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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?

Topical therapy: That depends! if it is a superficial fungal infection you may see response in a few days; if you are using it on severely inflammed athletes foot it may take weeks and if you are using it on a nailbed infection it may take months. If you are not seeing the response you wish, ask your doctor what else may need to be done to treat the infection. ...Read more

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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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How long does a fungal infection last when your 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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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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How long after having an fungal infection is starting anti-fungal meds effective?

How long after having an 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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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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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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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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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


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