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How do you know if you have scalp fungus and how do you get rid of it?

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 (Definition)

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


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Best multivitamin or vitamin to get rid of candida overgroqth and scalp fungus I'm taking gnc probiotic 10 billion conplex?

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

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How do you get rid of foot fungus?

How do you get rid of foot fungus?

Have them evaluated.: There are topical and oral antifungal medications available for the treatment of foot fungus. Have your feet evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of fungus on your stomach?

How do you get rid of fungus on your stomach?

Get a topical antifu: L cream, apply daily for 4 weeks, u stop growth and skin grows it out so be patient. Mix it with Hydrocortisone at first if it itches. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of toenail fungus?

How do you get rid of toenail fungus?

At: My office we treat fungal nails with oral medication and we use laser which we find very effective. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of fungus under toe nails?

How do you get rid of fungus under toe nails?

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

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How do you get rid of really bad athletes foot rashes? Does sunlight (lots of it) kill the fungus?

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

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How can I get rid of fungus on skin?

Assuming: Your diagnosis is correct, topical over-the-counter anti-fungal creams work very well, but since fungal spores live for 30 days, you must keep using it for 30 days, even if it clears up in only a day or two. If it doesn't clear, it's probably not a fungus. ...Read more

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I have fungus in my blood how can I get rid of it?

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See Doc asap: If there is a fungus in your blood you would be very sick with severe infection and sepsis. Hence, need to see your doc or infectious disease specialist if indeed you have a fungus in blood where it should not be. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of fungus toenails?

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

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Hpw can I get rid of fungus on my leg?

Hpw can I get rid of fungus on my leg?

Topical, oral antifu: Topical antifungals such as lotrimin, micatin, or Lamisil (terbinafine) can help. For extensive areas you amy need oral antifungals such as Lamisil (terbinafine) or nizoral.If it does not respond to topicals see doctor for prescription. ...Read more

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What's best to get rid of fungus in toenails?

Oral Lamisil (terbinafine): See your podiatrist. Laser is also an option. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of fungus on my feet?

Apply antifungal: Agent. Sometimes you might need to make sure that you are not recontaminating from your shoes and so you might have to purchase something to ensure your shoes are fungal free. But, try the antifungal creams first readily available at the pharmacy. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get rid of toe fungus?

Is it possible to get rid of toe fungus?

Topical, oral, laser: There are topical and oral antifungal medications available for the treatment of fungus. Specialized lasers are also now available for treatment of fungal nail infections. Have it evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of toe fungus?

What is the best way to get rid of toe fungus?

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

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What should I use to get rid of foot fungus?

What should I use to get rid of foot fungus?

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

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What are ways to get rid of a toenail fungus?

What are ways to get rid of a toenail fungus?

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

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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

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How can I get rid of fungus under my armpit?

Over the counter: There are several over the counter anti-fungal meds. Ask your pharmacist for help choosing one. If it doesn't respond. ..See your doctor. ...Read more

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How to get rid of ear fungus?

How to get rid of ear fungus?

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

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What should I do to get rid of my athlete's foot fungus quicker?

What should I do to get rid of my athlete's foot fungus quicker?

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

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I am taking synbiotics probiotic. Will this be enough to get rid of intestinal fungus?

I am taking synbiotics probiotic. Will this be enough to get rid of intestinal fungus?

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

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How can I get rid of fungus and sweaty feet?

How can I get rid of fungus and sweaty feet?

Antifungal: Good hygiene with the use of an antifungal such as topical Lamisil (terbinafine) af should help it. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of nail fungus?

Is there a good way to get rid of nail fungus?

Not really: Treatment ranges from topical meds to oral meds to laser treatment, to toenail removal. ...Read more

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Can you get rid of rectal fungus from using doxycycline?

Can you get rid of rectal fungus from using doxycycline?

No: Doxycycline is an antibiotic. It treats bacterial infections, not fungal infections. But I'm not sure why you would want to treat "rectal fungus, " which is not a problem that I ever see as an infectious disease specialist, even in immunocompromised patients. ...Read more

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Fungus (Definition)

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