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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
There are few: There are 3 main treatment options for toenail fungus. The 1st option is an oral medication. The tablets although highly effective do have some possible side effects. The 2nd option is laser treatment, a highly effective option in my experience. The 3rd option is a topical medication, which is the least effective of the three. Consult your doctor for the right treatment for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: They are two entirely different issues with entirely different treatments. ...Read more
Not super successful: Nail fungus is very common, and unfortunately very difficult to cure 100%. We can test the nail to see if it is a callused or traumatized nail or if it is indeed fungus, and from there you have several options: topical or oral antifungal medications, laser nail treatment, or removal of the nail in severe cases. I haven't seen much improvement with homeopathic treatments. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes!: There are several good medications which can treat hepatitis b virus infection. The two most commonly used are Entecavir and tenofovir. In addition, hepatitis b virus infection can be treated with interferon. Hepatitis b can exist in many forms, some of which do not require treatment. You should discuss this with your doctor to see which form you have. ...Read more
Oral antifungal med: Unfortunately, nail fungus infections are very difficult to cure. Because fungus grow between the thickened nail plate and the nail bed, the poor penetration of topical agents make them an unsuccessful treatment option. Lasers are *thus far* not very successful for the same reason. Oral antifungal such as lamisil, (terbinafine) is released in the nail bed, thus better targeting the fungus. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See below: Blastomycosis is a fungal infection that occurs in the eastern 1/3 of the us. It is usually a pulmonary infection. Treatment is with antifungal agents. Azoles-ketoconazole, itraconazole, Fluconazole and voriconazole are usually used. Life threatening or central nervous system infections are treated with liposomal amphotericin b. ...Read more
Sometimes. : The reason you hear so many different treatments for toenail fungus is because there is no perfect, sure-fire treatment that works 100% of the time. I've seen vaporub work, as well as other natural oil remedies, but rarely. You can also try laser therapy, antifungal creams, paints, or even oral medications if your doctor deems you healthy enough to take them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you want best?: First determine if it really is fungus! if so, how did it come about? These are very important. Otc antifungal creams are cheap & effective. Science has it all over wichcraft in this area. If you accidently brush your teeth with antifungal cream you need not call a dr. This is not the case with herbal remedies which are not effective and often dangerous as well as more expensive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things may help: The easiest answer is to stop shaving and grow a beard. If this isn't practical, then you can try to use one of the otc depilatory meds. That dissolve hair. These are strong and can't be used daily. There are prescription medications that may help. Also there are razors and shaving methods specific for this condition. ...Read more
Integrative oncology: Most oncologists consider legitimate therapies those that are safe, effective & published in high quality peer reviewed journals. There are many therapies that may be effective as complimentary therapies (not used 'in place of' a conventional treatment. ) this is practiced by providers of integrative oncology. www.integrativeoncology-essentials.com. ...Read more
What is the treatment of fungi infection with white color on line of cheek and dried toung the pt is 70 year?
In person treatment: Is required by a qualified dentist or other health care professional. A medical and dental history and one-on-one examination is required for a definitive diagnosis and appropriate treatment. People who use the internet for diagnosis and medical\dental treatment will only get themselves in more trouble. Sorry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to have aseptic meningitis (viral, herpes, fungi) and not have treatment and feel ok after 10 days?
What is the best treatment for skin fungi? I have had it on and off since I was a teenager and am yet to find a fast, effective treatment
Topical Therapy: Tinea versicolor is a common fungal skin infection most prevalent in tropical climates and in adolescents and young adults. This is not contagious. Topical therapy with ketoconazole 2% shampoo can be helpful however pigmentary changes of skin may take months to resolve. If symptoms are severe or you fail topical therapy this condition can be treated with oral anti-fungals as well. ...Read more
When i sweat all the time my groin area start to itch, and the appear like 3 red points that spread, and with propel treatment go away, fungi?How2stop
What's the best treatment for the fungi in the ear and how to avoid it?
It's happened to me twice since two months !
Ear: How do u know it's fungus? 1) need exam ear.2) more detail. Yes monilia is common invader canal whenever ph or acidity is changed- ie shampoo. Safe method is equall parts alcohol and white vinegar to change acidity. As rx called vosol (acetic acid and propylene glycol). Ethanol alcohol sold in pharmacies behind counter but isopropyl ok. Twist end paper towel into wick to draw any fluid out after use of 4 drops 4xday. Also saline. ...Read more
How can I treat my toe fungi infection? I tried an over-the-counter treatment but it didn't work, and now my toe nail has come off?
Keep in mind...: The fda has recently come out with a blanket statement that toenail fungus can not be cured. It is managed by a number of modalities, but it can always come back in the future. Topical medications (formula 3), laser therapy, surgical removal, homeopathic applications (tea tree oil). Talk to a podiatrist for what will be best and most effective for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The recipe is...: Don't assume you have a fungus (even if you are a fun guy). Many skin problems can look fungal, and may even have an element of fungus in them, but it's important to get an accurate diagnosis before treatment. You can try using an otc anti-fungal medication. If it works, you need to treat it for 30 days, since fungal spores live for 30 days, even if it goes away in a couple of days. ...Read more
Epididymitis: What causes epididymitis? Infections: these include urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted infections (stis), or infections that have spread from your prostate. Medicine: certain medicines may irritate the lining of your epididymis and cause pain and swelling. Ask for more information on medicine that can cause this. Trauma: an injury to your scrotum or a catheter or other objects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best treatment for reuccaring back head fungus that wont respond to creams or tablets?
Laser Treatment: Think of the nail as a turtle shell, it protects the fungal cells underneath. So any topical will not be able to penitrate down to the fungal cellls. Look in your area for a podiatrist who provide laser treatment for fungal nails. The fotona brand is a laser I have seen good results. ...Read more
Lamisil: Antifungal.Get a more detailed answer ›
Fungal infections: of the skin can be from a number of fungal species. The treatment is usually either Topical anti-fungus medications both OTC and by Prescriptions but in many cases ORAL anti-fungal medications by Prescription are necessary! In short...get an exact diagnosis....get an exact Treatment! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Scalp fungus tx: What treatment to use for a scalp fungus depends on the fungus. If the fungal infection is tinea capitis (ringworm of the scalp) it requires oral antifungal pills as the fungus is inside the hair follicles and nothing put on the surface of the scalp will help. If it is a yeast, like tinea versicolor, then antifungal shampoo may be sufficient. If it is extensive, may need oral antifungals as well. ...Read more
Nail fungus treatmen: I ususally outline the following options for my patinets: topical creams topical antifungal nail polish removal of nail oral antifungals (some risk of liver concerns) laser nail treatment. Talk with your podiatrist about these options to see which is best for you. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers