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Tinea versicolor (fungal skin infection) risk of recurrence?

Tinea versicolor (fungal skin infection) risk of recurrence?

Yes: This condition tends to recur. Best way to minimize recurrence is after infection is adequately treated, use over the counter anti-dandruff shampoo a few times a week as a "body soap" on the area affected by infection. This will help keep the causative yeast under better control. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more


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Toe candida albicans. Is tolnaftate effective?

Toe candida albicans.  Is tolnaftate effective?

The organism: Is not the only consideration. You did not mention if it was skin on toe or the nail. Nials are difficult to treat due to the fact the organisms are ususally under the nail. The thickness of the nail is also a concern. Is the tolnaftate a cream? A soultion? As you want it to be able to get under the nail as well. Try and keep the nail short and soft. Try the tolnaftate ... ...Read more

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Skin fungus- skin colour change back?

Skin fungus- skin colour change back?

It can?: Tinea versacolor is the most common type of skin "fungus" that causes color changes. After it is treated the color usually returns to normal. There can be some permanent color change, but that is not usually the case. There are other fungal skin infections that could cause pigmentation changes, but they are not the usual ones. ...Read more

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Can chapped, dry, dead skin on lips be related to toenail fungus or jock itch?

Can chapped, dry, dead skin on lips be related to toenail fungus or jock itch?

Not usually: No, this could be an indication of another problem such as dehydration or autoimmune disease. More information is needed to make a better diagnosis, but not typically associated with fungal infections like jock itch or toenail fungus. I recommend you see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Is tinea the fungus that causes ringworm a mold or yeast?

Is tinea the fungus that causes ringworm a mold or yeast?

Fungus: Multiple species of tinea fungus cause infections known as ringworm and may vary depending on the part of the body affected. They feed on keratin and can be fairly contagious. Estimated that 20% of the population may have some type of fungal infection, and can be transmitted to and from pets as well. Multiple treatments both topical and oral available once correct diagnosis made. ...Read more

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Toenail fungus infection treatments?

Toenail fungus infection treatments?

There are few: There are 3 main treatment options for toenail fungus. The 1st option is an oral medication. The tablets although highly effective do have some possible side effects. The 2nd option is laser treatment, a highly effective option in my experience. The 3rd option is a topical medication, which is the least effective of the three. Consult your doctor for the right treatment for you. ...Read more

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What cures fungal foot nail infection?

What cures fungal foot nail infection?

Nail fungus: You would be most likely to have success with an oral or paint on antifungal medication prescribed by your physician/ podiatrist or dermatologist. Take care. ...Read more

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Skin fungus worries ?

Skin fungus worries
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Don't worry: Be happy. There are lots of easy treatments for a skin fungus. See a dermatologist! ...Read more

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Will clotrimazole cream, 1% treat nail fungus?

no: There is no evidence that it can cure the fungus, tolnaftate with special solution and Penlac (ciclopirox) are the preparations effective topically. ...Read more

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Does fungus or bactria cause itchy scaly scalp?

Both, usually fungus: Both can do it, but usually it is associated more with fungal infections. ...Read more

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Is there a natural treatment for vaginal yeast infections, nail fungus and jock itch?

Is there a natural treatment for vaginal yeast infections, nail fungus and jock itch?

Topical antifungal: Treatment for mycotic or fungus nails include debridement or thinning of the nails and topical antifungal (tolfanate 1%). There is a product this is plant based called fungal free nail solution applied twice daily. ...Read more

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Does candida fungus commonly infect the lung?

No: Candida affect mainly the skin or oral mucosa in healthy individuals . In case of immune deficiency then invasive candida diseases could happen ...Read more

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Could skin fungal infection gain resistance?

Could skin fungal infection gain resistance?

Skin Fungal Infectio: The short answer is yes, it is possible. However, most skin fungal infections are easily treatable, and actually when they don't seem to respond - it is because they were misdiagnosed. Many types of skin conditions look very similar, and often are ultimately figured out after trying several different medications. Thus, if you are in doubt, go to your dermatologist or pcp for help! ...Read more

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What is another name for the fungus candida krusei?

Chocolate: It's used in the manufacture of chocolate. When it ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time, it can cause infections in people. ...Read more

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Is there any natural way to cure candida fungus?

Is there any natural way to cure candida fungus?

Gentian violet: is a natural product that has antifungal properties. It has been used for the treatment of thrush in babies for centuries, by applying it to the insides of the babies cheeks. It can be used in the mouth, but should not be swallowed. It can also be applied to the skin 2-3 times daily. The biggest problem with gentian violet, it stains cloth badly; Overuse can cause "tatooing of the skin". ...Read more

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How does a dr treat systemic candida and fungus at the same time ,with an IV antifungal?

