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Various skin meds: Clotrimazole, miconazole nitrate, terbinafine hydrochloride, and tolnaftate generally work well for fungal skin infections. However, if your condition persists or is severe I suggest you have an exam at a medical clinic with a referral to a Dermatologist. I wish you well with your health! ...Read more
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 ...Read more
Oral med: Could be an option.Get a more detailed answer ›
My husband is a heavy drinker who just had this test done for medication for toe fungi and it came back abnormal be drinking scents he was young?
Dry red patches round eyes, cheeks and mouth (non-flaky). No recent allergy or medication. 2 days moisturiser and vaseline not improving. Fungi or..?
I have been on vfen 200mg since sept 2012 for aspergullis fungus. How will i know, or what test will show when safe to stop medication?
I have splits and cracks on my fingertips. I want to know if this could be a fungus or related to any medication I am taking (eltroxin and dexatril)?
Cracked fingers: While I am not a dermatologist, i know I have a prblem myself with cracking finger tips as well as the sides of my fingers. My dermatologist diagnosed my condition as something called dyshydrosis. My condition, when it flares up, improves quickly with an ointment called temavate. It is expensive but comes in generic. You should see your dr. To discuss this. It may be something else. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anything that works: The specific air born trigger to your child's allergy is less important than the effect the medications.Anti-histamines, nasal sprays & mast cell regulators may be a benefit. Most opt for a 24hr preparation for convenience.I like the non sedating antihistamines like fexophenadine(allegra) , steroid nasal spray (flonase). If your child cooperates & tolerates the med it should help. ...Read more
Many types: There are over the counter topical medicines, as well as homeopathic remedied, or oral prescription medication. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: First be sure of the diagnosis. Terbinafine pill taken 1 a day for 3 months works most of the time. Prescription costs $10. When it works, there is a better nail in a year. Laser costs $1200, not covered by ins., better nail in a year if it works. Topicals are much less effective and much more expensive. Meanwhile ventillate your feet, keep nails short, take sox off in bed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 17 month old has had scalp fungus for a long time now. He has been on medication (grisofulvin) twice. It did not work. Any other ideas?
Hi dr, my testicals and area around that are dark & itching. Its been for an year now. I feel it may be a fungus infection. Any advice/medications?
Intertrigo: Intertrigo is an inflammatory condition of skin folds, induced or aggravated by heat, moisture, maceration, friction, and lack of air circulation. Intertrigo frequently is worsened or colonized by infection, which most commonly is candidal but also may be bacterial, fungal, or viral. Intertrigo commonly affects the axilla, perineum, inframammary creases, and abdominal folds. Rx vytone cream 1%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer