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Dr. Michael Dugan
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Fungal Infection (Overview)

Fungal infections are clinical conditions in which a person has an infection due to a pathogen called a fungus (in contrast to infections caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites). Fungal infections occur commonly on the skin (including Jock Itch and Athlete's Foot) and can also cause more serious infections in those with weakened immune systems.


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Can high IgE cause fungal infections in vagina?

Dr. Tracy Sinha
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Can high IgE cause fungal infections in vagina?

No: Fungus inf is caused by fungus i feel you meant yeast pl ck your sugar keep it down. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Dugan
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Fungal Infection (Overview)

Fungal infections are clinical conditions in which a person has an infection due to a pathogen called a fungus (in contrast to infections caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites). Fungal infections occur commonly on the skin (including Jock Itch and Athlete's Foot) and can also cause more serious infections in those with weakened immune systems.


Dr. Bryan Levey
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What sort of disorder is a fungal infection?

Dr. Bryan Levey
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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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Treating Jock Itch (Tip)

Treating Jock Itch

Jock itch may actually be an infection (fungal or bacterial) so see derm for correct diagnosis! ...See more

Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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What can I try at home to treat fungal infections?

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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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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Is there a good anti-fungal cream that treats many types of skin fungal infections?

Dr. Joseph Eastern
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Yes.: Most of the commercial antifungal creams do a pretty good job of treating many superficial fungal infections. However, creams cannot reach deeper infections, or superficial ones that have gotten into hair follicles, and will usually require an oral antifungal treatment. ...Read more

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Treating Jock Itch (Tip)

Treating Jock Itch

Jock itch is fungal and origin not bacterial. ...See more

Dr. Markyia Nichols
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Right so I've treated a fungal infection around the anus, penis area cleared up, however feel something when walking in anus, no sign of hermoids?

Dr. Markyia Nichols
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Right so I've treated a fungal infection around the anus, penis area cleared up, however feel something when walking in anus, no sign of hermoids?

Anal symptoms: A fungal infection might cause symptoms of burning or itching in the anal area. Hemorrhoids can occasionally be internal and invisible to the eye. This might also cause discomfort. You can try a hemorrhoidal ointment and avoid constipation by eating lots of leafy vegetables, drinking plenty of water, and increasing fiber. Avoiding sugar and carbs will help prevent the fungus from returning. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Treating fungal infection of toenails naturally?

Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Treating fungal infection of toenails naturally?

Tea tree oil: Is an option.

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Improving Foot Health (Tip)

Improving Foot Health

A great way to avoid athlete's foot infection is to not wear the same shoes 2 days in a row. ...See more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
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How to prevent dandruff in my scalp and dryness in my hair? What's the treatment for fungal infection in my private area? Would this fungus spread?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
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How to prevent dandruff in my scalp and dryness in my hair?

What's the treatment for fungal infection in my private area?

Would this fungus spread?

See below: For dandruff; you can control it with frequent hair washing, it will become less of a problem as you age. For fungal infection in private parts, there are medications available without prescription. You may ask a pharmacist and consult this site for suggestions. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/ringworm-of-the-skin-home-treatment ...Read more

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