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Fungal Infection In Ears Symptoms
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
Yes: Antifungal ear drops exist. See your pcp. ...Read more
Can a wound that looks like a small tear on my kid's ear lobe that doesn't heal for 2 months be a fungal infection?
Not likely: I really need more information but assuming the wound is protected from dirty hands picking at it two months I would be concerned about it. If it has been open to the air itneeds some kind of dressing either way seeyour doctor. ...Read more
Can inner ear fungal infections be harmful to your body? My inner ears have been itchy for a long time now and I don't know what's causing it
External ear: I am sure you mean a possible fungal infection of the EXTERNAL EAR CANAL, not the inner ear. You need a culture of the drainage of the ear canal skin to document the presence of fungus. The most common cause of dry ears causing itchiness is the over use of Q-tips to clean your ears of wax. Wax in the ear canal is important and healthy and will migrate out on its own. ...Read more
I have been treated for a fungal infection for 6 days - it developed under the dressing of my picc line. Now have left ear and jaw pain.
Hi. I have a fungal infection on the back of my ear. The doctor gave me fucicort and elica-m. How should I apply both? Are these harmful?
No: The rule of thumb is to wait 30 minutes before applying the next topical medication. However I don't see any problem even if you apply the creams one after another. ...Read more
For 6 days I have been treated with oral Flucanasol for fungal infection - started under picc line dressing. Now L arm aches with Left jaw & ear pain?
No: It's more of a sign that you have a bacterial overgrowth of the skin which is quite common in that area. ...Read more
My husband has a black fungal infection on the upper part of his ear lobe. He has tried applying some ati fungal medicine but it won't go away?
Ear: Not enough information to make an accurate assessment. Wax/debris from the ear can be various colors, mostly in the yellow-orange-brown family. If you were outdoors, and more specifically, in the dirt, you can have blackish color to your ear wax. You would need an evaluation with your PCP in person to take a look in your ear and take a complete history to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
3 yr boy w fungal infection in middle ear with pe tubes. How common is this? Ototoxic? Infection may have been present for 2 mos prior to dx- he rubbed and said rock in ear but dr saw nothing b4 pus.
Very unusual: A middle ear fungal infection in an immunocompetent person would be highly unlikely. Can have fungal ear canal infections or fungi in secretions associated with pe tubes. If the infection doesn't respond to antimicrobial treatment based on culture of the drainage consider removal of tubes, adenoidectomy, antireflux treatment, blood test for antibody levels and lymphocyte enumeration, . ...Read more
My lymph node, behind the ear has swollen. L had severe fungal infection in my hair follicles. Isthe swelling related to the infection.
It may well be: Part of the body's response to infection is to produce antibodies, and it is probable lymph nodes in the area could swell. ...Read more
Can a systemic fungal infection give you a musky skin rash, sores with cut lines, Formication. Itchy ears w/white residue. Cloudy urine. Chills& Fatigue?
Urban myth: There are some systemic fungal infections, such as histoplasmosis, coccidioidomycosis (valley fever), and acute bloodstream infections that usually are rapidly fatal if not treated. However, the notion of chronic candidiasis or other chronic "systemic" yeast (fungal) infections is an urban myth. The symptoms you mention are not due to yeast or fungus of any kind. ...Read more
Can you get a middle ear fungal infection after serous otitis media has cleared out? And how long is safe to let it set as my ENT appointment is march
With serous otitis, clear fluid in the middle ear space has not drained properly and pressure causes the eardrum to bulge. After drainage, fluid left can become infected. Fungal infections are unusual.
If you are concerned, see you ENT asap. If you cannot see him/her within next 48-72 hours, see a primary care doctor. If fever/chills, nausea/vomiting, extreme ear/head/jaw pain go to emergency dept. ...Read more
I am suffering from fungal infection on head from many years and lost almost 90% hairs. Pls suggest?
Fungal Foe: First and foremost, proper identification of the fungus in question is necessary for proper treatment. Scalp infections can be difficult to treat and usually require an oral medication for several months along with topical therapy in the form of a shampoo and/or topical cream. Light therapy has also been touted to help, but results are mixed. Recalcitrant cases can suggest an immunity problem. ...Read more
My 3 year old has a mild case of fungal infection in the head but is allergic to his meds. What can we do?
If antipsychotics directly or indirectly is causing all my hair out, can it be a fungal infection on my head? Willing to use lotrimen, micronazole lpx
Does fungal infection looks like red little itchy pimples without pus or black head, and they are around buttocks and anus, that's what I got?
Hello, doctors. Atletes foot fungal infection could spred out in our body, entire skin, from toes to head?
Yes: Fungal infections can occur on different parts of your body. It is important to get evaluated and treated properly so it does not get worse, reduce spreading and prevention of secondary issues. See a doctor for evaluation and treatment with possible oral or topical medications. ...Read more
Does some fungal infection in groin area, sometimes looks like red pimples, but little and itchy? Like face pimples without white or black head
Dry & flaky skin on penis head and shaft after unprotected vaginal sex. Irritation or maybe STI or fungal infection? Suggested treatment if fungal?
Given lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) for penile fungal infection. Used 9 days, foreskin thinning, blueness on head. Month later, skin still thinned & burning. Concerned!
Use steroid free: Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) is a combination of both an anti-fungal and a topical steroid. The steroid is causing the thinning of the skin. And 9 days is not long enough to treat fungal skin infection. You need a topical cream like lotrimin that is just the anti-fungal cream and not containing any steroid, and then use it routinely for weeks to clear up the infection. Oral meds also available but more side effects. ...Read more