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How can I cure fungal deseas?

Treatment: Treatment consists of antifungal creams and/or oral medication. You can start with over the counter creams for most skin and vaginal fungal infections. If the area is wide spread or does not resolve with over the counter creams, then you will need to see your doctor for a prescription cream and/or prescription oral medication. ...Read more

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When do you need fungal culture?

When do you need fungal culture?

Depends: My opinion is a culture is almost always necessary to safely and accurately direct the career of a patient. I like to know what I am treating so i tend to culture or do some other confirmatory test, even more so before i consider using a systemic medication. Sometimes a scraping and a look under the microscope with confirm I am dealing with a fungus. ...Read more

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What does fungal dermatitis look like?

What does fungal dermatitis look like?

red and scaly: If a fungal dermatitis is present in your groin or under your breasts it is red and flaky although sometimes you may also get blisters. If it is on other parts of your body it may appear as a red and flaky circle. ...Read more

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Is flexitol a top anti fungal medicine?

Is flexitol a top anti fungal medicine?

No: Over the counter antifungals include micatin, lotrimin, lamisil, (terbinafine) undeaclynic acid.There is also antifungal in shampoo - Nizoral shampoo amd for tinea versicolor- selsun blue. ...Read more

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Why is coccidioidomycosis a fungal disease?

Why is coccidioidomycosis  a fungal disease?

It is a fungus: Coccidioides immitis is the actual name of the fungus that causes the disease coccidioidomycosis. It is a fungal infection because it is caused by a fungus. This is just the same as why a bacterial infection or viral infection is called such. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have fungal sinusitis?

How can you tell if you have fungal sinusitis?

Fungal sinusitis: Sinusitis involves inflammation & infection of the sinuses. Most often bacteria are the cause but occasionally mold & fungi can grow inside. This is most common in patients with allergies and those that have had multiple infections along with chronic sinus pressure and drainage. Sometimes a ct scan of the sinuses can help diagnose fungal sinusitis but often diagnosis is made during sinus surgery. ...Read more

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What is an allergic fungal sinusitis in a child?

What is an allergic fungal sinusitis in a child?

Allergic fungal inf: Answer: extremely unusual. It is actually not clear to me what this means. Children can get fungal diseases, just like adults, but nowhere near as often. More likely in disease states like cystic fibrosis, immune deficiency, leukemia, etc. There is one particular fungal condition, "aspergillosis", common in asthmatics and can also cause sinus infection, which has "allergic" in its title. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have allergic fungal sinusitis?

How do I know if I have allergic fungal sinusitis?

Allergic Fungal: Hello, different pathogens can cause sinus disease. Within the sinuses and nasal cavities exist bacteria and fungi. If conditions occur that lead to infection it could be due to either pathogen. Bacterial infections typically resolve with antibiotic therapy. If sinusitis persists, a resistant bacteria or fungal infection may be present. Culture and/or ct scan will help determine the cause. ...Read more

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How well does hydrogren peroxide work as an anti fungal?

How well does hydrogren peroxide work as an anti fungal?

It does not. I am: Regular user to "clean" my mouth by gargling, and advocate for patients undergoing XRT to head and neck -- it bubbles and dislodges superficial debris but does not clear fungi that reside there...Need Diflucan (fluconazole) for that. ...Read more

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What cream do I use to treat skin fungal on my shoulders?

What cream do I use to treat skin fungal on my shoulders?

SEVERAL OTC: First, are you sure it's 'ring worm' (fungal infection)? Tinea corporis (skin fungus) is a superficial dermatophyte infection. Several over-the-counter creams are helpful but Lamisil (terbinafine) (or generic) tends to work the best due to it's cidal (fungal killing) action. A low potency steroid (hydrocortisone 1% or cortaid) can be added if there is moderate redness (inflammation) hope you are better soon. ...Read more