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Touched a fungal infection, did I contract it?

Touched a fungal infection, did I contract it?

Possibly: Some fungal infections (tinea, trichosporon...) can be spread by contact or through fomites (objects that may become colonized with the organisms like towels). Handwashing works. Avoid sharing towels and clothing (especially athletic types), wipe down workout equipment with antimicrobial towels. Depends on the agent, duration of contact, and your immune systems function...And good or bad luck. ...Read more

Urethra (Definition)

The canal through which urine exits the bladder, discharging the urine externally. In men, it is about 20-cm long with a membranous, prostatic, bulbar, and pendulous segments ending at the glans penis; it gives passage to the spermatic fluid as well as urine. In the female, the urethra is about 4 cm long & in close relation with the anterior ...Read more


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How do I treat fungal infections on the toes?

How do I treat fungal infections on the toes?

Local creams: There are many over-the-counter creams that are effective for fungal infection between the toes. Alternatively, you can take one dose of Fluconazole but you need a prescription for that. ...Read more

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How do I treat my fungal infection on my toes?

How do I treat my fungal infection on my toes?

Many ways: Topical antifungals, natural antifungals, prescription medicine, laser treatment, removal of the toenail. ...Read more

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How did I catch a fungal infection on my face?

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 can I do to treat yeast or fungal infection?

What can I do to treat yeast or fungal infection?

Topical: First, be sure it's yeast or fungus. This infection often responds to topicals. It depends where it is on the body as to what you would find appealing to use. Lamisil (terbinafine) cream is over the counter and is a popular anti-fungal. Sometimes a yeast is on the back where you can't apply a cream and then you might be better off taking a pill for a short time. A pill would involve a prescription. ...Read more

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Penile fungal infection possibility, should I be concerned?

Penile fungal infection possibility, should I be concerned?

I would think that: Most men would be concerned about any type of possible infection involving their genitalia. ...Read more

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How would I be able to tell if I have fungal infection in my hair?

Very itchy: Fungal infections in the scalp are usually extremely itchy and scaly, can cause localized hair loss, and are frequently associated with swollen lymph nodes in the neck. If you have these symptoms please see your dermatologist for treatment, as you will require prescription medication. ...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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I have chronic vaginal fungal infection. What can I do to prevent this not coming in long term?

I have chronic vaginal fungal infection. What can I do to prevent this not coming in long term?

Many: See a doctor to check for immune or hormonal condition. Be checked for drug resistant yeast. Avoid diets high in sugar, cotton underwear or no underwear. Avoid thongs. Adding healthy bacteria in diet: probiotics, yogurt, raw apple cider vinegar. Luvana or rephresh to regulate vaginal ph. Boric acid suppositories. Gently douching with 1/2 tsp baking soda/water. Apply gentian violet. Meds. ...Read more

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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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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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Can you catch fungal infections from a cat? I suspect I may have fungal infection of scalp and curious

Can you catch fungal infections from a cat? I suspect I may have fungal infection of scalp and curious

Yes: Cats can carry Ringworm. Ringworm is not a worm but a fungal infection. The lesion is a raised, scaly, and itchy rash. There is usually a bald spot where the infection occurs. See your Doctor for treatment.
More info here:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/ringworm/basics/definition/con-20029923 ...Read more

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I had fungal infection for which I was using some cream. Now the area has become very sticky and red. Is it any other diesease?

Yes, allergic: Reaction to cream or more aggressive form of disease. Why did you get a fungus infection the first place? Possible diabetes? Are you sure it is a fungus infection? You need a doctor, go see one now. ...Read more

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Hello! I have fungal infection disease. I am taking tyza tablets to get rid of it but when I stopped taking it's start again.

Fungus: Hello! I have fungal infection disease. I am taking tyza tablets to get rid of it but when I stopped taking it's start again. ANS: need more information. Like where? Feet, pubic area, vagina, hair, nails, lungs?
Can get 2nd opinion from me. I am an Internist and can help clarify. ...Read more

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My son's possibly can have a fungal infection on their nails from cracking... what can I get or do to treat that? N they are toddlers 4 and 3

See pediatrician: Abnormality in the nails are not necessarily caused by a fungal infection. It's not that common in little kids. Have them see their doctor so he/she can determine what it is and recommend the correct treatment ...Read more

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If I ignore my diagnosed fungal infection between my breasts, would that spread or cause anything serious, like internal infections? Just curious.

Topical to systemic: A topical fungal infection is a person w/an intact immune system should not spread internally. The most worrysome thing would be a bacterial superinfection on top of the fungal infection. Most importantly, keep area as clean & dry as possible. You might consider an antifungal powder (look inthe jock itch section of the store). If possible at home do not wear a bra & allow oxygen to work. ...Read more

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I have fungal infection at my butt I already use anti fungal cream but it never heal completely and always remain some. How to cope with this problem?

Long treatment: Fungal infections of the skin can be tough to completely heal. Requires long term use of appropriate therapy. I would suggest to get a second opinion with a dermatologist who can make additional suggestions on therapy, maybe oral therapy as well. ...Read more

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I have like 4 spots open on coxys, itch and burns, 3rd time treated by docts by fungal infection, but it was gone and return, help, how can I cure it?

I have like 4 spots open on coxys, itch and burns, 3rd time treated by docts by fungal infection, but it was gone and return, help, how can I cure it?

Fungal: If the fungal spots got better with fungal cream I would suggest another bout of fungal cream. And if it recurs would get rechecked again. ...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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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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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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Can I get fungal infection by sharing emory board?

Yes.: That is why it is illegal, in many states, for nail salons to reuse emery boards - they are required to throw them out after one use. Never use someone's used emery board. ...Read more

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Can I become re-infected once I've had a fungal infection?

Unfortunately, yes: Yes, it is possible. The skin infections often recur in the same patient. Athlete's foot, for example, is a common type of fungal infection that may occur many times in a patient's life. Other types of fungal infections can occur on multiple occasions as well. They are typically not like a stable virus or bacteria that one can receive a vaccine for. Fortunately most fungal infections are benign. ...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

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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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


Dr. Michael Dugan
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Fungal Infection (Definition)

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