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Are lung infections with aspergillus normally treated with anti-fungal infections?

Are lung infections with aspergillus normally treated with anti-fungal infections?

Actual infection:Yes: Actual infection with aspergillus is treated with surgery and anti fungals as a supplement. Presence of aspergillus is not proof of infection. Mere presence in the lungs often does not require anti fungals even if there are related symptoms. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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How is fungal pneumonia blastomycosis treated?

How is fungal pneumonia blastomycosis treated?

See below: Blastomycosis is a fungal infection that occurs in the eastern 1/3 of the us. It is usually a pulmonary infection. Treatment is with antifungal agents. Azoles-ketoconazole, itraconazole, Fluconazole and voriconazole are usually used. Life threatening or central nervous system infections are treated with liposomal amphotericin b. ...Read more

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Can endocarditis caused by aspergillus be treated by antifungal medication?

Can endocarditis caused by aspergillus be treated by antifungal medication?

No: Voriconizole is used initially but surgical valve replacement is mandatory for survival. See: http://130.88.242.202/medicine/aspergillus/dropbox/aspergillus_website/aspergillus-web/articlesoverflow/22086858.Pdf. ...Read more

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Could anti psoriasis treatment cure a fungal infection ?

Could anti psoriasis treatment cure a fungal infection ?

No: They are two entirely different issues with entirely different treatments. ...Read more

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Can radiation therapy for lung cancer also treat a pneumocystis infection?

Can radiation therapy for lung cancer also treat a pneumocystis infection?

No: Pneumocystis is an infectious organism. It can only be treated with specific antibiotics. On the other hand, radiation can weaken the immune system and cause pneumocystis pneumonia. ...Read more

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Is it possible for IV antifungals to cure fungal endocarditis or fungal infection of the lungs?

Is it possible for IV antifungals to cure fungal endocarditis or fungal infection of the lungs?

Fungal infection: IV antifungals. Curing fungal endocarditis or pneumonia is difficult and depends on the sensitivity of the fungus to the agent being administered as well as the ability of the drug to get to the infectious agent. Having said that it is possible to get cures but requires long term treatment and possible doesn't mean, always successful. ...Read more

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Can allergic pulmonary aspergillosis relapse?

Can allergic pulmonary aspergillosis relapse?

Absolutely: It is classic for recurring bouts. You should speak with your pulmonologist or primary care provider to determine if this is flaring; and what treatment options exist if it is a recurrence. ...Read more

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Do inhaled corticosteroids increase susceptibility to fungal/bacterial resp. infections (besides candida)? Environmental mold, or healthcare exposure?

Do inhaled corticosteroids increase susceptibility to fungal/bacterial resp. infections (besides candida)? Environmental mold, or healthcare exposure?

Not usually: Usually just thrush if you have a normal immune system. Not sure what the second part of your question is asking. Here is some info about on of the inhaled corticosteroids: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/flovent-hfa-side-effects.html ...Read more

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Is prednisone for viral or bacterial lung infection?

For none: Prednisone is not for any type of infection; in fact it can increase the risk and severity of infection. ...Read more

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Are there herbal supplements that can treat a pulmonary aspergillosis lung infection?

Are there herbal supplements that can treat a pulmonary aspergillosis lung infection?

No: Aspergillosis infects the lung when the immune system does not work well, or when the lung is damaged in some way, such as when there is a cavity or cyst in the lung that can become infected. It requires specific antibiotics, treatment of the underlying immune or lung problem and similar measures. There is no evidence that herbs of any kind do any good. ...Read more

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Can antiviral medication treat chronic hepatitis b?

Can antiviral medication treat chronic hepatitis b?

Yes: There are currently 6 available antiviral medications for hepatitis b. Viread is the most common and Baraclude (entecavir) is also a first line therapy. Most of these medications only need to be taken once per day and have minimal side effects. ...Read more

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Can fungus infections cause lung infections?

Can fungus infections cause lung infections?

Yes: Its not very common, but fungus can cause lung infections, its more common in people whose immune system is down "due to aids for example".. ...Read more

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Could anti biotic gel cure cat bite infection?

Could anti biotic gel cure cat bite infection?

Probably not: Infected cat bites generally need systemic antibiotic treatment and can be very serious. See a doctor now. ...Read more

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Tinea versicolor (fungal skin infection) risk of recurrence?

Tinea versicolor (fungal skin infection) risk of recurrence?

Yes: This condition tends to recur. Best way to minimize recurrence is after infection is adequately treated, use over the counter anti-dandruff shampoo a few times a week as a "body soap" on the area affected by infection. This will help keep the causative yeast under better control. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and mucus appearance due to fungal lung infection (vs. Bacterial or viral)? How are fungal lung infections diagnosed?

What are the symptoms and mucus appearance due to fungal lung infection (vs. Bacterial or viral)?  How are fungal lung infections diagnosed?

Diagnosis: Mucus appearance does not give us diagnosis nor really give us a clue as to type of most of the time even the presence of infection. Lung infections with fungi are diagnosed when a person who had been to an area endemic for a fungus presents with symptoms, cxr taken, some clues are seen, and either a titer (blood reaction) or sputum by expectoration or fob, stains positive and grows the fungus. ...Read more

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Does fluticasone / Q var immunocompromise respiratory epithelium? I'm in healthcare & I garden. Increased risk of viral, bacterial, or fungal infx?

Does fluticasone / Q var immunocompromise respiratory epithelium?  I'm in healthcare & I garden. Increased risk of viral, bacterial, or fungal infx?

Minimal risk at most: If anything, underlying allergies and/or asthma will leave you at greater risk to develop infections. The anti-inflammatory treatment your referenced can theoretically reduce the inflammatory response, but they intend to do just that. Patients with allergic conditions have high inflammation levels that benefit from such treatment. ...Read more

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Are there home remedies that can treat a pulmonary aspergillosis lung infection?

Are there home remedies that can treat a pulmonary aspergillosis lung infection?

No: Lung aspergillosis is a serious infection of the lungs that is often seen in people with compromised local or general immunity. It can easily get spread and became fatal, so i strongly suggest no experiments with any home remedies that may delay effective treatment. ...Read more

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Suspected balanitis for 1 year, swab showed candida, anti fungal treatment,circumcision,hydrocortisone all failed !? What could be causing it?

Suspected balanitis for 1 year, swab showed candida, anti fungal treatment,circumcision,hydrocortisone all failed !? What could be causing it?

Psoriasis: Recurrent, chronic balanitis is frequently caused by psoriasis and would often not respond to your treatments you have had. Best diagnosed by a dermatologist, although they have limited availability in the UK ...Read more

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How common is bacterial infection in anti tnf medication treatment?

How common is bacterial infection in anti tnf medication treatment?

Higher but still low: Anti-tumor necrosis factor drugs have emerged as important agents in the treatment of many chronic inflammatory diseases. One of the risks of anti-tnf therapy is the small but significant risk of serious opportunistic infection. These include increased risks of certain fungal, viral and bacterial infections, but not to all pathogens. The risk is still small and should be balanced with benefits. ...Read more

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