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If you touch a foot with athletes foot and then you happened to touch your nose, could you get the fungus in the nose, are the lungs at risk?

If you touch a foot with athletes foot and then you happened to touch your nose, could you get the fungus in the nose, are the lungs at risk?

No: The fungi that thrive on feet are not the same ones that cause troubles in the nose. It's human to touch yourself and others; wash your hands when you can, but don't worry about spreading the athlete's foot fungi (which are common in the environment) by simple touch. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Fungus (Definition)

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


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I got red very itching rush around my lips and nose sort of fungi infection what can I do doc gave me Nizoral (ketoconazole) 2% but it's not getting better?

I got red very itching rush around my lips and nose sort of fungi infection what can I do doc gave me Nizoral (ketoconazole) 2% but it's not getting better?

Perioral Dermatitis: Perioral dermatitis (pod) is a chronic papulopustular and eczematous facial dermatitis. It mostly occurs in women and children. The clinical and histologic features of the perioral dermatitis lesions resemble those of rosacea. Patients require systemic and/or topical treatment, an evaluation of the underlying factors, and reassurance. Oral antibiotics and topicals like sodium sulfacetamide help. ...Read more

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My 28 month old son has an apparent fungus in his head which caused some of his hair to fall off leaving a patch what meds can I use?

My 28 month old son has an apparent fungus in his head which caused some of his hair to fall off leaving a patch what meds can I use?

Needs prescription: He needs to see his doctor and will need prescription medicine called griseofunvin and an anti fungal shampoo. So make an appt with the pediatrician. ...Read more

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What causes a fungus infection on a child's head, and what can be used to treat it?

What causes a fungus infection on a child's head, and what can be used to treat it?

Oral medicine: Tinea capitis is the name of the most common fungal infection that children get on the scalp. A common way to get it is by close contact with another person, and especially sharing hairbrushes, barettes, hair rollers, hats, etc. There is also a form that is transmitted by pets (cats and dogs.) it is treated by taking an oral prescription medicine (pills or liquid) for up to 6-12 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for reuccaring back head fungus that won't respond to creams or tablets?

What is the best treatment for reuccaring back head fungus that won't respond to creams or tablets?

See your doctor: There are different medications like Griseofulvin that can to take to treat fungus (times capitus) but they need to be given for weeks to months. ...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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What causes nasal polyps: mild allergies or fungus?

What causes nasal polyps: mild allergies or fungus?

Nasal polyps: These are complex, they occur in individuals with nasal allergies, but also occur with aspirin allergy and asthma and also can be sporadic without a known cause. They are tricky to treat and you need a good ENT and Allergist to tackle the problem properly ...Read more

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Can you tell me about nasal polyp cause: impossibly mild allergies or fungus?

Can you tell me about nasal polyp cause: impossibly mild allergies or fungus?

Inflammatory: Nasal polyps are fluids filled sacs that grow in the nose and sinuses and are most often caused by airborne allergens or aspirin allergy. The may need surgery. They are not usually caused by fungus and can sometimes be made to shrink by use of an intranasal steroid like Flonase or Nasacort (triamcinolone). ...Read more

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Scalp fungus area behind my head hair looks like it won't grow someone pointed out it could b stress or fungus.

Scalp fungus area behind my head hair looks like it won't grow someone pointed out it could b stress or fungus.

In-person visit: Your best information would come from either your primary care physician or possibly a dermatologist looking at the area you're concerned about. ...Read more

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I have a few bumps on my head that hurt, mosquito bite sized. I had a fungus (forget medical name) on my back recently. What is it? Treatment option?

Could be: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. You could have fungus on your scalp. Tinea corporis is term for fungus on body. ...Read more

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My brother has head fungus but it doesn't look like ringworm. It looks like red patches in random shapes. Is it contagious? How do I avoid it forever

My brother has head fungus but it doesn't look like ringworm. It looks like red patches in random shapes. Is it contagious? How do I avoid it forever

Tinea capitis: If your brother is being treated properly with oral & local antifungal medications, he should not be contagious after 48 hrs of starting the treatment, don't share towels & sheets, his should be washed in hot water, dried in dryer, & if possible ironed. I hope that answer your questions. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, my question is....How to take care a fungus on my penis head?

Fungus: There are several amtifungals. Sometimes diabetes can predispose you to recurrance. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more