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How long does a skin fungus rash usually last?

How long does a skin fungus rash usually last?

A long time: The most common problem with a fungal infection is that people undertreat it. Even after the rash appears to have gone, you should continue to apply your medication for about two more weeks. Fungi can live very deep in the six and you want to treat the rash ideally for one complete skin cycle, which is six weeks.

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How long does it take for an skin fungus to clear up?

How long does it take for an skin fungus to clear up?

Varies: This will vary with the causative fungus, severity of infection, location, type of treatment, immune statue of the patient and other factors.

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For how long can I use ketaconozole gel 2% on my skin fungus?

For how long can I use ketaconozole gel 2% on my skin fungus?

2-4 weeks: Ketoconazole gel is used for 2-4 weeks, depending upon what is being treated.

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How long after starting to use ketoconazole shampoo will it take before the fungus is no longer visible on the skin?

How long after starting to use ketoconazole shampoo will it take before the fungus is no longer visible on the skin?

Depends: But, generally, if the medicine is working, initial results ahold be seen within 3 weeks as the skin takes 18-21 days to regenerate from the bottom layer to the top.

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Do I have a foot fungus? How can I get rid of dead peeling skin on my feet? I have very dry feet, the skin on the bottom of my feet have been peeling for as long as I can remember, I tried using a pumice stone, soaking them, getting a pedicure, but noth

Do I have a foot fungus? How can I get rid of dead peeling skin on my feet? I have very dry feet, the skin on the bottom of my feet have been peeling for as long as I can remember, I tried using a pumice stone, soaking them, getting a pedicure, but noth

There: There are several conditions that can cause peeling of the skin on your feet. Any process that triggers rapid renewal of the epidermis on your feet will contribute to thickened, peeling skin; in many cases this problem is merely due to an occupation that demands a lot of walking or standing. Your doctor can readily diagnose a fungal infection by obtaining a skin scraping and examining it under a microscope. If this doesn't reveal the cause of your peeling, he/she can investigate for other potential causes (circulation problems, dyshidrosis, ichthyosis, autoimmune disorders, etc.). If you haven't seen your doctor about this issue yet, I recommend you do so.

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How can u cure skin fungus?

How can u cure skin fungus?

Medicine: Depending on the type of fungus, topical creams or ointments or oral medicine can cure skin fungus.

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Skin fungus worries?

Don't worry: Be happy. There are lots of easy treatments for a skin fungus. See a dermatologist!

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What are the signs of a skin fungus?

What are the signs of a skin fungus?

Scaly & itchy skin: Dry scaly itchy skin is usually associated with skin fungal infections. In some cases, there may be small blister like lesions with some yellowish fluid. There are many conditions with similar symptoms. Please have your doctor take a look for a clear diagnosis.

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Skin fungus- skin colour change back?

Skin fungus- skin colour change back?

It can?: Tinea versacolor is the most common type of skin "fungus" that causes color changes. After it is treated the color usually returns to normal. There can be some permanent color change, but that is not usually the case. There are other fungal skin infections that could cause pigmentation changes, but they are not the usual ones.

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What type of fungus grows on the skin?

All sorts!: There are all sorts of fungus that can grow on the skin. A fungal culture can help identify a specific type on a patient's skin.

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What can I use for fungus in my son head?

What can I use for fungus in my son head?

Needs evaluation: You will need confirmation of the scalp fungus by a physician & likely require several weeks or months of oral medication to eliminate it if confirmed. Topical anti-fungal & shampoos can reduce some of the process, but the fungus gets down in the hair root & must be killed through the blood supply of the hair & scalp.

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What areas of the body can be affected by a skin fungus?

Any: Any area can be infected, but most likely are intertriginous areas (i.e. Groin, skin folds etc).

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I have a skin fungus and im not sure how to get it to go away?

I have a skin fungus and im not sure how to get it to go away?

Skin fungus: Find out which one it is and use right med. Or try OTC Rx first and if that does not work see Dr.

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What is a drug (pill form, not a creme) used to treat skin fungus?

Oral anti fungal med: One of the most common oral anti fungal medications is called Lamisil (terbinafine). But your blood has to be monitored to make sure there is no effect on the liver.

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What's the best topical to treat recurring skin fungus? I've used ketokonozol and others and it always returns.

What's the best topical to treat recurring skin fungus? I've used ketokonozol and others and it always returns.

Try oral meds.: There are two topical products that I'm aware of that are used for resistant cutaneous fungal infections, they are "lamisil at" and "lotrimin ultra". It would be helpful to submit skin scrapings for fungal culture to identify the fungus. You also might benefit from a course of oral antifungals which can get to places topicals cant. Talk to a doctor, verify your diagnosis, and treat it accordingly.

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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.

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Darkening of the skin between my breasts from fungus?

Tinea versicolor: Tinea versicolor is a chronic yeast infection of the skin. The main symptom is patches of discolored skin with sharp borders and fine scale. This skin condition can be controlled but not cured. Treatment is with topical anti yeast medication like Nizoral cream or oral medication like ketoconazole.

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