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Can chapped, dry, dead skin on lips be related to toenail fungus or jock itch?

Can chapped, dry, dead skin on lips be related to toenail fungus or jock itch?

Not usually: No, this could be an indication of another problem such as dehydration or autoimmune disease. More information is needed to make a better diagnosis, but not typically associated with fungal infections like jock itch or toenail fungus. I recommend you see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

Skin Problems (Definition)

Very broadly, anything that is not normal or causes symptoms. Some are self limited (ie poison ivy) some are chronic (ie eczema) and the latter may be more representative of ...Read more


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Could skin fungal infection gain resistance?

Could skin fungal infection gain resistance?

Skin Fungal Infectio: The short answer is yes, it is possible. However, most skin fungal infections are easily treatable, and actually when they don't seem to respond - it is because they were misdiagnosed. Many types of skin conditions look very similar, and often are ultimately figured out after trying several different medications. Thus, if you are in doubt, go to your dermatologist or pcp for help! ...Read more

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How are fungal skin infections caught?

How are fungal skin infections caught?

Fungal Infections: A doctor can diagnose ringworm based on the appearance of the rash or reported symptoms. He or she will ask about possible exposure to people or animals with ringworm. The doctor may take skin scrapings or samples from the infected area and look at them under a microscope to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Tinea versicolor (fungal skin infection) risk of recurrence?

Tinea versicolor (fungal skin infection) risk of recurrence?

Yes: This condition tends to recur. Best way to minimize recurrence is after infection is adequately treated, use over the counter anti-dandruff shampoo a few times a week as a "body soap" on the area affected by infection. This will help keep the causative yeast under better control. ...Read more

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Are fungal skin infections such as ringworm a sign of something worse?

Are fungal skin infections such as ringworm a sign of something worse?

Not usually: Millions of totally normal people may get superficial fungal skin infections. ...Read more

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Can dry skin cause rashes?

Dry skin: It does not cause rashes but scales. if you scratch then it will develop some time. Moisturizing cream or lotions will be helpful. ...Read more

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Infection can cause itchy skin?

Infection can cause itchy skin?

Not usually alone: Skin infections typically cause painful red swollen skin. Itching of the skin is usually caused by dermatitis and allergies. ...Read more

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Can dettol cure fungal infection on the skin?

Can dettol cure fungal infection on the skin?

No: It will only irritate it. Anti fungal preps are available otc. ...Read more

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Can scrotal skin infections cause infetility?

Can scrotal skin infections cause infetility?

Yes: It is not that likely but they can. If the infection gets deeper into the testicle scarring can form in the tiny tubes that transport the sperm or damage can occur to the hormone and/or sperm producing cells. But it is not very common. ...Read more

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If no fungus or bacteria infection, what may cause dandruf? Can allergies cause dry skin?

If no fungus or bacteria infection, what may cause dandruf? Can allergies cause dry skin?

Dandruff: You are asking two questions. Dandruff can be caused by dry skin, but it can be caused by other conditions like psoriasis. And yes, allergies can cause dry skin. ...Read more

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Hydro-cortizone, does cause problems with fungal infections.?

Hydro-cortizone, does cause problems with fungal infections.?

HYDROCORTISONE: Hydrocortisone creams sometimes makes fungal infections worse. If you are sure it's a fungal infection (how do you know?), then an otc cream like lotrimin (clotrimazole) or Monistat applied twice daily might help. Also no soaps; use gentle cleansers like cetaphil or neutrogena. If no better in a few days, see a dermatologist. Best luck! ...Read more

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Jock itch. Itching/burning & redness on scrotum. Also flaking skin, after rubbing flaking area it left shiny areas on that skin. Fungal or bacterial?

Jock itch. Itching/burning & redness on scrotum. Also flaking skin, after rubbing flaking area it left shiny areas on that skin. Fungal or bacterial?

Here are some...: Do you have similar lesions on other parts of body especially over elbows or knees? Clinically, it may be skin fungal infection or psoriasis. For the time being, you may try topical hydrocortisone 1 % with antifungal drug like clotrimazole 1-2 times daily and see. Besides, have a doctor to take a look for confirmation. How to get these done correctly? To http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. ...Read more

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Had itchy anal for many years and skin fungal problem. How do I treat them?

