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Fungal Lip Infection
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
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
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
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
Itchy groin/scrotum from sexual encounter. STD tests negative Muscle/Joint pain and red lips, fungal cream ineffective could this be a yeast infection?
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
My 3 year old has a mild case of fungal infection in the head but is allergic to his meds. What can we do?
Hi, I have some type of infection around my mouth, it starded in the corner and is spreading, im not sure what it is, maybe fungal?
Yes, perhaps: See your dentist, primary care physician or a dermatologist for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I have two patches of fungal infection on my arm and I licked them once when not knowing what they are. Would that affect my mouth now?
No: Not to worry. Skin infections like this do not like the mouth. ...Read more
If antipsychotics directly or indirectly is causing all my hair out, can it be a fungal infection on my head? Willing to use lotrimen, micronazole lpx
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?
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
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
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
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
How long do you have to use Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) mouth wash for it to cause fungal infection.?
Does fungal infection looks like red little itchy pimples without pus or black head, and they are around buttocks and anus, that's what I got?
Have fungal infection in mouth, what is safe during pregnancy? Also is cetylpyridinium chloride+lidocaine HCl gel safe during pregnancy??
Dry & flaky skin on penis head and shaft after unprotected vaginal sex. Irritation or maybe STI or fungal infection? Suggested treatment if fungal?
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
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
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?
Sir, my girlfriend having red dot downside vegina lips and itching is this infection? Please help how to cure it
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
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