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Both positive for oral gonorrhoea, not on gentials. No oral sex on its own. I had bacterial and fungal infections on throat. So from him or false +?

Both positive for oral gonorrhoea, not on gentials. No oral sex on its own. I had bacterial and fungal infections on throat. So from him or false +?

Here are some...: Asking the ordering doc is the most direct way to have answer to this Q. But clinically if having no significant symptoms especially no fever or general tiredness, it is logical to repeat culture as soon as possible or just empirically treated for both. Certainly, the reported scenario is not an every-day case. How to Handle Sickness? To http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Could oral thrush or fungal infection in mouth cause bad breath?

Could oral thrush or fungal infection in mouth cause bad breath?

YES...,: It hurts, gives an uneasy sensation in the mouth. Treatment is simple. There are many other causes of bad breath, e.g. Poor oral hygiene, less fluid intake, sinusitis, strep/viral pharyngitis, tonsillitis, unhealthy gums, gingivitis, dental caries/cavities, crowded teeth, stomach infection (h. Pylori), etc. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Have fungal infection in mouth, what is safe during pregnancy? Also is cetylpyridinium chloride+lidocaine HCl gel safe during pregnancy??

Have fungal infection in mouth, what is safe during pregnancy? Also is cetylpyridinium chloride+lidocaine HCl gel safe during pregnancy??

Cetylpyridinium: As a general answer, cetylpyridium is not safe for pregnant women. It can severely damage the liver of the fetus. For oral thrush, gargle with salt water, avoid sweets, eat some plain yogurt every day. If it is really severe, then topical Nystatin (swish and spit). ...Read more

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Is there any self test to know fungal infection in mouth especially in tongue? Can it be a cause of halitosis?

Is there any self test to know fungal infection in mouth especially in tongue? Can it be a cause of halitosis?

Candidiasis-thrush: A doctor or dentist (and sometimes pharmacist) can tell you if you have the yeast infection candidiasis, which can cause halitosis. The mouth usually has red spots or a white area that when wiped off leaves a red spot. It is usually treated with nystatin. It is important to find out the cause of thrush as it can sometimes be a symptom of another disease. ...Read more

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I have a fungal infection around my mouth. Anti fungal cream I used didn't help it. The skin is red, tight and breaking. What can I do?

I have a fungal infection around my mouth. Anti fungal cream I used didn't help it. The skin is red, tight and breaking. What can I do?

Maybe something else: It is possible that you might be having something else reason why you are not responding to treatment. It could also be that it is resistant to that specific cream you are using. In any case it would be good to see it in order to give you a reliable answer. Consider visiting your PCP or Dermatologist for alternative treatment. ...Read more

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How long do you have to use Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) mouth wash for it to cause fungal infection.?

What are the symptom: Can not get fungal infection with the use of peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) need more information in regard to to why you are using peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) and your health history ...Read more

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Post fungal infection. The tongue still white with feelings of discomfort and dehydration in mouth. What is the best OTC for that or anything natural?

Post fungal infection. The tongue still white with feelings of discomfort and dehydration in mouth. What is the best OTC for that or anything natural?

Yes: Antifungal mouthwash (nystatin) or lozenges (clortrimazole) for 5-10 days. If they don't work, stronger medication such as fluconazole (diflucan). These need a prescription in America. You may have to get a prescription in Falesteen. ...Read more

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Could chronic fungal infection on foot and in nails cause polyclonal gammapathy pr low grade HPV on uvula? Doc can't find out why I have it.

Could chronic fungal infection on foot and in nails cause polyclonal gammapathy pr low grade HPV on uvula? Doc can't find out why I have it.

Polyclonal gammopath: Hypergammaglobulinemia resulting from an increased production of several different immunoglobulins and usually attributable to persistent, high level exposure to antigens; occur in a wide variety of infectious, inflammatory, and immune-mediated diseases. Like other lab tests has little meaning without knowing the clinical context in which it is occurring. ...Read more

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I am having fungal infection on my back and neck esapacially in summers. Please suggest a remedy.

I am having fungal infection on my back and neck esapacially in summers. Please suggest a remedy.

Rash: Tinea versicolor and tinea (ring worm) often respond to selenium shampoo in the case of tinea versicolor and or topical anti fungal cream. See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Does some fungal infection in groin area, sometimes looks like red pimples, but little and itchy? Like face pimples without white or black head

Does some fungal infection in groin area, sometimes looks like red pimples, but little and itchy? Like face pimples without white or black head

Please see below: Do you have those pimple looking itchy lesion in other parts of your body? How about hands or around belly button? It could be so many things like fungal infection itself, bacterial or sometimes scabes as well. Please see your pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes fungal infection around penis head?

What causes fungal infection around penis head?

Fungal infections: Diabetes is the most common cause, if you are not circumcised, poor hygiene can cause them. ...Read more

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What are causes of fungal infection of pharynx?

