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Fungal Infections And Loss Of Toenails
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
We can try!: Toenail fungus is very common, and unfortunately very difficult to cure 100%. We can test the nail to see if it is a callused or traumatized nail or if it is indeed fungus, and from there you have several options: topical or oral antifungal medications, laser nail treatment, or removal of the nail in severe cases. See your doctor to talk about which treatment is right for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a fungal infection a yeast infection? Or are there different types of fungal infections. I'm referring to a fungal infection of the mouth.
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
Are there any natural remedies which can be used for fungal infection of lung and guts if one suspects candida and or fungal infection of lungs?Thanks
Unlikely Dx: That would be a very unusual diagnosis unless you were highly immunosuppressed. ...Read more
Are fungal infections/yeast the main infection on the scalp or are there similar infections? And is Nizoral (ketoconazole) good to use?
Topical Antifungal: Nizoral (ketoconazole) is ketoconazol which is a treatment for fungal infection. It is available in tropical preparations and shampoo. It is used for scalp fungal infections that can lead to problems including hair loss. Similar infection in the skin can occur anywhere in the body and can be treated with ketoconazol. ...Read more
Oral antifungal med: Unfortunately, nail fungus infections are very difficult to cure. Because fungus grow between the thickened nail plate and the nail bed, the poor penetration of topical agents make them an unsuccessful treatment option. Lasers are *thus far* not very successful for the same reason. Oral antifungal such as lamisil, (terbinafine) is released in the nail bed, thus better targeting the fungus. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Other then bacterial and fungal infection, are there any other types of infections that can caused granuloma of lung and nodules and symptoms of cough?
Granuloma: Granuloma of the lungs is typically caused by a fungal infection. A doctor may make a diagnosis of granuloma by chest x-ray or, if the granuloma is not apparently calcified, by computerized tomography (ct), which can detect the calcium that isn't evident on the chest x-ray. The images of affected tissue usually show scarring and calcification characteristic of a granuloma. ...Read more
I experience hair loss and angular stomatitis ... Or inflammation of the angles of my mouth. Are those strong enough indicators for iron deficiency?
May or may not: Iron deficiency can cause your symptoms but so can other conditions like pellagra or vit b deficiency and other vitamin and mineral deficiency. It seems you have abdominal problems and malabsorption is a consideration. Go to your doctor and be examined. Fe-deficiency is easy to test, the others not so easy. ...Read more
Diabetes, sweating: Diabetics would be more susceptible to fungal infections as well as people on long term steroids and immunosuppressive drugs. High s hook and college wrestlers can easily catch fungus because of close personal contact. Sweating on the feet can create a good environment for fungus to develop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there natural treatmts for toe nail fungs or possible athletes feet? Is there a link w/ those issues and rosacea and dandruff , like yeast in body
Yes & No: Yes there are any natural treats for fungal nails and tinea pedis. Tea Tree and Castor oil are wonderful antimicrobial natural treatments directly on the nails and skin daily in healthy individuals. Many people have onychomycosis and tinea pedis without having rosacea and dandruff, so there does not appear to be a direct link. ...Read more
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