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What OTC treatment can I use for a fungal infection on my eyelid?

What OTC treatment can I use for a fungal infection on my eyelid?

Very Rare: Fungal infection of the lids are beyond rare! i strongly suggest seeing an ophthalmologist for proper diagnosis.

There are no otc treatments applicable to lids! be careful... It is too close to the eye. ...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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Currently under treatment for toe fungal infection. When clears, should I discard the shoes I have been wearing?

Currently under treatment for toe fungal infection.  When clears, should I discard the shoes I have been  wearing?

Fungus: Unless you are using something to kill the fungus in your shoes ( see your podiatrist), discard them now. Freezing does not kill fungus. Fungus forms a spore around itself when not in contact with the host and can survive outdoors - where it gets pretty cold - for up to 6 months. ...Read more

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I have repeated perianal fungal infection.i did hiv test one year postexposure.is that hiv?need to repeat test?what is treatment?

I have repeated perianal fungal infection.i did hiv test one year postexposure.is that hiv?need to repeat test?what is treatment?

Need to see doctor: If this is related to anal intercourse, then one needs to be sure that the male does not have penile fungal infection. However one needs to consider other factors such as diabetes mellitus or impaired immune status as well. This is something better discussed with your own doctor. ...Read more

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Is a yeast infection and vaginal fungal infection the same thing? If not, what is best treatment for fungal and what are its causes?

Is a yeast infection and vaginal fungal infection the same thing?  If not, what is best treatment for fungal and what are its causes?

Yeast=fungus: Yeast is a fungus, by definition. Best treatment is to try to determine what may have provoked it? Changes in diet, sleep, stress, detergent, clothing, sex practices., etc. Second is otc anti-fungal like clotrimazole, Miconazole or any vaginal anti-fungal. If that doesn't work, then diflucan, (fluconazole) an oral pill. And lastly, elimination diet. A great book, the v book, goes into detail about yeast! ...Read more

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Treatment for fungal infection?

Treatment for fungal infection?

Fungal infection: Fungal infections can be treated with anti fungal creams , powders , or anti fungal tablets. In most cases scrapings need to be done to confirm the diagnosis before anti fungal tablets are prescribed . ...Read more

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Are there any effective and powerful treatment for fungal infection?

Are there any effective and powerful treatment for fungal infection?

Yes: There are many antifungal agents available; it greatly depends on which type of fungal infection we are talking about (skin, blood, brain, etc), as well as the species and type of fungus itself. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have been undergoing treatment for skin fungal infection but without any result.?

What do you suggest if I have been undergoing treatment for skin fungal infection but without any result.?

Skin fungal infx: I would ask you first how compliant and how long you have been using the medication.It is not uncommon for the meds to take up to 4-6 months to completely eradicate the infection. If you are a couple of months into treatment and have been using the medicine exactly as prescribed, then I would consider an oral mediation for you after scrapings have been done for culture to identify the exact fungus ...Read more

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I have a fungal infection near my inner thighs, i m taking treatment for the same, but still it is not cure. I have this infection 3.5 yrs.Pls advice?

Other diagnosis?: With proper treatment, fungal infection will not linger for 3.5yrs. If it is indeed fungal, does it clear and return? If so, tests are needed to ensure there is no major underlying reason.
If not, i.e. If it has remained there for this period, it might be that your treatment is irregular or some other diagnosis may beresponsible. ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for fungal infection on the toes?

Foot fungus: You could try a topical antifungal such as lotrimin or naftin (naftifine). If this is unsuccessful, an evaluation by a podiatrist could be helpful. ...Read more

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Could anti psoriasis treatment cure a fungal infection ?

No: They are two entirely different issues with entirely different treatments. ...Read more

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Is it common to have a fungal infection on your hands that lasts more than 2 weeks after treatment with antifungal ointment?

Is it common to have a fungal infection on your hands that lasts more than 2 weeks after treatment with antifungal ointment?

Fungus.: Yes. Your description lacks details. But if skin only. May take 6 weeks or longer. If nails involved different story. And must be sure diagnosis is correct. Discuss this wtreating dr. ...Read more

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Is there an at home treatment for a fungal infection causing hair loss?

Is there an at home treatment for a fungal infection causing hair loss?

Really no: Tinea capitis is very familiar. Although selenium sulfide dandruff shampoos can slow it down, it's best treated by systemic anti-fungal medicines that a physician needs to prescribe, as they are themselves toxic. There's a great medscape review: http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1091351-overview. ...Read more

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Is there an at home treatment for a fungal infection that is causing hair loss?

Is there an at home treatment for a fungal infection that is causing hair loss?

Nizoral (ketoconazole) Shampoo: Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo is an antifungal shampoo for dandruff, but it is not known to stop hair loss. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some good and powerful treatment for fungal infection?

Treatment difficult: Treatment for fungus is difficult and usually requires long courses of treatment as fungi are very slow growing and thus slow to eradicate. You need to talk to doc if you have difficult to treat fungus, because the meds used are very rough on your body, and as I said, you have to use them usually a long time. There are oral meds like Griseofulvin and IV meds like amphotericin and many others. ...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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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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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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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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I am a 28 yo male. I have always had recurring mouth ulcers and fungal infection on penis glans..Lately also having recurrent eye burns and joint pain?

I am a 28 yo male. I have always had recurring mouth ulcers and fungal infection on penis glans..Lately also having recurrent eye burns and joint pain?

Multiple symptoms?: Sounds like the symptoms you describe could indicate an std. I would suggest you seek a physician. ...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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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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What are the treatments of fungal infection in children?

What are the treatments of fungal infection in children?

Where ?: To get the most from this site you need to appropriate provide background information & ask a clear related question. A kid could get a fungal infection on their skin, scalp, in their blood, lungs, sinuses or brain. Each would be approached differently. You are welcome to start over & be more specific. Your posts are not linked & go out to the site at random. ...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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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

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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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Fungal Infection (Definition)

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