Had itchy anal for many years and skin fungal problem. How do I treat them?

Too clean!: The most common cause of anal itching is excessive washing, resulting in a dry, chapped anus. The best way to deal with this is to leave it alone. Wash no more than once a day with lukewarm water and no soap. Wipe gently with soft toilet paper. If you follow this advice, your itching will probably stop. ...Read more

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Can sugar cause skin problems?

Can sugar cause skin problems?

Sugar: Sugar by itself won't cause skin infection or problems, but excess sugar leading to diabetes definitely can. Diabetes puts you at higher risk for skin infections and skin discolorations. ...Read more

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What can I use for my oily skin problems?

What can I use for my oily skin problems?

Pangea Organics: Try pangea products. They are plant based (not weird chemicals), organic, vegan, gluten-free. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read more

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Can using too much laundry detergent cause you skin problems?

Yes: Detergents and soaps are caustic chemicals. Too much can irritate the skin leading to an irritant contact dermatitis. Studies show that we don't even need detergents in our clothing washers, just the gyration itself cleans the clothes. If you use anything, use hypoallergenic and use 1/2 whatever they recommend. ...Read more

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Do smoking will effect stamina? How can I solve my skin problems?

Do smoking will effect stamina? How can I solve my skin problems?

Smoking and stamina: Smoking certainly decreases stamina, both directly by decreasing lung function, damaging lung tissue and causing respiratory bronchiolitis or other interstitial diseases. It also raises the amount of carbon monoxide in the blood which irreversibly binds to the same sites of the hemoglobin molecule that should carry oxygen to your body. ...Read more

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What kind of skin problems cause arise due to overdose of anesthesia?

Probably none. : None that I have ever heard of or encountered. Would need more specific detail. ...Read more

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Could there been a link between my skin problems and my mental problems?

Could be: Eczematous skin problems can be provoked by anxiety or similar psychological problems. So can asthma, abdominal pain, urinary frequency. This is best discussed with your family practioner. ...Read more

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Which skin problems occur when in baking environment and how to treat them?

Several: Most common revolve around cleaning and washing, others involve irritant to products used. Be cognizant of your environment and avoid irritants as best you can. May need to coordinate with a dermatologist to MAP out an effective strategy. ...Read more

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To which dr should a person go to check a mola at the head?Can I see a dr specialized in skin problems

Yes: A skin specialist will be fine, If the lesion is in a cosmetically sensitive area, you could consult a plastic surgeon for the removal, if needed. ...Read more

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Sir I have a skin problems?

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What's your question: Please describe your skin problem so that the doctors on this site can give their input. If possible, describe how long you've had it, what makes it better/worse, and what you've tried to cure it. ...Read more

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What are the best herbs fo skin problems?

Need a diagnosis: Do not treat unless you know what it is. See a doctor if you do not know you have and she will start you on the correct medications usually topical but occasionally pills. ...Read more

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What skin problems can be treated at home?

What skin problems can be treated at home?

Difficult to Answer: Not fair. What works for one person might not work for another with the same exact skin. Unfortunately, no herbal treatments are fda-approved or tested, so i simply remind people, "let the buyer beware." i recommend hypoallergenic lotions as the best initial therapy. Dry skin is a huge cause of many skin problems. ...Read more

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Can there be natural ways to treat skin problems?

Vague question: You would need the skin problem to be diagnosed and then your doctor could suggest the many ways to treat the condition. If you have dry, oily or com,bination skin, your medspa doctor could help you with these issues and keep your skin glowing with laser skin care. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: skin problems?

Depends: Very broadly, anything that is not normal or causes symptoms. Some are self limited (ie poison ivy) some are chronic (ie eczema) and the latter may be more representative of a type of problem. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are natural ways to treat skin problems?

Natural is danger: The word natural can be dangerous. What you really want are less preservatives in your products. But it really depends on your skin type, your age, your skin condition (acne, sun damage...)and what you want the products to do. I recommend you see a dermatologist to discuss your skin issues. ...Read more