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Doctor insights on: Candida Skin Infections

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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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How are fungal skin infections caught?

How are fungal skin infections caught?

Fungal Infections: A doctor can diagnose ringworm based on the appearance of the rash or reported symptoms. He or she will ask about possible exposure to people or animals with ringworm. The doctor may take skin scrapings or samples from the infected area and look at them under a microscope to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can fungus infections cause lung infections?

Can fungus infections cause lung infections?

Yes: Its not very common, but fungus can cause lung infections, its more common in people whose immune system is down "due to aids for example".. ...Read more

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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

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Can TB lymphadenitis cause vaginal yeast infections?

Can TB  lymphadenitis cause vaginal yeast infections?

TB and yeast infect: TB itself does not cause vaginal yeast infection; however, if you are on certain medications, especially antibiotics which can alter your bacterial flora, you are much more likely to develop vaginal yeast over growth and infection. ...Read more

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Are all vaginal infections ""yeast infections""?

Are all vaginal infections ""yeast infections""?

ABSOLUTELY NOT: Yeast is only one cause of vaginal infections, but it is common. Others are caused by bacteria, like gonorrhea and chlamydia, and bacterial vaginosis. Some viruses also bother the vagina, like herpes and hpv. ...Read more

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Does impetigo and other bacterial skin infections always crust?

Does impetigo and other bacterial skin infections always crust?

Crust: Wound infections with strep are more likely to crust. It is often described as having a honey comb appearance. Staph blisters and then drains. Other organisms cause abscesses. So no, not always. All the best. ...Read more

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Are yeast infections contagious?

Are yeast infections contagious?

Yes: Yeast infections are not considered a sexually transmitted disease. But partners do the potential to infect each other. ...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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Chronic red irritated lips fungal infection?

Chronic red irritated lips fungal infection?

Hard to tell: Need more info. Are you a mouth breather? Any allergies? Suggest a dental visit to pursue the answer. ...Read more

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Can herpes cause foul yeast infection?

No: They are 2 different things. Each is treatable but different. STOP TAKING FOLIC ACID UNTIL YOU GET A BLOOD TEST FOR B12. Why take such a huge dose, anyway? ...Read more

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Can hemmorhoid creams cause yeast infections?

Petroluem: Based creams can trap moisture on the skin and being a dark moist area it is a fertile region for yeast to grow. Best to keep the area dry with corn starch powder. ...Read more

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Can herpes cold sores cause a skin bacterial infection?

Can herpes cold sores cause a skin bacterial infection?

Viral infection: Cold sores are a viral infection (herpes simplex virus type 1). However, it is possible that a person could develop a secondary bacterial infection. ...Read more

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If you don't have diabetes can you still eat sugar if you have oral thrush & candida skin infection?

If you don't have diabetes can you still eat sugar if you have oral thrush & candida skin infection?

Always in moderation: It is not common to get oral thrush, if you are healthy and not immunocompromised. WE see this more in young infants, Please confirm diagnosis. Moderate non refined Carbs, will not hurt you. Do have it treated, if confirmed. ...Read more

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Keep getting candida skin infection & oral thrush i don't have diabetes , i take Delura but with a spacer & I also have low potassium & low vitamin D ?

Keep getting candida skin infection & oral thrush i don't have diabetes , i take Delura but with a spacer & I also have low potassium & low vitamin D ?

Boost immune system: Work with your doctor to make sure you don't have an undiagnosed condition which is compromising your immune system. Low vitamin D should not cause this, but take recommended replacement. Low potassium? I don't know. I presume you are rinsing your mouth after use of your inhaler. Avoid sugars/alcohol; avoid foods with mold; soak toothbrush in alcohol after use. May need anti-fungal med prophylaxis ...Read more

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Please help! I have a yeast skin infection rash on my face?

Please help! I have a yeast skin infection rash on my face?

