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Can dettol cure fungal infection on the skin?

Can dettol cure fungal infection on the skin?

No: It will only irritate it. Anti fungal preps are available otc. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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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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Is it a good idea to use dettol for ichiness at the groin and inner thigh area, seems to be a fungal infection?

Is it a good idea to use dettol for ichiness at the groin and inner thigh area, seems to be a fungal infection?

Dettol: This will probably not help treat the fungal infection. You need to have the fungal type diagnosed and then treated with an appropriate medical which may involve topical as well as oral medication. ...Read more

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Is dettol harmful to use in testicles and penis? I had applied there because I got fungal infection?

Is dettol harmful to use in testicles and penis? I had applied there because I got fungal infection?

Yes, . ...: Yes, you can try as you have used to other sites of body. If you doubt developing undue effects, stop its use. Of course, over-jealous usage + physical cleansing is not advisable for anywhere of body surface, just in moderation since natural skin usually has its own protecting effect for us. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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I have got two to three pimple like things in my pubic hair region. What does those indicate. I recently suffered fungal infection applying onabet...

May be again fungus: You might be still having fungal infection and it may not be responding to on abet ointment so you need another medicine. Other possibility is that you have another infection like warts. Let your doctor examine you and will decide about the treatment. ...Read more

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Fungal infection in my beard chin area&hairs r falling from beard. Dr. adviced me to apply surfaz-sn & have some tablets. Any side effect of surfaz-sn cream. Will hair grow back? Or patches will be left in my beard? Thanks.

Fungal infection in my beard chin area&hairs r falling from beard. Dr. adviced me to apply surfaz-sn & have some tablets. Any side effect of surfaz-sn cream. Will hair grow back? Or patches will be left in my beard? Thanks.

BEARD FUNGUS: IF YOU MEAN SULFACETAMIDE OR ANY OTHER SULFA PILL THERE ARE MANY SIDE EFFECTS.
YOU SHOULD PROVIDE US DOCTORS WITH THE EXACT NAMES OF YOUR MEDICATIONS INCLUDING THE PILLS AND THE CREAM.
OTHERWISE THERE IS NO WAY TO GIVE ADVICE. . .
GOOD LUCK. ...Read more

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Could I be resistant to clotrimazole after applying it to a fungal infection under my lip for 2 months now?

Fungal infection: Clotrimazole is used to treat yeast infections of the vagina, mouth, and skin such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and body ringworm. It can also be used to prevent oral thrush in certain patients. It is entirely possible that the particular fungus you are treating is resistant. ...Read more

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I've got fungal infection and its burning and my toe fingers are swelling. .. Got a bad pain what should I apply? Please suggest

I've got fungal infection and its burning and my toe fingers are swelling. .. Got a bad pain what should I apply? Please suggest

Fungal infection: If it is a fungal infection then there are many good choices over the counter in your local pharmacy to start with. Terbinfine is an excellent choice. For pain take some Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin. If you are swelling you should seek local help as you can develop a bacterial secondary infection and may require a prescription for antibiotic ...Read more

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Non itchy tiny red pimple-like bumps on my upper chest. I have been applying a steroid cream for a fungal infection, then these bumps appeared.

Non itchy tiny red pimple-like bumps on my upper chest. I have been applying a steroid cream for a fungal infection, then these bumps appeared.

See a dermatologist: Steroid cream is not good for fungus infections, often makes them worse. Probably not fungus, though. It is not possible to define this without an inspection of the skin, preferably by a skin specialist. ...Read more

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Treated a fungal infection around back passage inner thigh scrotum and penis area, everything cleared but scrotum still red do I keep applying cream?

Yes: You have a fungal infection, sometimes called "Jock Itch". Use an antifungal cream or powder that contains terbinafine, miconazole, or clotrimazole. You can buy these products without a prescription. Brand names include Lamisil, Lotrimin, Micatin. Follow the directions on the package, and don't stop using the medicine just because your symptoms go away and continue until redness is gone. ...Read more

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Hi. I have a fungal infection on the back of my ear. The doctor gave me fucicort and elica-m. How should I apply both? Are these harmful?

Hi. I have a fungal infection on the back of my ear. The doctor gave me fucicort and elica-m. How should I apply both? Are these harmful?

No: The rule of thumb is to wait 30 minutes before applying the next topical medication. However I don't see any problem even if you apply the creams one after another. ...Read more

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My son's nail are peeling off and he pee a lot. His pedia said that it was fungal infection. My son is in 3 weeks of applying antifungal cream?

My son's nail are peeling off and he pee a lot. His pedia said that it was fungal infection. My son is in 3 weeks of applying antifungal cream?

Deep fungus: Deeper fungal infections can occur in the hair and nails and often don't respond well to topical medications. Oral anti fungal preparations may be more appropriate. ...Read more

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How does a person get a fungal infection?

How does a person get a fungal infection?

By catching one: An infection is a condition in which a germ enters your body and causes it harm. There are three main categories of germs: viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Fungi are full single cells that can join together into threads. If these enter your body, you can get a fungal infection. You get them by contact with someone who has a fungal infection or just fungus on their skin. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is a fungal infection?

Infection: Fungal infections can occur on the skin (ringworm, some diaper rashes, athlete's foot, others), on nails, in the genitals (yeast infections), in the mouth (thrush), or less commonly internal organs. Different fungi come from different places, they have different symptoms, and are treated different ways. Some require only a cream, some oral medication, and some IV medication. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a fungal infection?

Fungal infection: There are dozens of different fungal infections, some superficial skin infections, others systemic, some a combination of both. Cannot answer your question as asked. Be more specific and ask again. ...Read more

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How can fungal infections be avoided in women?

Depends: This question is too general. Why are you asking? There are hundreds of different fungus infections which occur in different people for different reasons. ...Read more

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Can a fungal infection be what's making me ill?

Possibly: However, without any details of your illness, it is impossible to hypothesize about the cause of your problems. Please discuss your concerns with your doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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