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Fungal Infection Contagious
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
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I have benign cellular changes of my papsmear and my discription is fungal infection.. What medicine do I take?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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?
I would think that: Most men would be concerned about any type of possible infection involving their genitalia. ...Read more
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
Soft n Non Spicy:
Avoid spicy foods as exposure to spices may lead to exageration of burning sensation. There is no dietary cure for the condition, see a dentist and get antifungal rx may be cream, ointment, powder, lozenges or mouth risnes.
For specific foods:
a good resource can be found at
http://www. Thecandidadiet. Com/candida-diet. Htm. ...Read more
Broad topic: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more
Dermatological eval: Encourage you to have this assessed by your dermatologist. He or she can correctly identify the cause for your lesions. Having a head to toe dermatologic evaluation yearly is important. ...Read more
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
Topical: First, be sure it's yeast or fungus. This infection often responds to topicals. It depends where it is on the body as to what you would find appealing to use. Lamisil (terbinafine) cream is over the counter and is a popular anti-fungal. Sometimes a yeast is on the back where you can't apply a cream and then you might be better off taking a pill for a short time. A pill would involve a prescription. ...Read more
Very itchy: Fungal infections in the scalp are usually extremely itchy and scaly, can cause localized hair loss, and are frequently associated with swollen lymph nodes in the neck. If you have these symptoms please see your dermatologist for treatment, as you will require prescription medication. ...Read more