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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. Michael Dugan
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Fungal Infection (Definition)

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


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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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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