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Fungal Infection Urethra
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
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
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
I would think that: Most men would be concerned about any type of possible infection involving their genitalia. ...Read more
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
Fungal infection: Some people are more prone genetically to fungal infections. ...Read more
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
I am having fungal infection on my back and neck esapacially in summers. Please suggest a remedy.
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
Can you catch fungal infections from a cat? I suspect I may have fungal infection of scalp and curious
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
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?
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.
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
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
I've had chronic jock itch since my teens, and it's never gone away completely. Can fungal infections like this be treated or is this for life?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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