What are causes of fungal infection of pharynx?

Fungal infection: That depends upon what fungus it is to which you are referring. Be more specific and rephrase the question. ...Read more

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Could I be resistant to clotrimazole after applying it to a fungal infection under my lip for 2 months now?

Fungal infection: Clotrimazole is used to treat yeast infections of the vagina, mouth, and skin such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and body ringworm. It can also be used to prevent oral thrush in certain patients. It is entirely possible that the particular fungus you are treating is resistant. ...Read more

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Itchy red rash start 3 mo ago nape of neck spread to back, buttocks, thighs. Husband diagnosis fungal infection scalp/mustache area--could catch from him?

Itchy red rash start 3 mo ago nape of neck spread to back, buttocks, thighs. Husband diagnosis fungal infection scalp/mustache area--could catch from him?

It could: Tinea versicolor can be spread by contact. I would go to be seen and confirm since the treatment for an infection so widespread would be an oral anti fungal. ...Read more

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Dry & flaky skin on penis head and shaft after unprotected vaginal sex. Irritation or maybe STI or fungal infection? Suggested treatment if fungal?

Dry & flaky skin on penis head and shaft after unprotected vaginal sex. Irritation or maybe STI or fungal infection? Suggested treatment if fungal?

Yes: It could be any number of things, but yes, those three diagnoses are included. Fungal infection can be treated with the same topical creams used in vaginal yeast infections. See your doctor to get evaluated for the others. ...Read more

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Given lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) for penile fungal infection. Used 9 days, foreskin thinning, blueness on head. Month later, skin still thinned & burning. Concerned!

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

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I am suffering from fungal infection on head from many years and lost almost 90% hairs. Pls suggest?

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

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Have fungal infection in my head scalp., my hair is also thinning. What should I do?

Have fungal infection in my head scalp., my hair is also thinning. What should I do?

Fungal infection of: See a dermatologist. Get the fungal infection cultured to determine the type of fungus. The doctor can start you on a topical antifungal shampoo until the culture returns and then decide if you need to be treated with systemic antifungal medicine. ...Read more

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Please tell me what the rash on my neck is. I've been diagnosed with fungal infection but the medicines they prescribed countless times do not work?

Please tell me what the rash on my neck is. I've been diagnosed with fungal infection but the medicines they prescribed countless times do not work?

Explanation: I understand your frustration. But how can we help you not seeing your rush. With untifungal creams you need sometimes try different one for success and use them for few weeks. Try OTC Lamisil for one -2weeks. ...Read more

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I've had a fungal infection around my neck area everytime I sweat this happens but really bad on my neck how do I get the black spots away?

I've had a fungal infection around my neck area everytime I sweat this happens but really bad on my neck how do I get the black spots away?

Bleaching cream: Most bleaching creams contain hydroquinone. This medication shuts down the melanocytes, the cells that make pigment. This product can be irritating, especially in those with sensitive skin. When irritation occurs, darkening can occur, but more typically redness and scaling occurs.
Some patients get a parodoxical reaction in which the skin gets darker and not lighter, but this is uncommon. ...Read more

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I have red marks on my neck (i assume a fungal infection?), what medicine do you recommend? My doctor prescribed me clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate and it is barely working (almost done with a 15 gram tube). Do you recommend different medicat

Without: Without being able to examine you, it's difficult to say what could be causing your rash. Fungal infections can be tricky and can take weeks to go away. That being said, if it has been weeks and you see no improvement with your current treatment (which should be effective for most skin fungal infections) you should call your doctor. They may want to take another look at it, possibly take a culture and depending on what they see, either keep you on the same treatment or change to a different medication. If your doctor is unable to figure out what it is, they may recommend a dermatologist (skin specialist) who may be able to help. ...Read more

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Little white bumps on the inside of my upper lip that hurts. What is this? Can it be a fungal infection?

Little white bumps on the inside of my upper lip that hurts. What is this? Can it be a fungal infection?

Typically thrush is: On the tongue and cheeks, not on the lip, you can get warts, and glands more commonly on the inside upper lip (there are other differential diagnoses). I would see dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Hello, doctors. Atletes foot fungal infection could spred out in our body, entire skin, from toes to head?

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

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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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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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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 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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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 happens if I leave a fungal infection of the scalp untreated?

What happens if I leave a fungal infection of the scalp untreated?

No: Fungal infection of the scalp has to be treated with oral antifungals as well as shampoo cause if you leave it untreated it lead to patches of hair loss (tinea species the most common fungal infection of scalp) does that. ...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?

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... ...Read more

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How to know if I have ringworm/fungal infection?

How to know if I have ringworm/fungal infection?

Ringworm: Symptoms of ringworm include scaly, red patches of skin that itches and may blister. It may be a red circle with a center of normal skin (which is why it looks like a ring).
Your doctor can identify ringworm. ...Read more

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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


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more