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Dr. Donald Alves
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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Docs can you explain what is a fungal infection in the lungs/lymph nodes called?

Docs can you explain what is a fungal infection in the lungs/lymph nodes called?

Histoplasmosis: It is histoplasmosis more commonly seen in HIV positive patients and in normal healthy patients from exposure to bird droppings.It is caused by fungus histoplasma capsulatum.It can effect liver, spleen and lymph nodes and lungs. ...Read more

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Is it possible for IV antifungals to cure fungal endocarditis or fungal infection of the lungs?

Is it possible for IV antifungals to cure fungal endocarditis or fungal infection of the lungs?

Fungal infection: IV antifungals. Curing fungal endocarditis or pneumonia is difficult and depends on the sensitivity of the fungus to the agent being administered as well as the ability of the drug to get to the infectious agent. Having said that it is possible to get cures but requires long term treatment and possible doesn't mean, always successful. ...Read more

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How would u diagnose a persistant cough after having an invasive fungal infection of the lung. Peak flow fine. Beta d glucan level > 120. Scans fine.?

Pulmonologist: This is not a question that can be adequately answered on the internet. Your problem should be reviewed in depth by your internist perhaps in consultation with a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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Pls advice me, which test i will need if i suspect minor fungal/other infection in my lungs, coz inspite 2antibiotics, still ve fever, chesty cough?

Pls  advice me, which test i will need if i suspect minor fungal/other infection in my lungs, coz inspite  2antibiotics, still ve fever, chesty cough?

Possibilities...,: If routine cultures of your sputum (that you cough up!) are not revealing the cause of your symptoms, you may need more testing. This testing may include chest x-ray(if not done), cat scan of your chest and a bronchoscopy where a scope is placed into your airways and samples are obtained for all kinds of testing including fungal, tb, cytology, etc. You would need to see a lung doctor! good luck! ...Read more

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Can fungal lung infection affect my ear?

Can fungal lung infection affect my ear?

Yes but less likely: Possible but depends on what kind of fungal infection you have and what are your risk factors. If you are immunocompromised or have disease that affects ciliary function/ mucous clearance then i will say yes. You will need to see ENT and get culture. ...Read more

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Are lung infections with aspergillus normally treated with anti-fungal infections?

Are lung infections with aspergillus normally treated with anti-fungal infections?

Actual infection:Yes: Actual infection with aspergillus is treated with surgery and anti fungals as a supplement. Presence of aspergillus is not proof of infection. Mere presence in the lungs often does not require anti fungals even if there are related symptoms. ...Read more

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Fungal lung infection is it serious or easily treated with antifungal meds? Doc was hard to understand about seriousness and not sure what to expect

Fungal lung infection is it serious or easily treated with antifungal meds? Doc was hard to understand about seriousness and not sure what to expect

Depends: I would hate to give a vague answer, however it depends on the specific organism causing disease (ie fungal pneumonia), overall health status of the patient and whether the patient has been on any other immunosuppressant medications or not. ...Read more

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Non itchy tiny red pimple-like bumps on my upper chest. I have been applying a steroid cream for a fungal infection, then these bumps appeared.

See a dermatologist: Steroid cream is not good for fungus infections, often makes them worse. Probably not fungus, though. It is not possible to define this without an inspection of the skin, preferably by a skin specialist. ...Read more

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How can you tell if thrush is in your esophagus.. Chest pain? Throwing up? How can you tell if you have fungal infection

How can you tell if thrush is in your esophagus.. Chest pain? Throwing up? How can you tell if you have fungal infection

Esophageal thrush: The primary symptoms of esophageal thrush include chest pain, particularly when swallowing, difficulty swallowing, nausea and/or vomiting, and occasional weight loss. The best way to diagnose it when suspected is by biopsy or scraping for a sample during endoscopy. If you are concerned that you may have this, see your doctor or a gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is better and faster cream for fungal infection rash on chest-Clotrimazole 1%or Butenafine?it is harm to combine them both in curing the rash?

What is better and faster cream for fungal infection rash on chest-Clotrimazole 1%or Butenafine?it is harm to combine them both in curing the rash?

Rash and cream: I have not found one better than another. Some patients tolerate one better than another. Please do not combine. Could cause you and unwanted reaction. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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How do I get rid of fungal infection?

How do I get rid of fungal infection?

Patience.Treatment: Fungal infections are generally quite difficult to treat depending on site.This is not something you can do with OTC products generally.As you are a male I am assuming skin ,nail or scalp infection.You will have to see your doctor.Skin and nail infections can take months to treat. ...Read more

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How do I treat fungal infections on the toes?

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

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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