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Can I use powders and drying agents on my skin to prevent fungal infections?

Can I use powders and drying agents on my skin to prevent fungal infections?

Fungus & moisture: Fungus like warm moist environments. Areas with skin-on-skin contact (the folds of your body, armpits, groin, under breasts, etc) or increased sweating are more prone to fungal infections than drier skin areas. Drying agents, like powders, can help prevent many fungal infections by minimizing the moist environment they prefer. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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I have chronic vaginal fungal infection. What can I do to prevent this not coming in long term?

I have chronic vaginal fungal infection.  What can I do to prevent this not coming in long term?

Many: See a doctor to check for immune or hormonal condition. Be checked for drug resistant yeast. Avoid diets high in sugar, cotton underwear or no underwear. Avoid thongs. Adding healthy bacteria in diet: probiotics, yogurt, raw apple cider vinegar. Luvana or rephresh to regulate vaginal ph. Boric acid suppositories. Gently douching with 1/2 tsp baking soda/water. Apply gentian violet. Meds. ...Read more

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My rabbit has fungal infection.. ringworm..Does it spread to humans?? Is it zoonois??How can I prevent that?? What r d odds of me getting it frm him?

My rabbit has fungal infection..  ringworm..Does it spread to humans?? Is it zoonois??How can I prevent that?? What r d odds of me getting it frm him?

Stop googling!: yes ringworm spreads from animals to humans. It's hard to give the odds not knowing your contact with your rabbit but I wouldn't be surprised. Just watch for skin changes and likely can start with otc treatment if caught early. ...Read more

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How to prevent dandruff in my scalp and dryness in my hair? What's the treatment for fungal infection in my private area? Would this fungus spread?

How to prevent dandruff in my scalp and dryness in my hair?

What's the treatment for fungal infection in my private area?

Would this fungus spread?

See below: For dandruff; you can control it with frequent hair washing, it will become less of a problem as you age. For fungal infection in private parts, there are medications available without prescription. You may ask a pharmacist and consult this site for suggestions. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/ringworm-of-the-skin-home-treatment ...Read more

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Top alternative medicine for skin fungal infection?

Top alternative medicine for skin fungal infection?

Do you want best?: First determine if it really is fungus! if so, how did it come about? These are very important. Otc antifungal creams are cheap & effective. Science has it all over wichcraft in this area. If you accidently brush your teeth with antifungal cream you need not call a dr. This is not the case with herbal remedies which are not effective and often dangerous as well as more expensive. ...Read more

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Tried and true home remedy to treat skin fungal infection?

Tried and true home remedy to treat skin fungal infection?

Clove oil,tea tree o: Clove oil, tea tree oil, raw garlic, chamomile tea bags directly on the affected area all above have been tried with some success.But if the infection recuurs or does not clear you should consult doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a diagnostic test for fungal infections of the skin?

Is there a diagnostic test for fungal infections of the skin?

See below: Yes. Skin scrapings can be treated with potassium hydroxide and examined under the microscope. In addition, skin scrapings can be implanted on sabouraud's medium. If a fungus is present, it will grow in the medium and produce a characteristic appearance. ...Read more

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It is possible that a fungal infection of the skin drain your energy?

It is possible that a fungal infection of the skin drain your energy?

No it does not: Fungus infections of the skin do not have any systemic effects and do not drain your energy. ...Read more

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Can I use over-the-counter medication to combat skin fungal infections?

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 more

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Can simple skin fungal infection become deadly in immune-compromised people?

Can simple skin fungal infection become deadly in immune-compromised people?

Potentially: If the 'fungus' is untreated; and the person is indeed immunocompromised then potentially yes; rare, but it occurs. ...Read more

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What are the remedies for curing a fungal infection on the skin in the groin area?

What are the remedies for curing a fungal infection on the skin in the groin area?

Antifungal Cream: You can use over the counter anti fungal cream or a prescription antifungal cream, it usually is enough to clear the infection but recurrences are common due to persiperation in that area.Keeping the groin area clean and dry after bathing and putting dry underwears right away after swimming and not to share towels and clothing with others, avoid tight fitting clothes and use anifungal powder. ...Read more

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Why do extremely obese people develop fungal infections in the folds of their skin?

Intertrigo: Intertrigo is an inflammatory condition of skin folds, induced or aggravated by heat, moisture, maceration, friction, and lack of air circulation. Intertrigo frequently is worsened or colonized by infection, which most commonly is candidal but also may be bacterial, fungal, or viral. Intertrigo commonly affects the axilla, perineum, inframammary creases, and abdominal folds. ...Read more

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Is there a good anti-fungal cream that treats many types of skin fungal infections?

Is there a good anti-fungal cream that treats many types of skin fungal infections?

Yes.: Most of the commercial antifungal creams do a pretty good job of treating many superficial fungal infections. However, creams cannot reach deeper infections, or superficial ones that have gotten into hair follicles, and will usually require an oral antifungal treatment. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have been undergoing treatment for skin fungal infection but without any result.?

What do you suggest if I have been undergoing treatment for skin fungal infection but without any result.?

Skin fungal infx: I would ask you first how compliant and how long you have been using the medication.It is not uncommon for the meds to take up to 4-6 months to completely eradicate the infection. If you are a couple of months into treatment and have been using the medicine exactly as prescribed, then I would consider an oral mediation for you after scrapings have been done for culture to identify the exact fungus ...Read more

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