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How long does a fungal infection last given that mycoban medicine is applied?

How long does a fungal infection last given that mycoban medicine is applied?

Miconazole: Topical antifungal used twice a day and continued for 10 days after all skin manifestations of infection have cleared is the recommended treatment. The rapidity of clearance will obviously depend upon the severity of the condition, the organism causing it and its sensitivity to miconazole, your immune status and a variety of other variables. Be patient. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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How long does a fungal infection last when you're using cream and taking a pill once a week for it?

How long does a fungal infection last when you're using cream and taking a pill once a week for it?

Which one?: Which fungal infection, and which pill and cream? It's unusual for a 19 year-old male to have a fungal condition that requires both a pill and a cream. ...Read more

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How long can fungal infections last?

How long can fungal infections last?

Fungal infections: That depends upon the fungus, where the infection is located and how it is treated. Go and have a doctor look at this. Good luck. ...Read more

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PLEASE describe symptoms of systemic fungal infection in an immunocompetent Patient.Also, how long can these last before sepsis / death?

PLEASE describe symptoms of systemic fungal infection in an immunocompetent Patient.Also, how long can these last before sepsis / death?

See below: This is too broad a subject. Fungal infections can be benign like ring worm, lethal like mucormycosis, or last years as in madura foot. You may consult this site for a start.
https://www.cdc.gov/fungal/diseases/index.html
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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Hair loss, F- derm said telogen effluvium- bloodwork ok, no other med probs, no fam history of hair loss-no fungal infection. How long can it last?

Hair loss, F- derm said telogen effluvium- bloodwork ok, no other med probs, no fam history of hair loss-no fungal infection. How long can it last?

Ask the derm: The DR who determined you have telogen effluvium should discuss it in detail. Be sure she answers all your questions. What is the specific cause of your problem? There are many possibles. This is very important. Typical telogen lasts about 3 months. If present less than 6 months it is acute. If over 6 months it is chronic. The circumstances causing it determine the duration. ...Read more

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I have a bad skin fungal infection for about a month, barely started medicating correcly. How long will it clear up, and what meds most effective?

I have a bad skin fungal infection for about a month, barely started medicating correcly. How long will it clear up, and what meds most effective?

Depends: If the fungal infection is tinea — like ringworm and it has been there for a month then the best treatment would likely be topical terbinafine AND oral terbinafine for at least 14 days. If it is in the scalp then treatment takes longer. If it is more of a yeast infection — like jock itch — then fluconazole might be more effective. That would be treated for 2 – 10 days depending on severity. ...Read more

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I have chronic vaginal fungal infection. What can I do to prevent this not coming in long term?

I have chronic vaginal fungal infection.  What can I do to prevent this not coming in long term?

Many: See a doctor to check for immune or hormonal condition. Be checked for drug resistant yeast. Avoid diets high in sugar, cotton underwear or no underwear. Avoid thongs. Adding healthy bacteria in diet: probiotics, yogurt, raw apple cider vinegar. Luvana or rephresh to regulate vaginal ph. Boric acid suppositories. Gently douching with 1/2 tsp baking soda/water. Apply gentian violet. Meds. ...Read more

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How long after having a fungal infection is starting anti-fungal meds effective?

How long after having a fungal infection is starting anti-fungal meds effective?

Any time.: Most fungal infections in otherwise healthy individuals respond to treatment quickly. Infections in people with indwelling catheters, aids, and other severe underlying conditions, can be more severe. ...Read more

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Can a long term untreated fungal infection reach the brain?

Can a long term untreated fungal infection reach the brain?

Yes: An expanding fungal infection can reach the brain by eroding bone (from sinuses for example) or via the blood stream (cryptococcosis for example) particularly in the setting of immunodeficiency. ...Read more

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If we are on long term antibiotic course, we are prone to fungal infection? If yes then what's the reason behind this?

If we are on long term antibiotic course, we are prone to fungal infection? If yes then what's the reason behind this?

True.: Many places on the body (mucous membranes, skin) have bacteria and fungi living in competition with each other, keeping each other in check. If you kill off one type (with antibiotics) the other type will win and overgrow. ...Read more

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Currently treating vaginal fungal infection with clatrimazole(?), can I go swimming in pools or sea? How long to wait? I'm on holiday, I want to enjoy!

