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Doctor insights on: How Can We Ascertain If Smelly Heel Lesions Are From Bacterial Or Fungus Nature

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How can we ascertain if smelly heel lesions are from bacterial or fungus nature ?

How can we ascertain if smelly heel lesions are from bacterial or fungus nature ?

Lab diagnosis: At the office or in the clinic, we can get biopsy or aspiration samples from these heel lesions and send them to microbiology lab for culture (specify in order for both bacterial and fungal cultures), gram stain, pas stain & koh. The lab report would tell u what growths they find, whether bacterial (aerobic/ anaerobic) or fungus, with the name of the specific bugs or fungi. ...Read more

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Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more


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Odd smelly discharge from vagina. Been 2 the doc, every smear is ok. . No bacteria no fungus, nothing... What can I do?

Odd smelly discharge from vagina. Been 2 the doc, every smear  is ok. . No bacteria no fungus,  nothing...  What can I do?

Gynecologist?: You don't say what kind of doctor you have seen, but if have not been examined by a gynecologist you should do that. Without being able to examine you and test you there is no way to solve this long distance. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a UTI is not caused by bacteria or fungus, then what could the problem be?

Cystitis : Inflammation of the bladder lining can remain after successful elimination of the causative bacteria / organism. It can also occur from non-infectious causes, such as concentrated bladder irritants (ie. Caffeine, nicotine, excess spices) in the setting of dehydration. This inflammation can cause symptoms indistinguishable from a uti. ...Read more

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If people can take probiotics to have more good bacteria, can they take some kind of good fungus?

If people can take probiotics to have more good bacteria, can they take some kind of good fungus?

Yes, and many do: Fungi are not part of our normal flora but yeast are. Many take Sacchromyces boulardii, a probiotic yeast, often sold as Florastor, esp. useful for preventing diarrhea & yeast infections when taking antibiotics. As for good fungi, medicinal mushrooms such as Reishi, Maitake, Shiitake & Cordyceps have many powerful proven health benefits, but, unlike probiotics, these don't live in our intestines. ...Read more

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Do I have a fungus on my heel?

Do I have a fungus on my heel?

Possibly : Does it itch? Is there scaly appearance? If yes then likely. Sometimes you can examine the area under a woods light and this will indicate a fungal infection. A culture can confirm the infection. Your podiatrist can easily take care of this for you. Some infections can not be successfully treated with over the counter preparations but you can try - ask your pharmacist for one of them. ...Read more

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Fungus (Definition)

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