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Can you use any anti fungal stuff on any fungal infection? For example: could the spray you use on athletes foot be used to cure another fungal infection such as thrush?

Can you use any anti fungal stuff on any fungal infection? For example: could the spray you use on athletes foot be used to cure another fungal infection such as thrush?

No: Please do not spray any antifungal medications into your mouth meant for athlete's foot. The general prescription by physicians is Nystatin swish-and-swallow for thrush. Please see your physician for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Dugan
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Fungal Infection (Definition)

Fungal infections are clinical conditions in which a person has an infection due to a pathogen called a fungus (in contrast to infections caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites). Fungal infections occur commonly on the skin (including Jock Itch and Athlete's Foot) and can also cause more serious infections in those ...Read more


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What sort of disorder is a fungal infection?

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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Can you tell me is there an underlying cause of fungal infections?

Can you tell me is there an underlying cause of fungal infections?

Low Immunity: Neutropenia (decreased number of white blood cells) antibiotic use and steroid use may predispose to infection by fungi such as candida. ...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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How common is it for somebody to get fungal infections?

How common is it for somebody to get fungal infections?

Foot fungus: Fungus occurs commonly in humid, warm regions.. It may be athletes feet & toe nails, or jock itch or on the body, face and scalp. There are some fungus germs that attack people and some attack dogs and cats, and some both. Some people have a family tendency to get foot fungus. Some fungi, called yeast, can grow in the vagina and come from taking antibiotics or birth control pills. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to fight fungal infections on skin?

What are some natural ways to fight fungal infections on skin?

Keep it dry: Fungus does not favor dry and heat. So keep skin dry, would kill fungus. Athlete’s foot can be cured if patients walk on hot and dry beach (not dip into water, though). ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a fungal infection?

How do I know if I have a fungal infection?

Rash: If you have a fungal infection on the skin, you will see an annula rash (circular) with and elevated scly border. If the infection is under the nails, there with be debris with lifting of the nail. ...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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What diet i shouldn't take in oral fungal infections?

What diet i shouldn't take in oral fungal infections?

Soft n Non Spicy: Avoid spicy foods as exposure to spices may lead to exageration of burning sensation. There is no dietary cure for the condition, see a dentist and get antifungal rx may be cream, ointment, powder, lozenges or mouth risnes. For specific foods: a good resource can be found at http://www.Thecandidadiet.Com/candida-diet.Htm. ...Read more

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I think I have fungal infection on my back. They are black. What should I do?

Dermatological eval: Encourage you to have this assessed by your dermatologist. He or she can correctly identify the cause for your lesions. Having a head to toe dermatologic evaluation yearly is important. ...Read more

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