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What works against candida krusei vaginal infection?

What works against candida krusei vaginal infection?

Clotrimazole: A good drug to try may be topical Clotrimazole (as long as you do not have a known allergy). ...Read more

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Fungal infection in nail by pictures?

Fungal infection in nail by pictures?

Vicks vapor rub: Try applying vicks vapor rub twice daily to the affected nail for 6-12 months. You should see a clearer healthy appearing nail grow in over that time frame as the diseased nail gets pushed out. The recurrence rate with any type of treatment utilized is very high...So essentially it makes little difference in the long run how you treat it. ...Read more

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What cures fungal foot nail infection?

What cures fungal foot nail infection?

Nail fungus: You would be most likely to have success with an oral or paint on antifungal medication prescribed by your physician/ podiatrist or dermatologist. Take care. ...Read more

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Tinea versicolor (fungal skin infection) risk of recurrence?

Tinea versicolor (fungal skin infection) risk of recurrence?

Yes: This condition tends to recur. Best way to minimize recurrence is after infection is adequately treated, use over the counter anti-dandruff shampoo a few times a week as a "body soap" on the area affected by infection. This will help keep the causative yeast under better control. ...Read more

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Toe candida albicans. Is tolnaftate effective?

Toe candida albicans.  Is tolnaftate effective?

The organism: Is not the only consideration. You did not mention if it was skin on toe or the nail. Nials are difficult to treat due to the fact the organisms are ususally under the nail. The thickness of the nail is also a concern. Is the tolnaftate a cream? A soultion? As you want it to be able to get under the nail as well. Try and keep the nail short and soft. Try the tolnaftate ... ...Read more

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Another toe fungus infection, how to fight it?

Another toe fungus infection, how to fight it?

Cool dry feet: For toe fungus it is important to keep your toes cool and dry as the fungus likes to live in the moist, damp area. You have 3 options for treatment including topical, oral antifungals and laser treatment of this condition. See you podiatrist for further help before it spreads to other toes. ...Read more

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Does candida fungus commonly infect the lung?

No: Candida affect mainly the skin or oral mucosa in healthy individuals . In case of immune deficiency then invasive candida diseases could happen ...Read more

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Does a fungal infection means weak immune system?

Does a fungal infection means weak immune system?

possibly: Anyone can get an occasional bout of ringworm, athlete's foot, or vaginal yeast infection. Certain things like total parenteral nutrition (TPN) can predispose to blood stream fungal infections. These situations are normal. Invasive, frequent/recurrent, or difficult to treat fungal infections are very frequently a sign of a weakened immune system. If you are concerned, see a clinical immunologist. ...Read more

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Is naftin (naftifine) anti-fungal cream any good against nail fungus?

Naftin (naftifine): Unfortunately the answer is no and you should go with the laser(cutera)/topical(formula 3) with steri shoe. ...Read more

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Do fungal infections cross the blood-brain barrier?

Do fungal infections cross the blood-brain barrier?

They can: While the blood-brain barrier is a critical regulator of interaction between the blood stream and the brain, it cannot keep everything "out". Many infections, including fungal can spread to involve the brain. Some very serious fungal infections commonly involve the brain (central nervous system-cns). ...Read more

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Can dettol get rid of fungal toenail infection?

Very difficult: First you must determine if you truly have a fungal nail infection. This can be done at your podiatrists office. The lab will then confirm the diagnosis. Topical treatments at best are 15% . Oral medications are 40% to 60%. In my office we use laser because it is 90%. ...Read more

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Do inhaled corticosteroids increase susceptibility to fungal/bacterial resp. infections (besides candida)? Environmental mold, or healthcare exposure?

Do inhaled corticosteroids increase susceptibility to fungal/bacterial resp. infections (besides candida)? Environmental mold, or healthcare exposure?

Not usually: Usually just thrush if you have a normal immune system. Not sure what the second part of your question is asking. Here is some info about on of the inhaled corticosteroids: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/flovent-hfa-side-effects.html ...Read more

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How can the immune system fight a viral infection?

How can the immune system fight a viral infection?

Several: When the body encounters a virus, it may mount multiple responses to it. This include the production of specific antibody, activation of the body's killer cells, production of mediators such as interferons- just to name a few. ...Read more

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