OK to swim: This doesn't need to interfere with swimming or any other holiday activity (except maybe vaginal sex!). If you're having significant external genital symptoms (e.g. labial or vulvar irritation and itching), some vigorous physical activities (e.g. biking, running, etc) might be a bit uncomfortable, but not harmful. Just use the medication as directed and do whatever isn't bothersome. ...Read more

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Can inner ear fungal infections be harmful to your body? My inner ears have been itchy for a long time now and I don't know what's causing it

Can inner ear fungal infections be harmful to your body? My inner ears have been itchy for a long time now and I don't know what's causing it

External ear: I am sure you mean a possible fungal infection of the EXTERNAL EAR CANAL, not the inner ear. You need a culture of the drainage of the ear canal skin to document the presence of fungus. The most common cause of dry ears causing itchiness is the over use of Q-tips to clean your ears of wax. Wax in the ear canal is important and healthy and will migrate out on its own. ...Read more

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I have fungal infection between my foot fingers since a very long time. It causes a lot of itching. What should I do to get rid of it?

I have fungal infection between my foot fingers since a very long time. It causes a lot of itching. What should I do to get rid of it?

Athlete's foot: Most cases of can be cured with over-the-counter antifungal products and basic good hygiene. Wash and dry your feet every morning and evening, change socks daily, and don't wear the same shoes day after day to allow them time to dry completely before wearing again. Sprinkle antifungal powder on feet and in your shoes daily. Antifungal creams, spray and powders should be used for several weeks. ...Read more

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I am using tea tree oil to treat fungal infection on toe nails and heels of feet. How long do I need to leave it on and how many times to reapply?

I am using tea tree oil to treat fungal infection on toe nails and heels of feet. How long do I need to leave it on and how many times to reapply?

See specialist: Before self-medicating with an unproved otc, seeking consultation with a dermatologist and possible treatment with proven anti-fungal medications might be more prudent. ...Read more

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I have scars in my cheek and a large red spot on my temple (fungal infections!), my doctor gave me CICAPLAST BAUME B5, how long it takes scars to heal?

I have scars in my cheek and a large red spot on my temple (fungal infections!), my doctor gave me CICAPLAST BAUME B5, how long it takes scars to heal?

Some time for this: Now if the skin has left a scar you are looking at a long time to fade and appear to blend in with the skin. Eventually will improve but looking at a long time ...Read more

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My aspergillus igG[ icap] is 51.7mgA/1; total igE 174, ve many health issues esp lung issues [some unexplained],ESR is 13, do i ve fungal infection?- I ve bronchiectasis, asthma,recurrent upper airway [nasal infections], swollen turbinates since long

My aspergillus igG[ icap] is 51.7mgA/1; total igE 174, ve many health issues esp lung issues [some unexplained],ESR is 13, do i ve fungal infection?- I ve bronchiectasis, asthma,recurrent upper airway [nasal infections], swollen turbinates since long

Fungal allergy: rather, not infection, sensitization to aspergillus isn't uncommon and causes upper and lower airways disease. Proximal bronchiectasis can be found in a syndrome called Allergic Bronchodilators Pulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA), however what's against this in your case is the relatively low total IgE.Need to see an allergist / pulmonologist for proper management, ESR isn't that concerning, best wishe ...Read more

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When the hiv test is conclusive?.what causes repeated perianal fungal infection?last hiv test 14monthes postexposure.is negative?

No worries: Every HIV test that exists, anywhere in the world, is conclusive by 3 months. The most commonly used tests are conclusive by 4-8 weeks. For sure you're negative result at 14 months proves you don't have HIV, no matter how high risk the exposure (and if not reexposed), and no matter how typical the symptoms. Entirely healthy people often get perianal fungal infections; it's not a sign of HIV. ...Read more

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Is it common to have a fungal infection on your hands that lasts more than 2 weeks after treatment with antifungal ointment?

Is it common to have a fungal infection on your hands that lasts more than 2 weeks after treatment with antifungal ointment?

Fungus.: Yes. Your description lacks details. But if skin only. May take 6 weeks or longer. If nails involved different story. And must be sure diagnosis is correct. Discuss this wtreating dr. ...Read more

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How long do you have to use Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) mouth wash for it to cause fungal infection.?

What are the symptom: Can not get fungal infection with the use of peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) need more information in regard to why you are using peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) and your health history ...Read more

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Can you get a middle ear fungal infection after serous otitis media has cleared out? And how long is safe to let it set as my ENT appointment is march

Can you get a middle ear fungal infection after serous otitis media has cleared out? And how long is safe to let it set as my ENT appointment is march

Yes: With serous otitis, clear fluid in the middle ear space has not drained properly and pressure causes the eardrum to bulge. After drainage, fluid left can become infected. Fungal infections are unusual.
If you are concerned, see you ENT asap. If you cannot see him/her within next 48-72 hours, see a primary care doctor. If fever/chills, nausea/vomiting, extreme ear/head/jaw pain go to emergency dept. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a fungal infection?

Fungal infection: There are dozens of different fungal infections, some superficial skin infections, others systemic, some a combination of both. Cannot answer your question as asked. Be more specific and ask again. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Dugan
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