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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Iam still having my anal area skin pink like irritated , i want it normal what to do, i looks irritated or like fungal , sometimes itch but less?
Get diagnosed: I know it can be embarrassing having a dr. Look at that area, but an examination would be warranted and would allow for the area to be properly diagnosed so you could get the right treatment. ...Read more
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 (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
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
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
Avoid it: If you can . Doesn't sound very sanitary. ...Read more
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