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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

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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How long can fungal infections last?

How long can fungal infections last?

Fungal infections: That depends upon the fungus, where the infection is located and how it is treated. Go and have a doctor look at this. Good luck. ...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?

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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What are the symptoms of a fungal infection?

What are the symptoms of a fungal infection?

Depends on site: The symptoms of fungal infection depend on the site of infection--skin-lungs-sinus-blood stream-kidneys etc. ...Read more

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What can be done to cure fungal infections?

What can be done to cure fungal infections?

Medication/hygeine: Topical or oral medication as well as steps to mimimize excessive moisture from accumulating and allow proper exposure to air. ...Read more

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How can fungal infections be avoided in women?

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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Touched a fungal infection, did I contract it?

Possibly: Some fungal infections (tinea, trichosporon...) can be spread by contact or through fomites (objects that may become colonized with the organisms like towels). Handwashing works. Avoid sharing towels and clothing (especially athletic types), wipe down workout equipment with antimicrobial towels. Depends on the agent, duration of contact, and your immune systems function...And good or bad luck. ...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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Why would someone be prone to fungal infections?

Why would someone be prone to fungal infections?

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

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What can I try at home to treat fungal infections?

What fungal infect?: The term "fungal infection" can mean many different things. From athlete's foot to vaginitis, thrush, other skin conditions. Generally your primary care physician would be a good source for both diagnosis and suggestions for management. ...Read more

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What diet l should take in oral fungal infections?

See below: There is not a special diet. Although, eating more yogurt would not hurt. ...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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Where am I more likely to contract a fungal infection?

Fungal infection: The most common fungal infections are tinea pedis (athelete's foot), tinea cruris (jock itch), and tinea corporis (ringworm affecting other areas). ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get fungal infections?

Very common: Jock itch and athlete's foot are both fungal infections; both are very common. The deeper (and more serious) fungal infections are far less common in the US, but relatively common in tropical countries, particularly in areas where poverty and malnourishment are also common. ...Read more

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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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When after fungal infection is contracted will symptoms appear?

Varies: Depends which area of the body gets infected, it may take weeks or as early as few days. ...Read more

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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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Rubber watchband giving me fungal infection solutions, what to do?

Stop use: Consider use of band made from a more breathable material. ...Read more

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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 long does a fungal infection last given that mycoban medicine is applied?

How long does a fungal infection last given that mycoban medicine is applied?

Miconazole: Topical antifungal used twice a day and continued for 10 days after all skin manifestations of infection have cleared is the recommended treatment. The rapidity of clearance will obviously depend upon the severity of the condition, the organism causing it and its sensitivity to miconazole, your immune status and a variety of other variables. Be patient. ...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

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I m medical student please tell me which drug should be given for fungal infection?

Antifungal agents: Simple!
superficial topical: gentian violet, nystatin, selenium sulfide, miconazole, ketoconazole, (& other azoles), terbinfine
deep superficial/nailbed: oral fluconazole, itraconazole, voriconazole, terbinafine
candida blood stream: azoles, echinocandins, amphotericin b
invasive fungal infections: alone or in combo: azoles, echinocandins & amphotericin b
adjuncts: inf; g/gmcsf. ...Read more

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In what type of clincial situations would one expect to see more fungal infections?

Fungus: After stress, after antibiotics, after steroids, anything that influences the immune system. ...Read more

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I am suffering from fungal infections and cannot take oral medicines. What can I do?

Fungal infection: Depending on where your infection is ; topical anti-fungals have improved over the years. There are many to try. However, two things: One, make sure you actually have a fungal infection by proving with a skin culture. Two, make certain that the treatment is appropriate for the organism causing the infection. ...Read more

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Do symptoms of invasive fungal infection come and go? Could you have this condition insidiously for 6 weeks? Thank you. Please help.

Very serious: Yes this can be long and difficult process to resolve. Stay in good care of your doctor. You do need complete resolution of this issue ...Read more

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Does the heat effect a fungal infection?

Yes: Fungus and yeast tends to thrive in warm moist environments and occur most frequently in the underarms, under breasts, between toes, groin region. Also like sweaty and hairy areas. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Dugan
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Fungal Infection (Definition)

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