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Fungal Hyphae Treatment
Oral fungus: Fungus can live in warm dark places. Your mouth is one of them, and this is often normal. Sometimes, for various reasons, you can get a fungal infection. On occasion, fungus can grow in association with an oral carcinoma, but a fungal infection, in and of itself, is not a sign of carcinoma. However, you should have this discussion with your doctor as to why it may have arisen. ...Read more
What causes epididymitis?
Infections: these include urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted infections (stis), or infections that have spread from your prostate.
Medicine: certain medicines may irritate the lining of your epididymis and cause pain and swelling. Ask for more information on medicine that can cause this.
Trauma: an injury to your scrotum or a catheter or other objects. ...Read more
My guess is tinea corporis which is a fungal infection of the skin .It causes an itchy, red, often ring-shaped rash in these warm, moist areas of your body.
It is common in people who sweat a lot, as do athletes. It usually respond to topical anti fungals creams like . Clotrimazole cream applied topically ...Read more
See a dermatologist: First confirm the diagnosis. The most effective treatment is oral terbinafine. Now costs $10 and is about 60% effective. Usually no side effects or risks. Do not take it if you have active hepatitis. Laser costs over $1000, not covered by insurance, and works about 20% of the time. Either way, it takes a year to grow a new toenail, 6 months for a fingernail. ...Read more
Medical: First it is the practice of medicine so go to a physician or podiatrist. Second it is a laser that requires multiple shots on each nail. Around 200 great toe then total of 300 on the rest of that foot. Results take about a year, repeat treaments may be needed and your daily shoes should be decontaminated from the fungus residing in them ...Read more
Yes: This sounds like the tinea versicolor variant with little pustules around the hair bases. These can become bacterially superinfected. Focus on the fungal infection with a good anti-fungal -- a single big ketoconazole tablet followed by working up an intense sweat in the fitness center might work a minor miracle for you. ...Read more
Strong: Your antifungal treatment should be strong enough for the severity of your infection. A topical medication may be enough for a very mild infection if caught early. However, it may not be enough for a more severe infection. ...Read more
Treatment difficult: Treatment for fungus is difficult and usually requires long courses of treatment as fungi are very slow growing and thus slow to eradicate. You need to talk to doc if you have difficult to treat fungus, because the meds used are very rough on your body, and as I said, you have to use them usually a long time. There are oral meds like Griseofulvin and IV meds like amphotericin and many others. ...Read more
Jock itch: Yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a reddish rash in my cleavage. Almost fishy odor, soggy, itchy. Fungal or sweat related? Treatment?
I have had a fungal rash in my airmpit for the last 6 months. Started treatment in feb and is improving. When should i expect complete resolution?
infections especially in area which are naturally MOIST are VERY difficult to get rid of....Remember KEEP DRY in between applications of whatever your using topically. Take antifungal medication (if that is prescribed) for a few weeks after rash is gone!
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I have been using anti fungal treatment for almost 4 weeks and my ringworm has still not fully disappeared. How do I know if treatment is working?
I have a fungal nail problem.I bought a fungal nail treatment pen from the chemist but I'm not seeing any improvement after 3 weeks.Should I see a dr?
Skip the topicals: With the exception of a few new prescription medication (Jublia, efinaconazole) topical treatments are not effective for onychomycosis (toenail fungus). This is because the fungus lives deep in the nail bed where topicals can't penetrate. The most effective treatment is a prolonged (3 months or more) course or an oral antifungal, I prescribe Laminal (terbinafine) most often since it's quite safe. ...Read more
Yes they can: But it otc stuff doesn't work see your doctor. ...Read more
It shouldn't : After the treatment you shouldn't have any more flaking. You may also have seborrheic dermatitis (i know that's a big word) or a hand dermatitis. I would try rubbing vasaline, petroleum jelly thinly into your hands while they're soaking wet (after shower or hand washing) for 30 seconds then towel dry. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I have been undergoing treatment for skin fungal infection but without any result.?
Skin fungal infx: I would ask you first how compliant and how long you have been using the medication.It is not uncommon for the meds to take up to 4-6 months to completely eradicate the infection. If you are a couple of months into treatment and have been using the medicine exactly as prescribed, then I would consider an oral mediation for you after scrapings have been done for culture to identify the exact fungus ...Read more
ACUTE FUNGAL SINUSITIS MUCORMYCOSIS WITH DIABETES MELLITUS TYPE 2.
What is the treatment for the above Diagnosis?
Mucormycosis: Usually surgery combined with a complex combination of antifungal medications depending upon the organism and its sensitivities. This may be one of several mold fungi (Mucor, Absidia, Rhizopus, and others). Very severe condition with outcomes difficult to predict. Best wishes and hopes. ...Read more
Itchy and inflamed areas of skin. Fungal treatment had no effect. Currently moisturising, taking anti histamines for the itch. Anything better?
I have a fungal infection near my inner thighs, i m taking treatment for the same, but still it is not cure. I have this infection 3.5 yrs.Pls advice?
With proper treatment, fungal infection will not linger for 3.5yrs. If it is indeed fungal, does it clear and return? If so, tests are needed to ensure there is no major underlying reason.
If not, i.e. If it has remained there for this period, it might be that your treatment is irregular or some other diagnosis may beresponsible. ...Read more
No: They are two entirely different issues with entirely different treatments. ...Read more
I am experiencing marks like ringworm on chest , can any anti-fungal cream be used for treatment or please advise ?
Specific creams: For the most part, for typical "ringworm" or tinea corporis infections, which are usually caused by Trichophyton group. Other fungal skin infections include tinea versicolor (Mallesezia furfur) or Candidal skin infection usually in skin folds (Candida albicans). The best option for ringworm would probably be Clotrimazole or terbinafine (terb does not tx yeast) ...Read more