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I had sphenoid fungus and did surgery last NOV.2013 to clean it ,the culture test confirmed that it is fungus ball non invasive. Now it come back. Why?
Sinus infection: Fungus infections of the sinuses can be difficult to eradicate with or without surgery. Often a second operation is required to eliminate the infection. Sometimes the fungus infection is caused by an allergy or a low immune system. It is important to treat the infection aggressively because the fungus can spread to the eyes or the brain and cause serious neurological damage . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Operated fungus ball in left maxillary sinus. Now, postnasal discharge(~ right side) in stomach and left lung.Big spleen. Smelly urine. What could be?
See doctor: Fungal ball in the sinus is not expected to cause urinary , abdominal, or urinary symptoms . If this affects your lung, then one needs to rule out the presence of fungal ball in the lung also. With the large spleen, I suspect that you are having a systemic disease and this requires tests and examination to clarify. By the way, the odor of urine is not usually diagnostic of anything . ...Read more
During pregnancy - Is it safe to treat a a nail fungus with a cotton ball soaked with 3% hydrogen peroxide?
Absolutely: There is no danger to using topical hydrogen peroxide on your nails during pregnancy. Whether it will be effective in treating the nail fungus is another question. Unless severe, it is probably better to defer treatment of your toenail fungus until after your pregnancy, and then try more effective treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Technically...: if you mean KINDS as to type of species - it's quite numerous but the most common is trichophyton rubrum. Tinea pedis (aka foot fungus) is an infection which is the result of microscopic fungus organisms that lives on dead tissue of the hair and outer skin layers - TYPES include inter digitally, moccasin-like or vesicular. Onychomycosis describes fungal infection of the nails. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Funfus: A fungal infection is not related to what you do or do not eat. That infection is caused bu a fungal organism ( of which there are many) that colonizes dead skin. Bathing does not wash it off. You need to see your podiatrist for topical medication that will help. Sometimes that is otc and sometimes it needs to be prescription. Good luck. ...Read more
Sometimes nothing: Other times it can spread...Can spread to different body parts. If it is inbetween toes it can cause a deeper infection thru cracks in the skin. Oftentimes, fungus on the skin will cause fungus on toenails.....Best to get rid of as usually a cream for a couple of weeks is pretty effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Foot fungus: This is common. Ask you pharmacist for a recommendation for a foot preparation. Keep the feet clean and dry. Change socks often and try to rotate shoes. If this does not work see your local podiatrist. ...Read more
Topical antifungals: Apply a topical antifungal treatment that you can buy over the counter to the involved skin several times a day until 1 week after the rash has resolved. I find that the cans of liquid spray antifungals such as micatin, lotrimin, tinactin (tolnaftate) are all quite effective used as directed. ...Read more
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