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What causes a fungus infection between your fingers?

What causes a fungus infection between your fingers?

Uncommon: Unless you have some medical condition that has lowered your immune resistance, fungal infections of the hand other than under the fingernail is uncommon. While they can occur, skin lesions between the fingers is more likely to be exzema or psoriasis, or allergic reaction. Can be hard to tell the difference. You can try a topical antifungal cream. If no help get it checked out. ...Read more

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Can I cut off fungus from my finger?

Can I cut off fungus from my finger?

No: Usually you will need to take an oral anti-fungal medicine in order to get the germinal matrix clear of fungus. You can trim your nail as usual and as new healthy nail grows you will remove the contaminated part of the nail. ...Read more

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I have finger and feetnail fungus what to do?

I have finger and feetnail fungus what to do?

See below: Usually onychomycosis persists life long unless treated with an effective anti-fungal agent such as terbinafine or itraconazole which have replaced the more toxic griseofulvin. You need a doctor's prescription for the oral meds laser treatments are now being offered for toe nails. ...Read more

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How does a finger nail develop a fungus?

How does a finger nail develop a fungus?

Onychomycosis.: Onychomycosis, or toenail fungus. Is a growth of plantlike matter within the substance of the toenail. As a toenail grows out the fungus attaches to its distal edge and move proximally or toward the body.

Onychomycosis is usually caught in males much easier than in females, and many of those males have been in the armed forces previously with contact with the fungus in showers and and barracks. ...Read more

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What causes finger and thumb nail fungus?

Nail fungus answers: Nail fungus (both finger- and toe-nail) is caused most often by fungal organisms that like skin, also known as dermatophytes. It is less commonly caused by yeasts. It takes a long time to treat it, but it can be successfully and safely resolved with both medicines by mouth and specialized lasers. These 2 may be combined in difficult cases, and topical medicines may also be needed. ...Read more

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I have finger and toenail fungus what kind of doctor should I see?

I have finger and toenail fungus what kind of doctor should I see?

Your primary care: Your primary care doc can often treat this type of fungus. If not they can send you to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure fungus on finger nails?

What is a good way to cure fungus on finger nails?

See a dermatologist.: Persistent nail fungus on the fingers will probably not resolve on its own. Topical antifungals may be helpful, but you may need oral medications which require a prescription and blood work. Laser therapy is another treatment option but not all doctors offer this. ...Read more

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I get tiny itchy bumps fill with fluids around my fingers in the summer time and I'm wondering what this is? Is it fungus because of swimming in pools

I get tiny itchy bumps fill with fluids around my fingers in the summer time and I'm wondering what this is? Is it fungus because of swimming in pools

Eczema: It is called dishydrotic eczema and happens from frequent wetting of the skin, especially in a pool, it can get really itchy. You need to apply a daily moisturizer and you may need to have it treated with creams if it continues. ...Read more

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The nails on most of my fingers have seperated from the nailbed (onycholosis?) Dr. Said he doesn't know but it isn't a skin problem/fungus so what is it?

First was the nail: Cut, masserated and put on culture plate to rule out fungus or candida? If yes and it was negative then it could be traumatic, nutritional deficiency or other disorders like psoriasis, so see dermatologist to get evaluation and diagnosis ...Read more

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What treatment or ointment is appropriate for fungus under a finger nail?

What treatment or ointment is appropriate for fungus under a finger nail?

Many...: Topical solutions, oral medications, laser treatments, surgical removal, homeopathic remedies, etc. The most used treatment is oral Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets once daily for 90 days. The most used topical solution is formula 3 (by tatra medical)see a doctor for what may be best for your specific needs and expectations. ...Read more

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Will the fungus spread if I have a fungal infection on my fingers and touch this onto another part of my body?

Will the fungus spread if I have a fungal infection on my fingers and touch this onto another part of my body?

