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Dr. Michael Dugan
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Fungal Infection (Overview)

Fungal infection = disease caused by fungus.


Dr. Michael Dugan
555 doctors shared insights

Fungal Infection (Overview)

Fungal infection = disease caused by fungus.


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What sort of disorder is a fungal infection?

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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Fungal infection (Tip)

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

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask your doctor about TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint), as it could cause ear pain
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Look for ear pain or ear drainage, as they are both signs of infection
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See a doctor if you think you have an ear infection
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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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Is there a good anti-fungal cream that treats many types of skin fungal infections?

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 a Kidney Infection (Checklist)

Call your doctor if you have a fever or back pain
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Begin your antibiotic immediately and complete the entire course
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Drink plenty of fluids to stay well hydrated and to help flush the infection
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Get plenty of rest and sleep to help your body fight the infection
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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?

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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Fungal infection (Tip)

Allowing your toenails to grow straight and square will help prevent ingrown nail infections. ...See more

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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
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Do not occlude or cover your eyes
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If you have pink eye, wash face towels separately with hot water
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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?

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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What do you suggest if I have been undergoing treatment for skin fungal infection but without any result.?

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

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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic
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Drink plenty of fluids to help dilute the urine and flush the bladder
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Avoid irritating fluids and food, such as caffeine, citrus, alcohol, and spicy foods
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Take an over-the-counter urinary analgesic for pain and to soothe the bladder
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What can be done to cure fungal infections?

What can be done to  cure fungal infections?

Medication/hygeine: Topical or oral medication as well as steps to mimimize excessive moisture from accumulating and allow proper exposure to air. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use hydrogen peroxide cleansing to get rid of fungal infections?

Safe but will not...: You still need antifungal cream or medicine to get rid of fungal infection. ...Read more

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Treating Clostridium Difficile Infection (Checklist)

Minimize use of broad spectrum antibiotics, as clostridium difficile infection is a common complication
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Stay out of hospitals as much as possible
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Use probiotics to outcompete the clostridium difficile bacteria
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I m medical student please tell me which drug should be given for fungal infection?

I m medical student please tell me which drug should be given for fungal infection?

Antifungal agents: Simple!
superficial topical: gentian violet, nystatin, selenium sulfide, miconazole, ketoconazole, (& other azoles), terbinfine
deep superficial/nailbed: oral fluconazole, itraconazole, voriconazole, terbinafine
candida blood stream: azoles, echinocandins, amphotericin b
invasive fungal infections: alone or in combo: azoles, echinocandins & amphotericin b
adjuncts: inf; g/gmcsf. ...Read more

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Can a pregnant women take Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets to treat fungal infection of foot nails infection?

Can a pregnant women take Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets to treat fungal infection of foot nails infection?

I advise against it.: All medications may causer side effects. No one knows, for example, whether this drug might increase th risk of autism. The federal system for labeling drugs dangerous in pregnancy is poor. They up the danger level once teratogenic effects become known. Paint the toenail surface qid with decolorized tincture of iodine--a highly potent fungicide. They will grow out normal. ...Read more

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Can I use powders and drying agents on my skin to prevent fungal infections?

Can I use powders and drying agents on my skin to prevent fungal infections?

Fungus & moisture: Fungus like warm moist environments. Areas with skin-on-skin contact (the folds of your body, armpits, groin, under breasts, etc) or increased sweating are more prone to fungal infections than drier skin areas. Drying agents, like powders, can help prevent many fungal infections by minimizing the moist environment they prefer. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get fungal infections?

Very common: Jock itch and athlete's foot are both fungal infections; both are very common. The deeper (and more serious) fungal infections are far less common in the US, but relatively common in tropical countries, particularly in areas where poverty and malnourishment are also common. ...Read more

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Could a localized fungal infection be causing hair loss?

Could a localized fungal infection be causing hair loss?

Yes: A localized fungal infection can attack the hair fiollicles and cause a patchy hair loss. See your family doctor or dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How long can fungal infections last?

Fungal infections: That depends upon the fungus, where the infection is located and how it is treated. Go and have a doctor look at this. Good luck. ...Read more

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How does a person get a fungal infection?

By catching one: An infection is a condition in which a germ enters your body and causes it harm. There are three main categories of germs: viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Fungi are full single cells that can join together into threads. If these enter your body, you can get a fungal infection. You get them by contact with someone who has a fungal infection or just fungus on their skin. ...Read more

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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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How do I know if I have a fungal infection?

How do I know if I have a fungal infection?

Fungal infection: There are dozens of different fungal infections, some superficial skin infections, others systemic, some a combination of both. Cannot answer your question as asked. Be more specific and ask again. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a fungal infection?

Depends on site: The symptoms of fungal infection depend on the site of infection--skin-lungs-sinus-blood stream-kidneys etc. ...Read more

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What can be done to cure fungal infections?

Medication/hygeine: Topical or oral medication as well as steps to mimimize excessive moisture from accumulating and allow proper exposure to air. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more