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How Long Does Skin Fungus 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is skin fungus stubborn ?!?! how long it's takes 2 go away? Been a week now on pills &cream ketoconazole 2% I have left 2 pills and no improvement!
Yes, stubborn: You may need to use the anti fungal cream for many weeks. Be patient and persistent and you will get rid of this infection. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Fungi spread by: Spores, which are everywhere. They don't wash out in the laundry or are killed in the drier. While it's entirely possible to clear up a toenail fungus with proper treatment, people who are susceptible to fungal infections tend to get re-infected, no differently than people who are prone to strep throats that keep getting them. Without treatment, the fungus never really goes away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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