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How Do You Know If You Have Scalp Fungus And How Do You Get Rid Of It
Skin scraping: A scraping can typicaly be done in your doctors office and examined under a microscope. For difficult cases sometimes a small biopsy can be taken and sent to a pathologist for staining and more close examination. Scalp fungi (or involving any hair) can typically require medicine by mouth (not shampoos, lotions, etc) to clear up completely. ...Read more
Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it. Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin (beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body. Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn. Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more
Best multivitamin or vitamin to get rid of candida overgroqth and scalp fungus I'm taking gnc probiotic 10 billion conplex?
Scalp problems: Vitamins in this setting have only limited use. Best to see a doctor for proper evaluation. In this modern age, vitamin deficiencies are rare as long as you eat a balanced diet (and are not vegetarian). I advocate getting vitamins, minerals and micronutrients from food rather than wasting money on supplements. It's a big marketing scam. Try selenium sulphide shampoo while you wait for an apt. ...Read more
Medication or laser: Fungus is an organism theat thrives in the skin and nails and lives in a dark, damp environment like shoes and socks. First you need to culture the nail to determine it is fungus. Once confirmed, discuss with your podiatric physician possible treatments. These would include topical and oral meds and laser. ...Read more
How do you get rid of really bad athletes foot rashes? Does sunlight (lots of it) kill the fungus?
Sunlight has no: Effect. When infected, you must treat it with at least a topical antifungal. Occasionally, an oral antifungal will be used if teh problem is severe enough. See your podiatrist or dermatologist, . ...Read more
We can try!: Toenail fungus is very common, and unfortunately very difficult to cure 100%. We can test the nail to see if it is a callused or traumatized nail or if it is indeed fungus, and from there you have several options: topical or oral antifungal medications, laser nail treatment, or removal of the nail in severe cases. See your doctor to talk about which treatment is right for you. ...Read more
Peroxide: You can certainly use it, but it is not likely to work. See a doctor. ...Read more
I have this itchy flaky stuff on my head and can't get rid of it I was told its fungus how do I get rid of it its thick and bothersome?
Oral meds or laser.: Topical solutions are often ineffective. Oral medications are about 75% effective an FDA approved laser can be up to 90% effective in getting rid of nail fungus. Depending on the severity of your nail fungus you may need debridement/thinning of the nails in addition to oral meds or laser treatment. See a Dr. For your best treatment options. ...Read more
Topical or oral meds: Depending upon the severity and distribution of your foot fungus, there are many methods of treatment. If it severe and covers a large portion of your foot, oral anti fungal medications would be recommended. However, liver function tests would first need to be taken, to ensure it it safe to do so. An over the counter anti fungal spray in the am before wearing shoes and socks is also recommended. ...Read more
Few options: There are 3 main treatment options for toenail fungus. The 1st option is an oral medication. The tablets although highly effective do have some possible side effects. The 2nd option is laser treatment, a highly effective option in my experience. The 3rd option is a topical medication, which is the least effective of the three. Consult your doctor for the right treatment for you. ...Read more
I have brown hyperpigmantion on my inner thighs for years after a fungus. What should I do to get rid from those brown patches??? : (
Dermatologist: Skin discoloration that has been present for years will not be easy to change. Consult with a cosmetic dermatologist for treatment options. ...Read more
Vinegar/ debridement: First order of business it to remove the fungus and debris in your ear. An ENT will do that. If your ear drum is intact, irrigating it with vinegar/water mixture is helpful. Other possibility is a ink dye that your ENT has. You need both to succeed as ear fungus can be stubborn. ...Read more
Keep your feet: Clean and dry, especially between the toes. If your feet tend to perspire a lot, use powder on your feet daily, wear different shoes each day and socks which wick perspiration away from the skin--not cotton. Also use a topical antifungal cream. You may try an otc version, but some of the newer prescription medications can work faster than the old ones. ...Read more
Not sure about yeast: No test result can be evaluated out of the context in which it was ordered. What kind of symptoms prompted the study? What are your underlying medical conditions (that may predispose you to intestinal yeast)? If you are in the midst of a GI evaluation, have they ruled out inflammation, other infections, ischemic pathology, as well as motility disorders? By the way, one good probiotic is a yeast! ...Read more