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Chronic red irritated lips fungal infection?

Chronic red irritated lips fungal infection?

Hard to tell: Need more info. Are you a mouth breather? Any allergies? Suggest a dental visit to pursue the answer. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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I have crusty lips with some yellow crusts underneath and chapping at the edges. I saw a pharmacist who said fungal infection?

I have crusty lips with some yellow crusts underneath and chapping at the edges. I saw a pharmacist who said fungal infection?

Not a physician: I'd suggest seeing a physician for the yellow crusts and chapping. I doubt it's a fungal infection- older patients get perlesche a condition that is a yeast at the corners of the mouth, but for you, I think that it may be an allergic reaction to a topical you are using or some severe dryness. A dermatologist or ENT should be able to assist (primary care could solve this also). ...Read more

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Little white bumps on the inside of my upper lip that hurts. What is this? Can it be a fungal infection?

Little white bumps on the inside of my upper lip that hurts. What is this? Can it be a fungal infection?

Typically thrush is: On the tongue and cheeks, not on the lip, you can get warts, and glands more commonly on the inside upper lip (there are other differential diagnoses). I would see dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Could I be resistant to clotrimazole after applying it to a fungal infection under my lip for 2 months now?

Fungal infection: Clotrimazole is used to treat yeast infections of the vagina, mouth, and skin such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and body ringworm. It can also be used to prevent oral thrush in certain patients. It is entirely possible that the particular fungus you are treating is resistant. ...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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What causes fungal infection around penis head?

What causes fungal infection around penis head?

Fungal infections: Diabetes is the most common cause, if you are not circumcised, poor hygiene can cause them. ...Read more

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Have fungal infection in my head scalp., my hair is also thinning. What should I do?

Have fungal infection in my head scalp., my hair is also thinning. What should I do?

Fungal infection of: See a dermatologist. Get the fungal infection cultured to determine the type of fungus. The doctor can start you on a topical antifungal shampoo until the culture returns and then decide if you need to be treated with systemic antifungal medicine. ...Read more

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Post fungal infection. The tongue still white with feelings of discomfort and dehydration in mouth. What is the best OTC for that or anything natural?

Post fungal infection. The tongue still white with feelings of discomfort and dehydration in mouth. What is the best OTC for that or anything natural?

Yes: Antifungal mouthwash (nystatin) or lozenges (clortrimazole) for 5-10 days. If they don't work, stronger medication such as fluconazole (diflucan). These need a prescription in America. You may have to get a prescription in Falesteen. ...Read more

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Hello, doctors. Atletes foot fungal infection could spred out in our body, entire skin, from toes to head?

Hello, doctors. Atletes foot fungal infection could spred out in our body, entire skin, from toes to head?

Yes: Fungal infections can occur on different parts of your body. It is important to get evaluated and treated properly so it does not get worse, reduce spreading and prevention of secondary issues. See a doctor for evaluation and treatment with possible oral or topical medications. ...Read more

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Is there any self test to know fungal infection in mouth especially in tongue? Can it be a cause of halitosis?

Is there any self test to know fungal infection in mouth especially in tongue? Can it be a cause of halitosis?

Candidiasis-thrush: A doctor or dentist (and sometimes pharmacist) can tell you if you have the yeast infection candidiasis, which can cause halitosis. The mouth usually has red spots or a white area that when wiped off leaves a red spot. It is usually treated with nystatin. It is important to find out the cause of thrush as it can sometimes be a symptom of another disease. ...Read more

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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.

Fungal infection: Yes, fungus, yeast are the same. There are many different types, from the more common thrush, to the more rare but destructive less known fungal infections like histoplasmosis and others. The usual in the mouth is Candida Albicans or thrush. ...Read more

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Could oral thrush or fungal infection in mouth cause bad breath?

Could oral thrush or fungal infection in mouth cause bad breath?

