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What are the symptoms of a fungal infection?

What are the symptoms of a fungal infection?

Depends on site: The symptoms of fungal infection depend on the site of infection--skin-lungs-sinus-blood stream-kidneys etc. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Dugan
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Fungal Infection (Definition)

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


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Touched a fungal infection, did i contract it?

Touched a fungal infection, did i contract it?

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

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Why would someone be prone to fungal infections?

Why would someone be prone to fungal infections?

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

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Does the heat effect a fungal infection?

Does the heat effect a fungal infection?

Yes: Fungus and yeast tends to thrive in warm moist environments and occur most frequently in the underarms, under breasts, between toes, groin region. Also like sweaty and hairy areas. ...Read more

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Can I put ketoconazole on a fungal infection?

Can I put ketoconazole on a fungal infection?

Generally yes: Fungal infections of the skin are very common. They are sometimes referred to a 'ring worm', even though worms and not involved. Ketoconazole is a commonly used anti-fungal medication which may be effective. However, topical medications are not effective for scalp infection; an oral medication is needed. See your doctor if the rash persists. ...Read more

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Can dettol cure fungal infection on the skin?

No: It will only irritate it. Anti fungal preps are available otc. ...Read more

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How did i catch a fungal infection on my face?

Fungal infections: If this is a superficial facial skin infection these are very very common. Unless you can think of somebody whose skin made direct contact with yours to induce infection there is unlikely to be a specific answer to your question since these fungi are ubiquitous. ...Read more

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Can diet affect fungal infections on the skin?

Can  diet affect fungal infections on the skin?

Yes: Avoid sugars and simple carbohydrates. Eat coconut oil, as it is a natural antifungal. Many other herbs and spices also have some natural anti fungal properties. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Infection (Definition)

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


Dr. Paul Bourbeau
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Histoplasmosis (Definition)

Histoplasmosis is a condition in which a person becomes infected by inhaling the spores of the Histoplasma fungus, which is found in soil contaminated with bird or bat droppings. The infection causes flu-like symptoms, but can also cause fatal ...Read more