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Fungus Between 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
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
Yes but: Generally by the nail?Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
My bro is diagnosed with paronychia. His finger is black brown. No pus it seems. Is on anti b...No test thogh if its bacteria or fungus. What shud he do?
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
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
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
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
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
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
Can you please tell me about index finger to become swollen and ice cold due to a fingernail fungus?
What to do if I have a severe rash on my hand, between my fingers. What to do if I have tried fungus medication but nothing is working.?
Rash: Without seeing this it is impossible to know what it is. Suggest you see a dermatologist. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I have a severe rash on my hand, between my fingers. What do you suggest if I have tried fungus medication but nothing is working.?
May be time: To see your physician or dermatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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