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Fungal Infection On Back Of Neck
Yeast infection on neck and back of neck and spreading my doc said its fungus its blotchy white and I'm nervous
Tinea versicolor: Perhaps you're describing a very common condition that's more noticeable during summer when you get a tan. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tinea-versicolor/basics/definition/con-20024674. There are many antifungals, mostly prescription but also OTC selenium sulfide shampoo is another option. ...Read more
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
Lymphadenopathy: This is incredibly uncommon, assuming the diagnosis is correct. In almost 50 years of doing infectious diseases practice have never seen E. coli do this. If actually correct you need more thorough evaluation and excision of the lesion and prolonged antibiotic treatment along with assessment of your immune function. Good luck and hope you are better soon. ...Read more
Itchy back: You might be allergic to your shampoo or another hair care product. Without a medical exam it would be difficult to say. Consider using only a non sensitizing shampoo such as free and clear and avoid other treatments. If that doesn't work seek out a board certified allergist or dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
8cm brown-red itchy rash on middle upper back right on spine. No other symptoms. 2nd occurrence this year. Fungal infection?
See a neurologist: Unilateral "chill" (goose) bumps in the context of a tbi may mean nothing at all but could be a sign of autonomic nervous system dysfunction, including reflex sympathetic dystrophy (crps) rarely even an autonomic seizure. Other associations can be related to spinal cord injury (cervical injury is common with head trauma) a neurologist should be able to sort this out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What you describe...: ..may be enlarged and/or reactive lymph nodes or solid masses separate from infection. This finding deserves further evaluation please. ...Read more
Have white spots on both side of throat. Not on tonsils, in the back on the side of throat. Could it be sinus drainage?
Could be...: although sinus drainage tends to be more like mucous and not "spots". Other causes include thrush, leukoplakia, aphthous ulcers (if it's painful). Try gargling with warm water with a bit of epson salt - gargle then spit out. If that clears it, then it probably is just sinus drainage! :) Thanks for using Healthtap! ...Read more
See your doctor: Your doctor will have to examine your skin personally to make the correct diagnosis. ...Read more
Skin problem.. Feeling itchy on the top half of the back with red/dark brownish spot, back of neck n chest.
Various infections: Strep throat infections sometimes causes blisters in the throat, although most strep throat patients will not have blisters. Causes of throat blisters or throat ulcers are more likely viral, such as coxsackie virus (causes hand foot mouth disease) or herpes virus (causes herpetic stomatitis). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Red itchy and weeping rash on arms tummy back and neck following a viral infection and strep throat in january?
Can lymph node infection in left back of the head lead to severe pain in dat whole side of head n numbness on dat side of head eye neck n arm????
Left sided headache: Lymph node infection may be either primarily in the lymphnode or may be secondary enlargement from the nearby structures. Based on the severity and the structures involved the symptoms described is possible, but have it checked out for underlying ear infection, mastoid infection etc, it could be migraine too. ...Read more
Pharyngitis: Yes- white spots on the back of the throat indicate an infection -and what you seeing are the dead cells that were fighting on your behalf (pus). Strep throat should be checked for, but other germs such as EBV, enterovirus, and other viruses could cause this. Good to have a doctor look at it, since Strep can be serious. Try throat lozenges, acetaminophen for pain, and hot tea with ginger and honey ...Read more
I have a itchy rash on my neck and head and the back the back of my neck has some swelling. What may be the cause.?
Can a left ear melanoma give swollen lymph nodes on both sides of the neck, on the back of the head left side and also on the top of both shoulders?
Certainly: Melanoma can travel anywhere in the body, no matter where it originated. So, yes, a left ear melanoma can travel to lymph nodes in your neck (cervical nodes) on both sides, including the top (supraclavicular) and bottom (infraclavicular) areas of the collar bones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pustule/abcess: Occasionally the oil glands or hair follicles are invaded by skin germs. Various forms of staph or strep are the most common agents. Staph more commonly stays local while strep causes redness & extends under the skin surface. A warm compress over the area increases blood flow and allows the body to heal itself sometimes, if it persists, your dr may need to open & drain it & rx meds. ...Read more
I am having fungal infection on my back and neck esapacially in summers. Please suggest a remedy.
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?
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?
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
Hi there I just realize that I have small mini black/dark brown spots on my skin (Face,Neck,finger) what could these be? Previously I've also had brown spotting on my tummy area which after consulting a doctor he mentioned it was a fungal infection,and af
Not enough: information! You might try attaching a picture of what you are trying to describe!! ...Read more
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
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
Can fungal infection cause flare up of allergic rhinitis, congestion, scratchy throat, increased phlegm/mucous production, sinusitis symtoms? any correlation for any or all of these?
Unlikely: That would be very unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Recent hair loss, F. Thyroid, hormones,iron,zinc,vitamins OK. Derm did exam,looked under microscope, no fungal infection. Just wait it out? Worried
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
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
Speak with derm doc: This question needed to be addressed to your dermatologist. Which one was it? The treatment depends on the diagnosis. ...Read more
I peeled my pinky toenails off multiple times, now they grow back as a grayish color and it looks like a fungal infection.
See your DR: You will need an exam to determine the etiology. ...Read more
I got a mold IgG test done, and many species of mold came back high, up to 47 (ref range 0-1.9). Does this imply I have a fungal infection with all of the molds with positive IgG?
Allergies.: This would not suggest that you have an active fungal infection. More realistically, it would suggest the fungi/molds to which you would have an allergic reaction - cough, stuffy nose, etc - if exposed. Environmental molds are very common, being found behind walls and within forced hot air ducts, and are a common source of allergic symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Has this huge rash like thing on his back, it looks like skin pealed,he's tan and the rash thing looks light pink ,people say it's a fungal infection?
Maybe Tinea: Skin rashes are difficult to diagnose without actually seeing them, but this sounds as though it could be a fungal infection called Tinea Versicolor, which is really common but not harmful. It can be frustrating because of the skin color changes. It is most common in moist/humid/warm climates and more obvious when one is tan. It is treatable with many OTC antifungal sprays or with selenium lotion ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr. said few brownish reddish spots on my right back are Fungal infection. Diflucan weekly for 1 month + Clarazole every other day. Is she right? Meds
Probably wrong: If you have tinea versicolor, the fluconazole pill will be 1 dose, perhaps 1 more after a week. If you use ketoconazole cream, use every day. If the Dr thinks it is tinea corporis then it must be determined how you got it. A few reddish-brown spots on your right back is not a good description of either tinea. ...Read more
I had a check up to check the white spots at my back like a map but the dr said that it was not a fungal infection, they examine my back by scraping a ?
Skin sample: There is a type of skin rash called tinea versicolor which causes white patches to appear on the skin. Fungal skin rashes are typically diagnosed by collecting a skin sample and looking for the fungus under a microscope. Another common white skin rash is called vitiligo, which may be what your doctor diagnosed. Please call your doctor's office if you have any questions or concerns. ...Read more
I lost hair due to fungal infection my doctor gave terbinafine to me i was wondering how much time will it take to get my lost hair back?
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