How does a dr treat systemic candida and fungus at the same time ,with an IV antifungal?

IV antifungal meds: Hello, The majority of IV anti fungal medicines are potent and would also treat a yeast such as Candida Albicans. Candida can occur in mild skin and mucous membrane forms, or more severe systemic forms. Some fungi are particularly difficult to treat and require long term IV or oral therapy. It is important to have targeted anti fungal therapy directed by a physician knowledgeable in infections. ...Read more

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Does candida fungus commonly infect the lung?

No: Candida affect mainly the skin or oral mucosa in healthy individuals . In case of immune deficiency then invasive candida diseases could happen ...Read more

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A small blue-green circular spot underneath my toenail, in the middle. I discovered it when I removed my polish. I also have vaginal candida. Fungus?

A small blue-green circular spot underneath my toenail, in the middle. I discovered it when I removed my polish. I also have vaginal candida. Fungus?

Maybe: The two aren't related, however. Which is to say, that the candida in your vagina is albicans (most typically) and the candida (if that's what it is) on your toenail would be a different species of candida. Unless you have diabetes or some other medical condition that puts you at risk for getting candida in multiple areas of the body at the same time, the 2 aren't related. There is cream for toe! ...Read more

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Is there a connection between candida and toe nail fungus?

Is there a connection between candida and toe nail fungus?

Unrelated: These are two different fungi and require different environments to survive. So you have two different kinds occurring at the same time on your body. ...Read more

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Best multivitamin or vitamin to get rid of candida overgroqth and scalp fungus i'm taking gnc probiotic 10 billion conplex ?

Best multivitamin or vitamin to get rid of candida overgroqth and scalp fungus i'm taking gnc probiotic 10 billion conplex ?

Scalp problems: Vitamins in this setting have only limited use. Best to see a doctor for proper evaluation. In this modern age, vitamin deficiencies are rare as long as you eat a balanced diet (and are not vegetarian). I advocate getting vitamins, minerals and micronutrients from food rather than wasting money on supplements. It's a big marketing scam. Try selenium sulphide shampoo while you wait for an apt. ...Read more

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I had fungi consistent with candida species with inflammation do I have hiv?

I had fungi consistent with candida species with inflammation do I have hiv?

Probably not: Candida infections of the mouth and esophagus are frequent findings in patients with hiv/aids, but candida infections especially of the mouth and skin are very common in patients with normal immunity especially those who have recently taken antibiotics. The vast majority of people with candida infections do not have hiv/aids. ...Read more

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What to do if I have read that allergies is cause by candida on the intestine walls. what medicine is effective in killing candida(fungi)?

What to do if I have read that allergies is cause by candida on the intestine walls. what medicine is effective in killing candida(fungi)?

Be more discerning: You're an adult and I hope that you don't actually believe everything that you read. This is not only obviously false (why do different people get different allergies? why don't pathologists such as myself ever see candida there? why don't drugs that really kill candida reverse allergies?) -- it's a cruel scam. Read the blogs -- there are plenty of remedies but no one is ever cured. ...Read more

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Will a cystoscopy with bladder stretching and tissue biopsy include testing for candida fungi and Lyme spirochetes in bladder? I have both conditions

Will a cystoscopy with bladder stretching and tissue biopsy include testing for candida fungi and Lyme spirochetes in bladder?  I have both conditions

Discuss with doctor: The individual performing endoscopy is the person to discuss the nature of the testing they plan to perform. I am not aware of anybody who examines for the presence of spirochaetes in the bladder, although if you insist upon this there are specialty labs which may perform this. It is not by any means a standard test, nor is it likely to be of any benefit in the management of your condition. ...Read more

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My IGg blood test reveal candida albicans, then tested for stool fungi culture which show 'medium growth', I suffer from severe Brain Fog. Advise pls?

My IGg blood test reveal candida albicans, then tested for stool fungi culture which show 'medium growth', I suffer from severe Brain Fog. Advise pls?

Get the right advice: For someone who has a symptom of brain fog, I recommend they meet with a psychiatrist and undergo cognitive testing. Vitamin B12 deficiency may cause this symptom, hopefully your level is normal, as you use supplements. Testing for stool fungi and IGG for Candida is not likely to help explain the cause of your symptoms. Try not to do self-diagnosis- it often leads to errors. ...Read more

Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more


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Fungus (Definition)

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