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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?

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 more

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Fungus (Definition)

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


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Operated fungus ball in left maxillary sinus. Now, postnasal discharge(~ right side) in stomach and left lung.Big spleen. Smelly urine. What could be?

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

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During pregnancy - Is it safe to treat a a nail fungus with a cotton ball soaked with 3% hydrogen peroxide?

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 more

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Could you get fungi on your balls?

Could you get fungi on your balls?

Yes: the most common is candida which creates an itchy, reddish rash. Other fungi that can infect the skin in other parts of the body can land on the skin of the testicles, but are extremely rare. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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