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Genital Fungal Infection
I just started using monistat 1 (tioconazole) for a possible male fungal genital infection. How do I know if it's not working and should I keep using for 7 days?
Simple: You know it is working because your symptoms go away. You should use it as per the instructions. If its 7 days, use it for 7 days. ...Read more
Fungal infections are clinical conditions in which a person has an infection due to a pathogen called a fungus (in contrast to infections caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites). Fungal infections occur commonly on the skin (including Jock Itch and Athlete's Foot) and can also cause more serious infections in those ...Read more
2 different sources: Your history of jock itch indicates you've had fungal infections before in your groin area. Genital herpes is of viral origin, and is sexually transmitted. So, although they are similar, you could have both simultaneously. Best to have protected sex to protect yourself and your partner, and reduce spread, as both parties need to be treated. ...Read more
Hi my daughter has white substance on her genital area for a while now.I was wondering if it a fungal infection and if it is what should I do at home?
Herpes? 3 doct see it and told it was fungal infection, its itchy, dry, whites spots, red flat little spots, around genital, no painful, or blister?
Herpes: Herpetic infections are usually quite tender and painful and begin with blister-like lesions that break down and ulcerate. Sounds like your doctor is correct, but without seeing and examining you there is no way to be sure. ...Read more
I am suffering from fungal infection in my genetial area. The infection keeps spreading , what are it's cures?
Dermatomycoses: This needs to be seen to be properly assessed and managed. Generally superficial fungal skin infections of this nature are managed well with topical antifungal medications, but occasionally may require systemic therapy. See your doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more
Possibly: Some fungal infections (tinea, trichosporon...) can be spread by contact or through fomites (objects that may become colonized with the organisms like towels). Handwashing works. Avoid sharing towels and clothing (especially athletic types), wipe down workout equipment with antimicrobial towels. Depends on the agent, duration of contact, and your immune systems function...And good or bad luck. ...Read more
Fungal infections: Depends upon whether you are referring to skin (superficial dermatomycoses), or to systemic fungal infections. The latter are often managed by our fixed tissue immune mechanisms, and may suggest immune deficiency which needs aggressive evaluation. Go see an infectious disease expert and be examined and treated. Good luck. ...Read more
The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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