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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Fungi (Overview)

Fungi are multi-cellular organisms that grow as yeasts, molds, and mushrooms. Human disease can be cause by fungi that grow as yeasts or molds. Some of these fungi live normally on human skin and do not cause symptoms. Others that normally live in the environment and can cause serious disease when in humans. Still other fungi cause less serious disease such as diaper rash and ring worm.


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Could you get fungi on your balls?

Could you get fungi on your balls?

Yes: the most common is candida which creates an itchy, reddish rash. Other fungi that can infect the skin in other parts of the body can land on the skin of the testicles, but are extremely rare. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
47 doctors shared insights

Fungi (Overview)

Fungi are multi-cellular organisms that grow as yeasts, molds, and mushrooms. Human disease can be cause by fungi that grow as yeasts or molds. Some of these fungi live normally on human skin and do not cause symptoms. Others that normally live in the environment and can cause serious disease when in humans. Still other fungi cause less serious disease such as diaper rash and ring worm.


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In which food does fungi grow best?

In which food does fungi grow best?

Not sure: Fungi can grow in almost any live substance, some of which would be classified as foods. You can see it on breads, fruit, cheese, etc. Fungi can also grow on and in people -- both living and dead. Some feel that candida (which is a fungus) grows more liberally when fed by sugary, high carbohydrate foods. Sorry if this does not answer your question in the manner you wish, but it's my best try. ...Read more

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How do fungi affect children's health?

How do fungi affect children's health?

No serious problems: Generally annoying,but no scientific evidence they cause significant issues. ...Read more

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How to remove warts and fungi?

How to remove warts and fungi?

Two different: These are completely different problems that are treated in different ways. A lot depends on where the fungus and warts are at! please provide a location and we can give you better advice. ...Read more

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Fungi is that related to diabetes?

Fungi is that related to diabetes?

Yeast infection: Fungal infections are related to diabetes in that people with diabetes are more prone to fungal infections. Diabetes decreases the immune system and this makes people with diabetes more prone to fungal infections. ...Read more

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Whats the cure of my skin deseases like fungi

Whats the cure of my skin deseases like fungi

Fungal Infections: Fungal infections include: athletes foot (tinea pedis), jock itch, ringworm (tinea corporis), nail infections and scalp infections. Candidal infections include oral thrush, intertrigo , vulvovaginitis , diaper rashes , paronychia and chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis. There are topical medications like otc Lamisil (terbinafine) or Clotrimazole and oral medications like lamisil, (terbinafine) Nizoral and diflucan. ...Read more

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What are some cures and home remedies for fungis?

What are some  cures and home remedies for fungis?

Vicks Vapo Rub: To tag on to dr. Hines' answer, soaking the involved nails in water may improve the penetration of the vicks into the nail. It could improve the effectiveness of this type of treatment. However, clearing this type of infection can take an annoyingly long time. Bottom line, always make sure it is a fungal infection. ...Read more

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How can I cured fungi definetly from my body to not come back?

How can I cured fungi definetly from my body to not come back?

Jock Itch?: Eliminate trapped sweat or moisture in the area by loose clothing, boxers not briefs, removing wet clothing asap, not itching, using anti fungal powder around jock or cup if needed, tx all areas (feet, groin, etc.) with topical lamisal/lotrimin for up to 3 mo. Shower daily and asap after exercise. Consult pcp for oral anti fungal or abx if suspect bacterial inftn as well. Dress socks b4 shorts. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to be allergic to certain types of fungi?

Yes: It is possible for one to have allergic reactions to specific molds. ...Read more