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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

Dr. Jon Fishburn
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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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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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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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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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Fungal infection in nail by pictures?

Fungal infection in nail by pictures?

Vicks vapor rub: Try applying vicks vapor rub twice daily to the affected nail for 6-12 months. You should see a clearer healthy appearing nail grow in over that time frame as the diseased nail gets pushed out. The recurrence rate with any type of treatment utilized is very high...So essentially it makes little difference in the long run how you treat it. ...Read more

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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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Top alternative medicine for skin fungal infection?

Top alternative medicine for skin fungal infection?

Do you want best?: First determine if it really is fungus! if so, how did it come about? These are very important. Otc antifungal creams are cheap & effective. Science has it all over wichcraft in this area. If you accidently brush your teeth with antifungal cream you need not call a dr. This is not the case with herbal remedies which are not effective and often dangerous as well as more expensive. ...Read more

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Can clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream treat a skin staph infection?

Can clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream treat a skin staph infection?

Absolutely Not: This medication will treat inflammation and a fungal infection . Totally wrong for staph. The betamethazone may help, but the antifungal is a waste. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Jock itch or yeast infection, difference?

Jock itch or yeast infection, difference?

My answer is over: Simplified. Jock itch is caused by a fungus called tinea cruris. It can cause an area of red skin that burns or itches.It is more often seen in men. A yeast infection is caused by a different fungus called candida albicans. It is often seen as an vaginal infection in women. Sxs of yeast infection may include: burning, redness ; itching of the vulva; burning ; clumpy, white non-odorous discharge. ...Read more

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Serious nail fungal infection, what to do?

Serious nail fungal infection, what to do?

Agree w Dr. Singh: Topical anti-fungal treatments are often not effective when an extensive amount of nail has been impacted. Your physician can order you a stronger medication such as Lamisil which can be prescribed for burst treatments. ...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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Fingernail fungal treatment?

Fingernail fungal treatment?

Antifungal: Usually need an oral therapy such as laminal. ...Read more

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Can anti fungal cream or antibiotics heal herpes rash?

Can anti fungal cream or antibiotics heal herpes rash?

NEVER: See a dermatologist for precise diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more

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Can mupirocin ointmentbe used for bacteria vaginosis / yeast infection?

No: It is used mainly for strep or staph skin infections and not effective against the usual bacterial cause of bacterial vaginosis (gardnerella), it also does not treat a yeast or fungal infection, only certain types of bacteria. ...Read more

Dr. Glynis Ablon
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Dermatology (Definition)

Dermatology is a field of study in which a person specializes in skin, hair, and nails; plus disorders such as skin ...Read more


Dr. Michael Dugan
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Fungal Infection (Definition)

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