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Is penis fungal infection contageous through oral sex?

Is penis fungal infection contageous through oral sex?

Yes: If you have a yeast infection on your penis, it is conceivable that it could be given through oral sex, especially if the other person has some underlying susceptibility to the fungus, be it diabetes, hiv, or other immune dysfunction.

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Touched a fungal infection, did I contract it?

Touched a fungal infection, did I contract it?

Possibly: Some fungal infections (tinea, trichosporon...) can be spread by contact or through fomites (objects that may become colonized with the organisms like towels). Handwashing works. Avoid sharing towels and clothing (especially athletic types), wipe down workout equipment with antimicrobial towels. Depends on the agent, duration of contact, and your immune systems function...And good or bad luck.

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How can I treat my skin fungal infection?

How can I treat my skin fungal infection?

Fungal infections: Are usually treated with oral or topical antifungals.

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Can I put ketoconazole on a fungal infection?

Generally yes: Fungal infections of the skin are very common. They are sometimes referred to a 'ring worm', even though worms and not involved. Ketoconazole is a commonly used anti-fungal medication which may be effective. However, topical medications are not effective for scalp infection; an oral medication is needed. See your doctor if the rash persists.

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Advice? I need to be rid of a fungal infection?

Fungal infection: Typically, for the majority of people, it is relatively easy to treat 'fungal infections' using both over-the-counter medications, or medications that only we can provide you. However, there are a variety of factors that determine how 'easy' it is to treat including where it is located, your present medical problems and medications that you are presently taking. Thus, follow up with pcp.

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Can I get fungal infection by sharing emory board?

Yes.: That is why it is illegal, in many states, for nail salons to reuse emery boards - they are required to throw them out after one use. Never use someone's used emery board.

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Can I become re-infected once I've had a fungal infection?

Can I become re-infected once I've had a fungal infection?

Unfortunately, yes: Yes, it is possible. The skin infections often recur in the same patient. Athlete's foot, for example, is a common type of fungal infection that may occur many times in a patient's life. Other types of fungal infections can occur on multiple occasions as well. They are typically not like a stable virus or bacteria that one can receive a vaccine for. Fortunately most fungal infections are benign.

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I have vaginal fungal infection what could be the possible causes?

I have vaginal fungal infection what could be the possible causes?

See below: Factors that disrupt the natural balance of microorganisms that live in the vagina predispose you to this. Examples include: antibiotic use; douches/feminine sprays; scratches in the vagina (from tampons); tight clothing or underwear (hot, moist, irritating); hormonal changes; birth control pills. I assume you are healthy and therefore I will not go into the other more rare causes.

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I have vaginal fungal infection, what could be the possible causes?

I have vaginal fungal infection, what could be the possible causes?

Maybe changes in pH: Maybe some changes in the ph (acidity) inside the vagina allowed candida yeast to over-grow and cause itching, discharge, etc...

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I have regular skin fungal infection, can you please tell me one time solution to stop this?

I have regular skin fungal infection, can you please tell me one time solution to stop this?

Depends: If you typically have athlete's foot or jock itch using powders to keep the area dry may help. If you haven't already, consider talking to your doctor to check to see if you have diabetes if you have a family history for it as this can be associated with fungal infections.

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I've got a fungal infection around the back passage how does this happen if I'm very hygienic?

Not sure: One can get a fungal infection in the rectal area if you are an individual that is active and involved in sports. If you sweat a lot it is not uncommon and does not have to do if you are very hygienic as you say. If you are having rectal intercourse this might be one reason. The other thing that comes to mind is if you are a diabetic this might occur. If this continues see your doctor.

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What kind of ointment? For fungus? I have 1for inflamations, if I had a fungal infection it would itch right!

What kind of ointment? For fungus? I have 1for inflamations, if I had a fungal infection it would itch right!

Hard to say?: A proper diagnosis is always the most important thing. Otherwise it is just guesswork. Fungal skin infections for the most part will have itching. It can be flat and scaly or raised, red and scaly. It may have a bulls eye appearance or be flat and flaky. A good topical otc anti-fungal is terbinafine (lamisil). If used for a couple of weeks and no progress, you must be seen. Again, guesswork!

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I am suffering from fungal infection in my genetial area. The infection keeps spreading, what are it's cures?

I am suffering from fungal infection in my genetial area. The infection keeps spreading, what are it's cures?

Dermatomycoses: This needs to be seen to be properly assessed and managed. Generally superficial fungal skin infections of this nature are managed well with topical antifungal medications, but occasionally may require systemic therapy. See your doctor. Best wishes.

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I have a bad skin fungal infection for about a month, barely started medicating correcly. How long will it clear up, and what meds most effective?

Depends: If the fungal infection is tinea - like ringworm and it has been there for a month then the best treatment would likely be topical terbinafine AND oral terbinafine for at least 14 days. If it is in the scalp then treatment takes longer. If it is more of a yeast infection - like jock itch - then fluconazole might be more effective. That would be treated for 2 - 10 days depending on severity.

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I have fungal infection on gorin. I consulted dermotologist and used medicines. Infection reduced but not completely. After that I had consulted many?

Call them back: If the medicines worked a bit, then there was some response, suggesting they were on the right track. Often there are escalating forms of treatment, more intense medications, etc. You should contact the doctor who was on the right track, and see what he wants to try next. There might be a stronger medication or a consideration of why this isn't better and something you can do to help.

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Docts, told me 3times that I have fungal infection, itwas gone, but by the 3rd time it returns but is only in coxis, a red circle that itch, it continue?

Docts, told me 3times that I have fungal infection, itwas gone, but by the 3rd time it returns but is only in coxis, a red circle that itch, it continue?

Dermatology: Without a photo this is impssible to diagnose; howver this sounds like it might be tinea corporis (ringworm) - not really a worm- but a raised, circular itching area. Antifungal creams should work; however, if not, seek a dermatology opinion.

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Penile fungal infection possibility, should I be concerned?

I would think that: Most men would be concerned about any type of possible infection involving their genitalia.

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How do I know if I have a fungal infection?

Rash: If you have a fungal infection on the skin, you will see an annula rash (circular) with and elevated scly border. If the infection is under the nails, there with be debris with lifting of the nail.

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