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Ear Fungus In Humans
Pain, itch: Ear fungus is often the result of an over-wet ear canal. It can come after being treated for other types of ear problems and needs to be diagnosed and cleaned out by an ent. Don't leave it untreated since it can progress and destroy your hearing, balance and even get into the brain. ...Read more
My problem is white fungus in ear what is the correct ear drops we can use. And also the tablets.?
Vinegar/ debridement: First order of business it to remove the fungus and debris in your ear. An ENT will do that. If your ear drum is intact, irrigating it with vinegar/water mixture is helpful. Other possibility is a ink dye that your ENT has. You need both to succeed as ear fungus can be stubborn. ...Read more
Sir I have white fungus in my inner ear for past 6 months. I consult many dr but my problem are not solved the fungus produced continues sound?
My brother 30years is having fungus in his ears he cleans it using cotton swab but it develops again please suggest what to do?
Ear fungus: First, he should make sure it's really fungus. Could just be a lot of wax? Or maybe a bacterial infection? His doctor can do a "culture" and see for sure what it is. If he's getting fungal infections regularly, he should also be tested for diabetes. Wish your brother best of luck! ...Read more
My dad has a bad pain in his ear and went to the doctor, and the doctor found fungus in his ear. What could have caused the fungus?
My chihuahua has some dead skin in his ears and tends to scratch his ear. Is that a fungus I might catch?
I still have frequent urination after having been exposed to black mold, also caused ear fungus. What might I do to help my body detox?
No connection: Exposure to black mold does not cause urinary symptoms. Ear fungus, (I assume external ear canal) can happen in any person, particularly after wetting ear repeatedly. No need for detoxification, but see your physician to have your urine tested. There are many causes for frequent urination, including infection, certain diseases and even anxiety. So go and get checked out. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my father has a bad pain in his ear and went to the doctor, and the doctor found fungus in his ear. What is that caused from?
Ear infection: Most of the fungal ear infections are due to moisture buildup in the ear. It can be effectively treated. It is painful and should be treated as early as possible. Daily ear drops may be helpful. ...Read more
There's a white ring type condition near my right ear. It's probably fungus. I tried using anti-fungal shampoo & cream like canisten. Other remedies?
Staph infection or fungus for months I had a lesion on top of my head where I fell & hit the blacktop. It did not get better but near the 1st of dec it started running and hair falling out in large chunks. I also started having an ear infection. With no I
Have it evaluated.: Hair falling out in large chunks is not normal... Have it evaluated. ...Read more
How can you tell if you have a bacteria, viral, or fungus sinus infection? Did CT scan gave me amoxicillian. Didn't work. Sinus won't drain. Ear pus though
Culture: We usually don't culture sinuses, but that would be how you could find out. If you have pus from your ear, your doctor could culture that. It may still be bacterial but the bug was resistant to amoxicillin. Fungal is much rarer, viral will resolve in 2-3 weeks on own. Another common cause of sinusitis is allergy and taking nasal steroid spray may help with that. ...Read more
I have a fungus in my left ear went to sent he gave me neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates and hydrocortisone ear drops will this make my ear better?
What's the best treatment for the fungi in the ear and how to avoid it? It's happened to me twice since two months!
Ear: How do u know it's fungus? 1) need exam ear.2) more detail. Yes monilia is common invader canal whenever ph or acidity is changed- ie shampoo. Safe method is equall parts alcohol and white vinegar to change acidity. As rx called vosol (acetic acid and propylene glycol). Ethanol alcohol sold in pharmacies behind counter but isopropyl ok. Twist end paper towel into wick to draw any fluid out after use of 4 drops 4xday. Also saline. ...Read more
How come when I use Candibec Lotion on my ears as prescribed by my EENT to treat my Otitis Externa (It got fungi insisde), it hurts so much. I drop it?
Candibec is a combination of antifungal and steroid drops. Otitis externa can be very painful. If is getting worse call your doctor as the pain should be getting better. There are several types of infections that this can be. Are you swimming as this may make it worse.
Hold the med only with the doc permission or go the urgent care center if you cannot get appt.
See them now. ...Read more
Can my ear be exposed to change in air pressure like going in higher places like baguio (philippines)using a vehicle. Doctor said that I have an infection in the canal (white fungi can be seen) (happened after swimming)?
Probably: If the infection is just in the canal it will not be effected by changes in pressure. Even non-infected ears will feel pressure changes but it will not make the infection worse. ...Read more
Oral medicine: Tinea capitis is the name of the most common fungal infection that children get on the scalp. A common way to get it is by close contact with another person, and especially sharing hairbrushes, barettes, hair rollers, hats, etc. There is also a form that is transmitted by pets (cats and dogs.) it is treated by taking an oral prescription medicine (pills or liquid) for up to 6-12 weeks. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for reuccaring back head fungus that won't respond to creams or tablets?
I have this itchy flaky stuff on my head and can't get rid of it I was told its fungus how do I get rid of it its thick and bothersome?
My 28 month old son has an apparent fungus in his head which caused some of his hair to fall off leaving a patch what meds can I use?
Needs prescription: He needs to see his doctor and will need prescription medicine called griseofunvin and an anti fungal shampoo. So make an appt with the pediatrician. ...Read more
How to cure the fungus and psoriasis on the head? Pls advice the name of External lotion /medicine /shampoo
Try: This: coconut oil with sea salt, apply and later wash with herbal tree shampoo. ...Read more
There is fungus and dandruff in my head and and causes of hair fall. How I recover my hairs again, please suggest me any good and safe way.
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Scalp fungus area behind my head hair looks like it won't grow someone pointed out it could b stress or fungus.
In-person visit: Your best information would come from either your primary care physician or possibly a dermatologist looking at the area you're concerned about. ...Read more
I have a few bumps on my head that hurt, mosquito bite sized. I had a fungus (forget medical name) on my back recently. What is it? Treatment option?
My brother has head fungus but it doesn't look like ringworm. It looks like red patches in random shapes. Is it contagious? How do I avoid it forever
Tinea capitis: If your brother is being treated properly with oral & local antifungal medications, he should not be contagious after 48 hrs of starting the treatment, don't share towels & sheets, his should be washed in hot water, dried in dryer, & if possible ironed. I hope that answer your questions. Good luck. ...Read more