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Doctor insights on: Fungal Infection On Lungs

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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

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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What are the symptoms and mucus appearance due to fungal lung infection (vs. Bacterial or viral)? How are fungal lung infections diagnosed?

What are the symptoms and mucus appearance due to fungal lung infection (vs. Bacterial or viral)?  How are fungal lung infections diagnosed?

Diagnosis: Mucus appearance does not give us diagnosis nor really give us a clue as to type of most of the time even the presence of infection. Lung infections with fungi are diagnosed when a person who had been to an area endemic for a fungus presents with symptoms, cxr taken, some clues are seen, and either a titer (blood reaction) or sputum by expectoration or fob, stains positive and grows the fungus. ...Read more

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Can dettol cure fungal infection on the skin?

Can dettol cure fungal infection on the skin?

No: It will only irritate it. Anti fungal preps are available otc. ...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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Can fungus infections cause lung infections?

Can fungus infections cause lung infections?

Yes: Its not very common, but fungus can cause lung infections, its more common in people whose immune system is down "due to aids for example".. ...Read more

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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 more

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Can a ear infection viral or bacteria clear up on it's own?

Can a ear infection viral or bacteria clear up on it's own?

Some self heal: In the years before antibiotics people had ear infections ; just toughed them out. It often took 6-8 weeks for the body to clear the infection. Pain control with heat, Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen can help.Some viral infections disappear in a few days without help.However, some infections can become chronic, abscess the bone near the ear and need to be surgically drained. ...Read more

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Does candida fungus commonly infect the lung?

Does candida fungus commonly infect the lung?

No: Candida affect mainly the skin or oral mucosa in healthy individuals . In case of immune deficiency then invasive candida diseases could happen ...Read more

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Fungal infection in nail by pictures?

Vicks vapor rub: Try applying vicks vapor rub twice daily to the affected nail for 6-12 months. You should see a clearer healthy appearing nail grow in over that time frame as the diseased nail gets pushed out. The recurrence rate with any type of treatment utilized is very high...So essentially it makes little difference in the long run how you treat it. ...Read more

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Is prednisone for viral or bacterial lung infection?

For none: Prednisone is not for any type of infection; in fact it can increase the risk and severity of infection. ...Read more

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Does extra yeast in the body cause fungal toe infections?

Does extra yeast in the body cause fungal toe infections?

No: Fungal toe infections are local infections, whereby the fungus invades the skin or toenails. It likes to live in dark, moist regions. ...Read more

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Can I put ketoconazole on a fungal infection?

Can I put ketoconazole on a fungal infection?

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 more

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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?

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?

Unlikely: Anyone "can" become allergic to anything, but as described, it is unlikely, and more likely that a fungal issue will be identified on culture. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes fungal infection under the stomach?

What causes fungal infection under the stomach?

Be clear: I donot understand the question what do you mean under the stomach( inside the body ) or you mean on abdomen. ...Read more

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Fungal pneumonia from cats?

Fungal pneumonia from cats?

Not likely: Cats carry several organisms transmissible to humans, but fungal infection would not be a common occurrence. ...Read more

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How are the lungs protected from bacterial infection?

How are the lungs protected from bacterial infection?

Nose: The cilia in the nasal passages are the first line of defense. The lung itself has macrophages that also destroy invasive bacteria. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Keith
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Infection (Definition)

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