
My skin is peeling off b/w by thumb & index finger. It was diagonised as a simple fungal infection but the medication is not working. Cause please.
Skin peeling: Could be fungal versus dermatitis ( allergic) vs eczema Some cremes( lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) in US) contain anti-fungal and steroid which would treat both issues. Also check what your hands are in contact with if caustic chemicals may be contact dermatitis and need the steroids , lotion and gloves as well to protect. rarely psoriasis ( should respond to steroid a bit) f/u with doc ...Read more
Hi:what can I do to stop my toes from hurting, and clear up a fungal infection to them? I have a fungal infection on my toes, and peeling skin in between one toe. My toes hurt, even to wearing socks. My doctor said that the commen medication is very sever
If : If you have fungal infection between the toes (commonly known as tinea pedis), treatment with antifungal powders (available otc) combined with topical antifungal creams such as terbinafine cream can be helpful. They are well tolerated and help in most instances. If that doesn't help, consider a visit to a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment options. I hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Long term therapy: Most medications for the treatment of fungal disease of the nails are very expensive and most insurance companies require prior authorization. T repayment is also long term. Therefore i suggest you see a dermatologist because you will need long term therapy for a cure. ...Read more
Does a fungal infection in the buttocks that have been persistent for 3-4 years sound alarming? Medication suggestions would be great.
Butt Rash: Yes, having a fungal infection for one year is alarming. One has to determine if you have a fungal infection or a yeast infection as the oral medications are different for each infection. You may not have a yeast or fungal infection but a contact dermatitis which is a type of allergic reaction to something that comes in contact with your skin. See your dermatologist for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more
My son has a fungal infection of the scalp for two months now. And has been taking medication too. Anything else I can do to get rid of it?
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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