It sure can...: Wash well before touching other areas of the body. Keep in mind that the fungus usually likes a dark, warm, moist environment. The most likely areas to spread it to are the feet, armpits (less likely), groin, etc. Use a otc product like lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra if you see it spreading to the skin on other body parts. ...Read more

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What happens if I have a fungal infection on my fingers and touch this onto another part of my body will the fungus spread?

What happens if I have a fungal infection on my fingers and touch this onto another part of my body will the fungus spread?

Possible but rare: Fungal infections can be acquired from animals or the environment like Ringworm!
others are from your own skin flora. Like candida intertrigo or yeast infections.
Fungal organisms require a wet or humid environment normally.
They are rarely transferred from one site to another. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for fungus in the fingers its looks like a herpes virus?

What is the best treatment for fungus in the fingers its looks like a herpes virus?

See doctor: The treatments for fungal and herpes on the fingers are by prescription. See the doctor for the diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Nail fungus on finger nail it does not cure since 4years. I had many medication. Thank u?

Nail fungus on finger nail it does not cure since 4years. I had many medication. Thank u?

Details matter: Are you quite sure it is fungus and not something else? There are several other nail abnormalities. If it really is fungus, is it T. Rubrum, or is it a yeast? Fungus of finger nail responds to terbinafine, 1 pill a day for 6 weeks. A normal fingernail is seen 6 months later. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about index finger to become swollen and ice cold due to a fingernail fungus?

Can you please tell me about index finger to become swollen and ice cold due to a fingernail fungus?

Could happen if: Something like that happens if you got an infection and the digit swelled and then was so swollen cut off the circulation.......The description sounds serious enough to be checked out asap. If that means an emergency room then go....You may need antibiotics... ...Read more

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What is this weird looking fungus growing on my finger for over 6 years? Its deforming my nail bone hurting from pressure. Think the root is deep

Fungus?: What makes you think it is fungus. Warts and digital mucous cysts and ganglia can cause the symptoms you describe, but fungus would be low down the list. Someone should look at it directly. ...Read more

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Does vinegar work well on finger and toenail fungus?

No: No, you will likely need more focused treatment than vinegar for nail fungus. Your family physician or a dermatologist can help you with this. ...Read more

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Can you get vaginal fungus by contact with toe fungus? Like if you touch your toe then your finger comes in contact with your vagina by wiping.

Can you get vaginal fungus by contact with toe fungus? Like if you touch your toe then your finger comes in contact with your vagina by wiping.

Hmmmmmm…….: Not my area of expertise, but common medical knowledge is that fungi are everywhere and fungal infections are most always from the infected site not being able to protect it self. Your example would not likely cause an infection. A huge fungal load could overwhelm your body's natural defenses. So, vigorously wash with soap and water a finger with a nail fungal infection before touching yourself. ...Read more

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I have fingernail fungus on all my fingers. The nailbed is yellow with dark vertical streaks. It is painles nd I've had it for 9 months. Nail deformed?

Not fungus: Vertical streaks in the nails is not indicator of fungus. This may be extra pigment going from your skin to the nails, which is harmless and not treatable. The yellow discoloration may be from a vitamin deficiency which may clear with OTC Biotin. See your doctor before starting any supplements. ...Read more

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How do u get rid of finger nail fungus?

How do u get rid of finger nail fungus?

Antifungal: You could take an antifungal pill prescribed by a doctor. There are also some topical antifungals that may help. Some people advocate natural remedies including tea tree oil and vinegar. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of finger nail. Fungus?

Med from doctor: Now thankfully the medications needed to treat fungus of the nails is generic and not so expensive. Nothing else works nearly as reliably. It can rarely cause liver problems to take these medications, but most people can take it safely. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of finger nail fungus?

How can I get rid of finger nail fungus?

Sporonox: A prescription anti fungal like sporonox can take it away. You take it for a week, take three weeks off and repeat it for three cycles. Hopefully that will take care of it. ...Read more

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Taking Lamisil (terbinafine) for finger and toenail fungus, second day can it give you a headach?

Yes: Don't forget liver enzymes need to be checked 6 weeks into the 12 week treatment course. ...Read more