YES...,: It hurts, gives an uneasy sensation in the mouth. Treatment is simple. There are many other causes of bad breath, e.g. Poor oral hygiene, less fluid intake, sinusitis, strep/viral pharyngitis, tonsillitis, unhealthy gums, gingivitis, dental caries/cavities, crowded teeth, stomach infection (h. Pylori), etc. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a fungal infection around my mouth. Anti fungal cream I used didn't help it. The skin is red, tight and breaking. What can I do?

I have a fungal infection around my mouth. Anti fungal cream I used didn't help it. The skin is red, tight and breaking. What can I do?

Maybe something else: It is possible that you might be having something else reason why you are not responding to treatment. It could also be that it is resistant to that specific cream you are using. In any case it would be good to see it in order to give you a reliable answer. Consider visiting your PCP or Dermatologist for alternative treatment. ...Read more

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Does some fungal infection in groin area, sometimes looks like red pimples, but little and itchy? Like face pimples without white or black head

Please see below: Do you have those pimple looking itchy lesion in other parts of your body? How about hands or around belly button? It could be so many things like fungal infection itself, bacterial or sometimes scabes as well. Please see your pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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How long do you have to use Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) mouth wash for it to cause fungal infection.?

What are the symptom: Can not get fungal infection with the use of peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) need more information in regard to to why you are using peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) and your health history ...Read more

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Have fungal infection in mouth, what is safe during pregnancy? Also is cetylpyridinium chloride+lidocaine HCl gel safe during pregnancy??

Have fungal infection in mouth, what is safe during pregnancy? Also is cetylpyridinium chloride+lidocaine HCl gel safe during pregnancy??

Cetylpyridinium: As a general answer, cetylpyridium is not safe for pregnant women. It can severely damage the liver of the fetus. For oral thrush, gargle with salt water, avoid sweets, eat some plain yogurt every day. If it is really severe, then topical Nystatin (swish and spit). ...Read more

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Dry & flaky skin on penis head and shaft after unprotected vaginal sex. Irritation or maybe STI or fungal infection? Suggested treatment if fungal?

Dry & flaky skin on penis head and shaft after unprotected vaginal sex. Irritation or maybe STI or fungal infection? Suggested treatment if fungal?

Yes: It could be any number of things, but yes, those three diagnoses are included. Fungal infection can be treated with the same topical creams used in vaginal yeast infections. See your doctor to get evaluated for the others. ...Read more

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Given lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) for penile fungal infection. Used 9 days, foreskin thinning, blueness on head. Month later, skin still thinned & burning. Concerned!

Given lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) for penile fungal infection. Used 9 days, foreskin thinning, blueness on head. Month later, skin still thinned & burning. Concerned!

Use steroid free: Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) is a combination of both an anti-fungal and a topical steroid. The steroid is causing the thinning of the skin. And 9 days is not long enough to treat fungal skin infection. You need a topical cream like lotrimin that is just the anti-fungal cream and not containing any steroid, and then use it routinely for weeks to clear up the infection. Oral meds also available but more side effects. ...Read more

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I am a 28 yo male. I have always had recurring mouth ulcers and fungal infection on penis glans. Lately also having recurrent eye burns and joint pain?

I am a 28 yo male. I have always had recurring mouth ulcers and fungal infection on penis glans. Lately also having recurrent eye burns and joint pain?

Multiple symptoms?: Sounds like the symptoms you describe could indicate an std. I would suggest you seek a physician. ...Read more

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I have fungual infection im on medicine but reciently just noticed lumps on my head and neck where the infected area is should I be worried?

I have fungual infection im on medicine but reciently just noticed lumps on my head and neck where the infected area is should I be worried?

Needs to see doctor: If you have diagnosis of fungal infection proved by culture than need to be seen by physician as you may have secondary infection. This may be concomitant bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Can you get a yeast infection on your lips?

Can you get a yeast infection on your lips?

Yeast infection: This would be unusual but can occur. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use mupirocin on the lips for an infection?

Is it safe to use mupirocin on the lips for an infection?

Need to be seen: The medicine is safe however infections on the lips could be viral infections and you should see a Doctor to be sure and get the right medication ...Read more

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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