See your doctor: If you have an infection on your face, please see your doctor. If you have a yeast infection you need checked to see why that is happening. You may need a prescription medication to help your problem. ...Read more

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Is there another shampoo like ketoconazole I have a yeast skin infection and I'm out of the prescription shampoo?

Is there another shampoo like ketoconazole I have a yeast skin infection and I'm out of the prescription shampoo?

Most OTC Dandruff: shampoos have anti fungal properties because fungal infections contribute to dandruff.. Pyrithione, Selenium Sulfide, and Ketoconozole are the ingredients you should look for. Topical anti-fungal creams are also available. Ketoconazole might be the most effect of the three. Alternatively you can contact your doctor for a refill. Rx shampoos may have these ingredients in higher concentrations. ...Read more

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I have a red scaly patch near my groin area. I recently took bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds. Could this be a fungal skin infection like a yeast infection?

Jock itch?: It could be a fungal infection, but more likely a "jock itch" than a yeast infection - and unlikely to be related to the recent course of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Feel free to try an otc antifungal cream, but if nothing happens, see your doctor or a dermatologist and find out what it really is. ...Read more

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I have candida (yeast) infection. I put one CLOTRIMAZOLE tablet in my vagina. What can I do more? The symptoms are juste white skin and "creamy"...

Clotrimazole: Clotrimazole is one of the effective medications. There are several others available over the counter but this is going to vary from country to country. You can check wth the pharmacist where you live and ask what options are available. If you are not certain if the infection is yeast or not it is best to have your doctor check and confirm the diagnosis ...Read more

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How are fungal skin infections caught?

Fungal Infections: A doctor can diagnose ringworm based on the appearance of the rash or reported symptoms. He or she will ask about possible exposure to people or animals with ringworm. The doctor may take skin scrapings or samples from the infected area and look at them under a microscope to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can I cure ringworm skin infection?

How can I cure ringworm skin infection?

Anti-fungal cream: You can try an anti-fungal cream like clotrimazole, miconazole, terbinafine, and others. If that doesn't work, sometimes an oral anti-fungal prescription is needed. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a staph skin infection?

What are the symptoms of a staph skin infection?

Boils & cellulitis: Abscesses (boils) or cellulitis (red, hot, swollen, tender skin). ...Read more

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What skin infections are associated with cirrhosis?

What skin infections are associated with cirrhosis?

Infection/cirrhosis: Read the following. <a href="http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3562722/" if this web site does not get you there then try typing in national library of medicine to your browser and go from there. ...Read more

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What type of doctor should you see?For a?Skin infection?

What type of doctor should you see?For a?Skin infection?

Primary Care: See your routine everyday primary care doc. ...Read more

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What will be the best cure for recurring fungal skin infection?

What will be the best cure for recurring fungal skin infection?

Avoid source: Fungal infections can occur from contact with either a pet, another human being infected, or soil. Best treatment is avoidance of the above. If over the counter antifungal creams don't work, then see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a skin infection or allergic dermatitis?

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How can I tell if I have a skin infection or allergic dermatitis?

Itching or soreness: One simple way to differentiate between allergic dermatitis vs. Skin infection is if the area is itchy. Allergic dermatitis will typically be scaly and itchy. Skin infections are normally red, swollen, tender, and not itchy. This rule is not always 100%. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a skin infection no doctor can diagnose or treat?

Medical School/NIH: It may be time to visit the dermatology department/clinic of your local medical school. A medical school is likely to have experts in skin disorders as well as infectious diseases. If, god forbid, that does not resolve the problem, you may wish to contact the national institutes of health. ...Read more

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What do you needs to avoid when you have a fungal skin infection like jock itch?

What do you needs to avoid when you have a fungal skin infection like jock itch?

Heat, moisture: Skin fungi love warm, damp areas such as the groin and feet, which is why jock itch and athletes' foot are so common. Your job is to keep the involved area as cool and dry as possible. In the case of jock itch, wear loose underwear and apply a good powder like zeasorb twice a day. And of course, apply a good antifungal cream or lotion twice a day until the rash clears. ...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


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