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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Fungus (Overview)

Consisting of a florid overgrowth due to exposure to fungal spores. Easily treated.


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Fungus on my behind?

Fungus on my behind?

Treat and Evaluate: Most fungal infections of the skin respond to 10 days of treatment with over-the-counter anti-fungal creams. The question is why do you have that type of infection there. If the infection doesn't respond or is getting worse, you need to be seen by an internist or a dermatologist. Diabetes may predispose one to such infections, so if the infection persisits or recurs, you should be tested for that. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Fungus (Overview)

Consisting of a florid overgrowth due to exposure to fungal spores. Easily treated.


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What is fungus? How common is it?

An organism: Fungus is a type of organism that usually grows in moist environments. Rarely it can cause disease especially in people with depressed immune systems. People can become allergic to them. Most commonly they cause no problems. One type of fungus is the source of penicillin. ...Read more

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Treating Nail Fungus (Checklist)

Thin out thickened toe nails and keep nails short
Monthly
Apply a topical antifungal
Once
Avoid sharing personal nail care instruments
Once
Avoid tight shoes
Once
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I got fungus from my cat how can I treat it?

Dermatologist: I recommend that you be evaluated by a dermatologist who will diagnose and treat this type of infection best. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: fungus?

What is the definition or description of: fungus?

Infection: Consisting of a florid overgrowth due to exposure to fungal spores. Easily treated. ...Read more

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Is black fungus really dangerous? What does it do?

Is black fungus really dangerous? What does it do?

?: Never heard of "black fungus"
have your foot looked at by a podiatrist, black coloration could be bad. ...Read more

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I ate a roll I think it was having fungus it was smelling really bad, what would you recommend?

I ate a roll I think it was having fungus it was smelling really bad, what would you recommend?

Not a problem: You probably had an older roll which was growing mold. Most molds of this type taste bad so we limit the intake, but will do no harm to your body. Your digestive system will handle this with no problem. ...Read more

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Sir I am suffering from fungus it is begin I want solution so its on grow more please help me I have not more but its growth?

See your doctor: More information is needed. Such as where, how and how long. Please see your doctor to diagnose and properly prescribe a treatment appropriate for this fungus. ...Read more

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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?

Your doctor: It depends what type of aspergillus infection is being treated here; invasive? Chronic cavitary? It comes down to stabilizing/normalizing your inflammation labs and stable imaging. Discuss with your infectious disease doctor. ...Read more

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Skin fungus worries?

Skin fungus worries?

Don't worry: Be happy. There are lots of easy treatments for a skin fungus. See a dermatologist! ...Read more

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How can u cure skin fungus?

How can u cure skin fungus?

Medicine: Depending on the type of fungus, topical creams or ointments or oral medicine can cure skin fungus. ...Read more

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Can fungus cause sinusitis?

Can fungus cause sinusitis?

It can but uncommon: Fungus infections can cause sinusitis but it is rather rare. Most of the sinus infections are caused by Viruses and Bacteria
It happens mostly in immune compromised individuals. Most common pathogens are Aspergillus and mucor species ...Read more

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Does a fungus cause dandruff?

Does a fungus cause dandruff?

Maybe!: Several fungal species have been linked to dandruff in a number of scientific studies. Of note is the fact that zn, tar, selenium, and Nizoral (ketoconazole) (an anti-fungal drug), all have anti-fungal properties. Re ipso loquitor! The results speak for themselves! ...Read more

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Help please, what is vaginal fungus?

A yeast infection: Is a good example of vaginal fungus. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a skin fungus?

Scaly & itchy skin: Dry scaly itchy skin is usually associated with skin fungal infections. In some cases, there may be small blister like lesions with some yellowish fluid.
There are many conditions with similar symptoms. Please have your doctor take a look for a clear diagnosis. ...Read more

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Skin fungus- skin colour change back?

Skin fungus- skin colour change back?

It can?: Tinea versacolor is the most common type of skin "fungus" that causes color changes. After it is treated the color usually returns to normal. There can be some permanent color change, but that is not usually the case. There are other fungal skin infections that could cause pigmentation changes, but they are not the usual ones. ...Read more

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What type of fungus grows on the skin?

What type of fungus grows on the skin?

All sorts!: There are all sorts of fungus that can grow on the skin. A fungal culture can help identify a specific type on a patient's skin. ...Read more

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What can I use for fungus in my son head?

What can I use for fungus in my son head?

Needs evaluation: You will need confirmation of the scalp fungus by a physician & likely require several weeks or months of oral medication to eliminate it if confirmed. Topical anti-fungal & shampoos can reduce some of the process, but the fungus gets down in the hair root & must be killed through the blood supply of the hair & scalp. ...Read more

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Sir what is the solution of face fungus?

Sir what is the solution of face fungus?

Anti-fungal meds: If you have a fungal infection on your face or anywhere else on the body, the solution is to treat it with an anti fungal medication. Most fungal skin infections can be treated effectively with topical medications. If it is severe, you may need an oral anti fungal. In any case, you should see a MD to get the proper treatment. ...Read more

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How good is blue star ointment for fungus?

How good is blue star ointment for fungus?

Blue Star is: Camphor and lard. I don't see how either of those things would get rid of a fungus. If you know you have a fungus, use an otc anti-fungal product like lotrimin, Lamisil or tinactin (tolnaftate) 2x / day for at least 30 days. Your fungus will clear up in 3-5 days, but since fungal spores live 30 days, you need to use it that long or it'll recur. ...Read more

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Difference between facial fungus and ezcema?

Difference between facial fungus and ezcema?

Completely: Different. Fungus is a living organism. Eczema is a skin condition where skin is inflammed. Both could itch and therin lies a similarity. Fungus can spread, eczema doesn't spread but rather can occur in multiple locations. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with internal fungus is this contageous?

Diagnosed with internal fungus is this contageous?

Fungus maybe normal?: The fungal microbiota is an integral part of the GI microecosystem with up to 1, 000, 000 organisms per gram of stool. Systemic & GI disease can also lead to secondary fungal infections. Interactions between fungi & bacteria & the complex immune response to gastrointestinal commensal or pathogenic fungi all impact our health. Ref. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 03/05/2014 ...Read more

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Can I detect fungus by smell? If so am I allergic?

Can I detect fungus by smell? If so am I allergic?

Molds: Most people can detect a musty or moldy smell indoors if there is a fiar amount of mold. It does not mean you are allergic if you can. What happens to you after you smell them? You cannot detect molds in the air usually outdoors. ...Read more

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I was wondering are mood disorders caused by fungus?

I was wondering are mood disorders caused by fungus?

No: Fungal infections generally do not affect mood, unless you are focusing on having a fungal disease and that is bringing you down. Mood disorders are mostly caused by abnormalities or changes in brain chemistry. See a psychologist or a psychiatrist for help with those problems. An Infectious Diseases doctor can help if there is a fungal infection present. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an skin fungus to clear up?

Varies: This will vary with the causative fungus, severity of infection, location, type of treatment, immune statue of the patient and other factors. ...Read more

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Can an air conditioner carry a fungus or make you sick?

Microrganisms: Fungus is a microorganism that we coexist with and it is pretty much everywhere. ...Read more