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Fungus (Definition)

Consisting of a florid overgrowth due to exposure to ...Read more


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How can I get rid of fungus under my armpit ?

How can I get rid of fungus under my armpit
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Over the counter: There are several over the counter anti-fungal meds.Ask your pharmacist for help choosing one.If it doesn't respond ...See your doctor. ...Read more

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My 8 yr old son has severe armpit odor. I told him to use coast deoderant soap. My husband is furious. Says deoderant causes fungus on young kids. ?

My 8 yr old son has severe armpit odor. I told him to use coast deoderant soap. My husband is furious. Says deoderant  causes fungus on young kids. ?

Not true: There is no correlation between deodorant soaps and fungal infections. Deodorant soaps can often cause a rash if a person is sensitive to them (mildly allergic), and unrelated, fungal infections can often cause a rash under the arms, ...But the two are not related. ...Read more

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Could a small rash near my armpit that progressed to having small, dark centers and tender axillary lymph nodes be from a toenail fungus i may have?

Could a small rash near my armpit that progressed to having small, dark centers and tender axillary lymph nodes be from a toenail fungus i may have?

Spread of Fungus: I have never heard of spread of the fungus in athlete's feet/toenails to other body parts so it is probably rare. That being said it is an infection, and depending on personal habits, some spread makes sense. It is best to see a dermatologist for this anyway. They will probably culture both areas (or can) and see what they are healing with. Swollen lymph nodes should be taken seriously. Dr blake. ...Read more

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Armpits smell like I have an infection. They smell horrible like a chemical pungent odor. Could it be fungus or bacterial? I'm not obese

Armpits smell like I have an infection. They smell horrible like a chemical pungent odor. Could it be fungus or bacterial? I'm not obese

SMELLY ARMPITS: HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON? IT COULD BE ANY NUMBER OF THINGS: ARE YOU IN GOOD HEALTH? DO YOU HAVE DIABETES? BACTERIA ARE USUAL FOR STINKY "PITS". DO YOU WEAR CLEAN CLOTHING? DO YOU SHOWER AT LEAST EVERY DAY? IF THIS PERSISTS. PLEASE SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST. AND SOON . . . BEST LUCK ...Read more

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What can be done for underarm fungus itch and discoloration when otc has not worked and cant do oral med. is there a laser or peel that can help?

What can be done for underarm fungus itch and discoloration when otc has not worked and cant do oral med. is there a laser or peel that can help?

Need rx topical: First of all, need to be seen by a dermatologist to know if it is fungal. Then we can try the right treatment. I have seen many self diagnosed 'fungal' infection, that is not. ...Read more

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How can I cure groin fungus?

How can I cure groin fungus?

Lamisil (terbinafine) Cream: Tinea cruris, or "jock itch", is a common condition that is caused by a fungus that affects the skin. Lamisil (terbinafine) cream is a common treatment of this condition that is extremely effective and is available without a prescription. Commonly, persons with tinea cruris have tinea pedis (athelete's foot), which should be treated as well. Often patients have intertrigo, which they mistake for "jock itch". ...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