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Could people with asthma or allergies be more prone to fungal infections?

Could people with asthma or allergies be more prone to fungal infections?

Sometimes: People with asthma or allergies, who have mild symptoms and healthy immune systems probably are not more prone to fungal infections. Patients with lots of asthma/allergy symptoms, especially if they have weakened immune systems, can have problems with airborne fungi. Such patients may have worse symptoms when exposed to fungi such as aspergillus, blastomyces, or coccidioides. ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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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Can a bad fungal infection cause rash that hurts/tingle/crawly feeling? I thought scabies/derm says allergy.Prednisone made worse, miconazole helping.

Can a bad fungal infection cause rash that hurts/tingle/crawly feeling? I thought scabies/derm says allergy.Prednisone made worse, miconazole helping.

Not usual: Since prednisone made it worse, I suspect that your problem may be from an anxiety reaction if there is no visible rash. If there is a rash, then one needs to consider other conditions than allergy (which usually causes itching). This is not likely from a fungal infection however. Get a 2nd opinion if needed. ...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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How can I deal with a body that is prone to fungal infections inside and out?

How can I deal with a body that is prone to fungal infections inside and out?

Broad topic: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting fungal infection?

Are some people more prone to getting fungal infection?

Yes: People with immune system disorders, such as aids, are more prone to fungal infections. People on inhaled steroids may get thrush. And, infants tend to get skin fungal infections. ...Read more

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If we are on long term antibiotic course , we are prone to fungal infection ? If yes then what's the reason behind this?

If we are on long term antibiotic course , we are prone to fungal infection ? If yes then what's the reason behind this?

True.: Many places on the body (mucous membranes, skin) have bacteria and fungi living in competition with each other, keeping each other in check. If you kill off one type (with antibiotics) the other type will win and overgrow. ...Read more

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I have asthma and allergies but for awhile i've been trying to push up clear stringy phlegm that also comes out white sometime. Could it be an infection or bronchitis ? Thanks.

I have asthma and allergies but for awhile i've been trying  to push up clear stringy phlegm that also comes out white sometime. Could it be an infection or bronchitis ? Thanks.

Mucus: The nature of mucus or phlegm may not be enough to diagnose infection or bronchitis. In some one with asthma and allergies, there could be several explanations for these symptoms. Please see your doctor for a detailed assessment. ...Read more

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18mo no allergies, no CF, no PCD, asthma that meds won't control, constant respirtory infections resist antibiotx. Do some kids just always "rattle"?

18mo no allergies, no CF, no PCD, asthma that meds won't control, constant respirtory infections resist antibiotx. Do some kids just always "rattle"?

Check for GERD: Kids shouldn't rattle. Should make sure gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) isn't contributing. Also immune work up for immunodeficiency is appropriate. ...Read more

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3 days only on prednisone for asthma - 40mg, 20 mg then 10mg.Feel sinus pain and fullness one side.Could prednisone cause sinus infection? Fungal?

3 days only on prednisone for asthma - 40mg, 20 mg then 10mg.Feel sinus pain and fullness one side.Could prednisone cause sinus infection? Fungal?

Not likely: Steroids put you at risk for infections but don't cause them. I doubt just taking 3 doses of prednisone would put you at any significant risk. ...Read more

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Dec12 told I have asthma. Evry month since nov12 i've had a respiratory infection. Allergies? Or something more serious? Should i get a chest xray?

Dec12 told I have asthma. Evry month since nov12 i've had a respiratory infection. Allergies? Or something more serious? Should i get a chest xray?

Not necessarily : Can you link your attacks to your menstrual cycle? This is sometimes the case. Possibly there is some other thing that you do every month around the same time (go to a particular place, work assignment, etc. Sounds like there is a specific "tirgger" that is causing this problem. Think it out and talk it over with your physician. ...Read more

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Since yesterday when i press against right nostril, front tooth hurts.Now tickly feeling in throat&under chin.Asthma?Anxiety?Sinus infection?Allergies

Hard to tell: You may possibly have a sinus infection at the right but it is unusual to affect the front teeth. Need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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20 asthma severe dust allergy pet fur feather some food allergy recurrent sinus upper respiratory infections pale low energy swollen glands nausea?

Lots of allergies : There are many complaints and symptoms - many of which may be related to your allergies. Go see an allergist and work through your symptoms. ...Read more

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Could anti psoriasis treatment cure a fungal infection ?

Could anti psoriasis treatment cure a fungal infection ?

No: They are two entirely different issues with entirely different treatments. ...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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My toenail fell off, it feels tingly to touch and looks unsightly, negative tests for fungal infection. What could it be?

Dystrophic nail: First of all it still could have been caused by a fungus and the test could be a false negative. Nails can fall off from injury. There are numerous conditions that could cause this. I would want to know if the entire nail fell off or just part. You could try using nail polish with antifungal medicine added. These can be found on the web. It usually takes about 6 months for a new nail to grow. ...Read more

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The opening in my penis is slightly red and burns sometimes. Could this be a fungal infection?

The opening in my penis is slightly red and burns sometimes. Could this be a fungal infection?

Check for Infection: You certainly may have some type of infection. I suggest you go to a clinic or an office of a practitioner near you for an exam and standard lab tests. ...Read more

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Does penis fungal infection could lead to HIV OR AIDS PLS?

Does penis fungal infection could lead to HIV OR AIDS PLS?

Uncircumcised?: Uncircumcised penis may be susceptible to getting a yeast infection especially after contact with a partner with monilial vaginitis. Be sure that you get this checked out. If you don't not have a yeast infection and your partner is circumcised, then ask him to get checked for diabetes. It has no bearing on HIV however. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more