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Have red blotches on my hands, they are itchy, tried fungal infection cream and antihistamine, advise of pharmacist but no change. hope you can help?

Have red blotches on my hands, they are itchy, tried fungal infection cream and antihistamine, advise of pharmacist but no change. hope you can help?

Topical cortisone: Are you working with a lot of chemical solvents requiring a lot of hand washing? If so, these practices need to be modified. They are unlikely to be fungal infection but more likely irritant and/or contact allergy which will respond better to topical cortisone. See dermatologist to find out the cause. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Dugan
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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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Can chronic systemic fungal infection (itchy scalp) like candida albican cause pin straight hair to become dry and wavy, or is there no correlation here?

Can chronic systemic fungal infection (itchy scalp) like candida albican cause pin straight hair to become dry and wavy, or is there no correlation here?

No correlation.: First of all, itchy scalp (seborrheic dermatitis) is not a chronic systemic fungal infection, nor is it due to Candida albicans. It is mostly due to a different yeast called Malassezia. It is only a surface condition, not systemic, and it has no effect on hair shaft texture or moisture content. ...Read more

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Itchy and reddening of the skin of the penis(outer), what are the reasons and remedy for this? Is it a fungal infection?

Balanitis: Inflammation of the glans penis is called balanitis. It's more common w/uncircumcised males & depending on cause may be associated w/systemic complaints like joint pain, mouth sores, swollen glands & feeling overall 'bad'. Most commonly due to candida but as well from gc or syphilis, hpv, herpes infection, streptrichomonas, gardnerella, autoimmune diseases, contact dermatitis and other skin dis'. ...Read more

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Do I have a fungal infection on my toe? My toe is inflamed (red) and sometimes itchy. It also has a couple of white bumps.

Do I have a fungal infection on my toe? My toe is inflamed (red) and sometimes itchy. It also has a couple of white bumps.

Fungal infection toe: It is not clear. The redness & inflammation could be due to minor trauma, ingrown toenail, or gout. The most common cause of itch around the toes is fungus, but you can also have skin allergy to footwear. The white bumps--how big are they? Are they filled with fluid like a blister? Fungus does not usually cause bumps; does usually cause whitening & thickening of the nails. ...Read more

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Under my right scrotum is red or pink , dry look and itchy, why? I was heal from fungal infection , but now I have this symptom

Under my right scrotum is red or pink , dry look and itchy, why? I was heal from fungal infection , but now I have this symptom

May have come back: The tineas cruris (fungal jock itch infection) may have never fully resoled or it came back. Other than that, it's a different dermatitis that you should get evaluated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Healed fungal infection however still have itchy anus ? Been on tablets and cream treating over a month now been a nightmare need help

Healed fungal infection however still have itchy anus ? Been on tablets and cream treating over a month now been a nightmare need help

This may help: have you tried probiotics? most people will get yeast infection if placed on antibiotics with out replacing you normal bugs in your gut. Give probiotics a try at the highest strength you can find in you health food stores. Try this for one month at least! ...Read more

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I've had very itchy skin surrounding my right big toenail. The skin attached to my toenail is dry and itchy. I can't see any other problem. Could it be a fungal infection?

I've had very itchy skin surrounding my right big toenail. The skin attached to my toenail is dry and itchy. I can't see any other problem. Could it be a fungal infection?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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