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Dr. Michael Dugan
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Fungal Infection (Definition)

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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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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Nail Health (Tip)

Nail Health

Trim the nails to help prevent lifting of the nails which may lead to bacterial or fungal infection. ...See 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
Daily
Avoid irritating fluids and food: caffeine, citrus, alcohol, spicy
Daily
Take an over-the-counter analgesic for pain and to soothe bladder
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What can I try at home to treat fungal infections?

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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Foot Care (Tip)

Foot Care

Applying an anti fungal spray to your shoe gear once a week can reduce your incidence of fungal infection. ...See more

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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Drink at least 2L of water
Daily
Avoid irritating foods
Daily
Empty bladder 4-6 times per day
Daily
Empty bladder after intercourse
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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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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

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