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Fungal Infection On Hair
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
What medications treat hair & scalp fungal infection from candida albicans? Cbc positive for candida albicans, had oral thrush, now pain in scalp, hair loss with visible budding yeast & pseudohyphae.
Generally yes: Fungal infections of the skin are very common. They are sometimes referred to a 'ring worm', even though worms and not involved. Ketoconazole is a commonly used anti-fungal medication which may be effective. However, topical medications are not effective for scalp infection; an oral medication is needed. See your doctor if the rash persists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hair loss, suspect might be fungal infection of scalp. Derm took sample of my hairs from brush for culture. Will culture show if it's in fact fungal?
Possible nail fungal infection, finger red, swollen, painful, doctor gave me flucloxacillin, why? If its ineffective on fungal infections?
Poss bacterial infec: You may have a paroncyhia, which can be a bacterial infection. If the prescribed treatment doesn't help within about 2 days, or if it's getting worse, then i'd recommend you call the doctor who prescribed this and let them know. They may want to prescribe if different medication and/or see you back for follow-up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can bactroban (mupirocin) cause rash on buttocks-i have scant MRSA perianal area. On doxycycline- also using bact waiting for 2nd culture to rule out yeast/fungus?
Skin Fungal Infectio: The short answer is yes, it is possible. However, most skin fungal infections are easily treatable, and actually when they don't seem to respond - it is because they were misdiagnosed. Many types of skin conditions look very similar, and often are ultimately figured out after trying several different medications. Thus, if you are in doubt, go to your dermatologist or pcp for help! ...Read more
Dry & flaky skin on penis head and shaft after unprotected vaginal sex. Irritation or maybe STI or fungal infection? Suggested treatment if fungal?
Not usually: No, this could be an indication of another problem such as dehydration or autoimmune disease. More information is needed to make a better diagnosis, but not typically associated with fungal infections like jock itch or toenail fungus. I recommend you see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
I have seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp. Can the heat from hair dryers affect hair growth or seborrheic dermatitis?
No: Several shampoos are effective and widely available. OK to shampoo every day. ...Read more
Nail Fungus: Treatment of onychomycosis depends on the clinical type of the onychomycosis, the number of affected nails, and the severity of nail involvement. A systemic treatment is always required in proximal subungual onychomycosis and in distal lateral subungual onychomycosis involving the lunula region. White superficial onychomycosis can be treated with topical prescription medication. ...Read more
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