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How can you cure a fungal infection on the skin?

How can you cure a fungal infection on the skin?

Various options: Localized fungal infections such as "athletes foot" can be treated with antifungal creams. Some over the counter examples include lamisil, (terbinafine) lotrimin and micatin. More widespread infection or infection of the toenails often require treatment with an oral antifungal. See your doctor if you feel you need an oral antifungal treatment. ...Read more

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Fungus (Definition)

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


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What is the best way to treat a fungus that grows on callouses?

What is the best way to treat a fungus that grows on callouses?

Topical antifungals: Topical anti-fungals are very effective for skin.I would make an appointment with your podiatrist to make sure you have fungus. ...Read more

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How to treat ingrowns and broken skin on the underam? Thanks!

How to treat ingrowns and broken skin on the underam? Thanks!

Will have to: You will have to see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat the dead skin on my foot?

What is the best way to treat the dead skin on my foot?

Is on the heels: Moisturize it at night time. Use Pumice stone or Emory board in the shower and then moisturize again before putting shoes and socks on. ...Read more

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How to treat a wart on your finger?

How to treat a wart on your finger?

You can use over the: Counter products or your dermatologist will have a larger array of treatments available like liquid nitrogen (cryotherapy), electrocautery, laser or other other medications. ...Read more

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How can I treat ringworm on the scalp?

How can I treat ringworm on the scalp?

See a doctor: In scalp ringworm the fungus is growing inside the hair follicles, so topical medications are usually ineffective. An oral prescription medication is required in most cases. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How to treat a heat rash on a penis?

How to treat a heat rash on a penis?

Here are some...: Heat rash usually occurs in the skin folds as intertrigo resulting from "over-heat and over-growth of local fungus", which is usually treated with improving local hygiene with good ventilation, cleansing & drying, judicious use of topical use of anti-fungal + steroid cream like clotrimazole _ hydrocortisone. If not effective in a week, seek evaluation + counseling timely... Best wish... ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a bacterial rash on the buttocks?

What is the best way to treat a bacterial rash on the buttocks?

Benzoyl peroxide: If this does not work see you gener doc or dermatologist. ...Read more

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How to get treated for a ringworm of the scalp?

How to get treated for a ringworm of the scalp?

Need prescription!: Ringworm of the scalp is more difficult to treat than ringworm on the body. Once ringworm is on the scalp or in a hairline, oral prescription antifungals are required. This is necessary because the fungus recedes into the hair follicle thus topicals cannot reach to treat. Most oral antifungals work better when taken with a meal, esp fatty foods. Antifungal shampoos can help stop it from spreading. ...Read more

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How can you treat dermatitis on the scrotum?

How can you treat dermatitis on the scrotum?

Med: This is treated with steroids or a calcineurin inhibitors. Your dermatologist can prescribe this medication. Your dermatologist can give you the correct diagnosis and therapy also. ...Read more

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Any tips on how to treat a rash on the buttocks?

Any tips on how to treat a rash on the buttocks?

Need evaluation: There are many reason for rashes on buttock. Need to know the age of the person and other pertinent history and also an examination. Need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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How to treat a spider bite on the lip?

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How to treat a spider bite on the lip?

Spider: Clean with soap and water...If black widow or brown recluse then goto er...If not, then apply topical antibiotic for 48 hours followed by topical steroid cream...If still swollen or painful, see your primary doctor. ...Read more

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How to cure a fungus on toe?

How to cure a fungus on toe?

Antifungal Medicines: There is not necessarily a 'cure', but we have many options for treatment. First, is this fungus in the toenail or on the skin? I am going to approach the answer as if it is in the nail. Treatment options: 1. Home Remedy: Mix equal parts of Listerine with White Vinegar and apply that with a Q-tip daily. 2. Prescription Topical Medicine 3. Oral Medication (Lamisil (terbinafine) or Sporanox) ...Read more

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Clotrimazole caused skin to peel on penis, what is safe to put on the peeling skin to sooth and help heal?

Clotrimazole caused skin to peel on penis, what is safe to put on the peeling skin to sooth and help heal?

Leave it alone: The best approach is to just leave it alone and let it heal on its own. You were presumably using Clotrimazole for a fungal infection, which will then come back if you use a lot of ointments, steroids, or moisturizers. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get ringworm on the scalp?

How common is it for somebody to get ringworm on the scalp?

Depends: Scalp ringworm is fairly common in children, far less common in adults. No one knows exactly why. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat broken skin on the labia?

Keep clean and moist: As with any wound anywhere else on the body, wounds heal faster if kept clean and moist with a gentle soap such as cetaphil and covered with a light petrolatum based ointment. ...Read more

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How can you remove a fungal rash on body?

How can you remove a fungal rash on body?

Rash : There are topical and oral anti fungal medications that may be prescribed to treat fungal infections based on location and type suspected . See a dermatologist to evaluate and treat the conditions. ...Read more

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