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What are the symptoms of a fungal infection?

What are the symptoms of a fungal infection?

Depends on site: The symptoms of fungal infection depend on the site of infection--skin-lungs-sinus-blood stream-kidneys etc. ...Read more

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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Touched a fungal infection, did i contract it?

Touched a fungal infection, did i contract it?

Possibly: Some fungal infections (tinea, trichosporon...) can be spread by contact or through fomites (objects that may become colonized with the organisms like towels). Handwashing works. Avoid sharing towels and clothing (especially athletic types), wipe down workout equipment with antimicrobial towels. Depends on the agent, duration of contact, and your immune systems function...And good or bad luck. ...Read more

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Why would someone be prone to fungal infections?

Why would someone be prone to fungal infections?

Fungal infections: Depends upon whether you are referring to skin (superficial dermatomycoses), or to systemic fungal infections. The latter are often managed by our fixed tissue immune mechanisms, and may suggest immune deficiency which needs aggressive evaluation. Go see an infectious disease expert and be examined and treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Treatment for fungal infection?

Treatment for fungal infection?

Fungal infection: Fungal infections can be treated with anti fungal creams , powders , or anti fungal tablets. In most cases scrapings need to be done to confirm the diagnosis before anti fungal tablets are prescribed . ...Read more

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How to terminate my nail fungal infection?

Medication: There is anti-fungal medication which is taken by mouth. There is topical anti-fungal medication. There also a laser treatment for fungal toenails which is very expensive and often is not covered by insurance. ...Read more

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Serious nail fungal infection, what to do?

Fungal Nail Infections: Fungal infection of nails is common. The infection causes thickened and unsightly nails which sometimes become painful. Medication often works well to clear the infection. Antifungal tablets will often clear a fungal nail infectionTerbinafine tabletsItraconazole tablets are usually used but you need to se your doctor for script. http://patient.info/health/fungal-nail-infections-tinea-unguium ...Read more

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How do I treat fungal infections on the toes?

Local creams: There are many over-the-counter creams that are effective for fungal infection between the toes. Alternatively, you can take one dose of Fluconazole but you need a prescription for that. ...Read more

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How do I treat my fungal infection on my toes?

How do I treat my fungal infection on my toes?

Many ways: Topical antifungals, natural antifungals, prescription medicine, laser treatment, removal of the toenail. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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


Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Candidiasis (Definition)

Candidiasis is an infection caused by a specific group of fungi or yeast that usually occur in warm, moist parts of the body. Common symptoms include ...Read more