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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
Fungal infection: Some people are more prone genetically to fungal infections. ...Read more
If we are on long term antibiotic course , we are prone to fungal infection ? If yes then what's the reason behind this?
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.
Burning feeling in lungs. Not sick, but not 100% History of allergies and colds. Could this be asthma, infection or inflammation?
18mo no allergies, no CF, no PCD, asthma that meds won't control, constant respirtory infections resist antibiotx. Do some kids just always "rattle"?
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?
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
Since yesterday when i press against right nostril, front tooth hurts.Now tickly feeling in throat&under chin.Asthma?Anxiety?Sinus infection?Allergies
20 asthma severe dust allergy pet fur feather some food allergy recurrent sinus upper respiratory infections pale low energy swollen glands nausea?
No: They are two entirely different issues with entirely different treatments. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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