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Dr. Michael Dugan
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Fungal Infection (Overview)

Fungal infection = disease caused by fungus.


Dr. Michael Dugan
552 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

Dr. Glynis Ablon Dr. Ablon
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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 doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
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Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
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Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of 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 dr if you have fever or back pain. Kidney infections are serious
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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 help flush 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 eyes
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If you have pink eye, wash face towels with hot water separately
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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 or a urine test
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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: caffeine, citrus, alcohol, spicy
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Take an over-the-counter analgesic for pain and to soothe 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)

Know it's a common complication of taking antibiotics
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Minimize use of broad spectrum antibiotics & stay out of hospitals
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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

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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