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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. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Inwood
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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 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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What diet I shouldn't take in oral fungal infections?

What diet I shouldn't take in oral fungal infections?

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

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Where am I more likely to contract a fungal infection?

Fungal infection: The most common fungal infections are tinea pedis (athelete's foot), tinea cruris (jock itch), and tinea corporis (ringworm affecting other areas). ...Read more

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How can I deal with a body that is prone to fungal infections inside and out?

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

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I think I have fungal infection on my back. They are black. What should I do?

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

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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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How do I treat fungal infections on the toes?

Local creams: There are many over-the-counter creams that are effective for fungal infection between the toes. Alternatively, you can take one dose of Fluconazole but you need a prescription for that. ...Read more

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How do I treat my fungal infection on my toes?

How do I treat my fungal infection on my toes?

Many ways: Topical antifungals, natural antifungals, prescription medicine, laser treatment, removal of the toenail. ...Read more

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How did I catch a fungal infection on my face?

Fungal infections: If this is a superficial facial skin infection these are very very common. Unless you can think of somebody whose skin made direct contact with yours to induce infection there is unlikely to be a specific answer to your question since these fungi are ubiquitous. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat yeast or fungal infection?

What can I do to treat yeast or fungal infection?

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

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How would I be able to tell if I have fungal infection in my hair?

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

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Dr. Michael Dugan
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Fungal Infection (Definition)

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