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Which type of fungal skin infection could this be?

Which type of fungal skin infection could this be?

Dermatomycosis: Cannot possibly comment on what you may have without seeing it and examining you. Go and see a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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


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What are the best remedies for fungal skin infection?

What are the best remedies for fungal skin infection?

Depends...: ...On the location. Simple athlete's foot & jock itch will often clear with any of the over-the-counter antifungal creams or sprays. More extensive skin involvement usually requires the addition of an oral antifungal (ketoconazole, terbinafine, etc.) if it's on the face, in the scalp, or in toenails or fingernails, topical treatments simply don't work, and oral antifungals are the only way to go. ...Read more

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What can be done to treat fungal skin infection by myself?

What can be done to treat fungal skin infection by myself?

Lotimin, Micatin (miconazole): Lotrimin, micatin, (miconazole) or amisil at are options for self treatment of fungal infection. Use for 4 weeks. If not clear see physician for prescription. ...Read more

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Do you know the name of a tablet for fungal skin infection?

Do you know the name of a tablet for fungal skin infection?

Yes, I do.: There are several; the most popular at the moment are terbinafine (trade name lamisil), ketoconazole (trade name nizoral), itraconazole (trade name sporanox), and Fluconazole (trade name diflucan). All have advantages and disadvantages, depending on the nature and location of the infection. An older medication called Griseofulvin is still used sometimes, but a lot of fungi are resistant to it now. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: fungal skin infection?

What is the definition or description of: fungal skin infection?

Fungal skin: Infection is an infection of the skin and possible superficial soft tissue structures with a fungal pathogen; common conditions are ringworm, tinea versicolor, or candida intertrigo. ...Read more

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What will be the best cure for recurring fungal skin infection?

What will be the best cure for recurring fungal skin infection?

Avoid source: Fungal infections can occur from contact with either a pet, another human being infected, or soil. Best treatment is avoidance of the above. If over the counter antifungal creams don't work, then see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What do you needs to avoid when you have a fungal skin infection like jock itch?

What do you needs to avoid when you have a fungal skin infection like jock itch?

Heat, moisture: Skin fungi love warm, damp areas such as the groin and feet, which is why jock itch and athletes' foot are so common. Your job is to keep the involved area as cool and dry as possible. In the case of jock itch, wear loose underwear and apply a good powder like zeasorb twice a day. And of course, apply a good antifungal cream or lotion twice a day until the rash clears. ...Read more

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Is there another condition that could easily be confused with a fungal skin infection?

Is there another condition that could easily be confused with a fungal skin infection?

Fungal confusion: The most common conditions that would be confused with fungus on the feet and hands is psoriasis and eczema. If on the body then it can be confused with nummular dermatitis and granuloma annulare. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a fungal skin infection or eczema?

A dermatologist...: ...Will take a sample of the scale from the rash, put it under the microscope, and look for fungal elements (we call them "hyphae"). If they are present, it's a fungal infection; if not, eczema or something closely related in most cases. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a fungal skin infection or if it's just eczema?

How do you know if you have a fungal skin infection or if it's just eczema?

It can be tricky.: There is overlap between the appearance and symptoms of eczema & fungal infections. Both can be red, scaly and itchy. Mild eczema responds well to moisturizers & Hydrocortisone cream. This treatment can actually worsen some fungal infections. Fungal infections respond well to antifungal creams. If your rash is not improving, see your dermatologist. A simple non-invasive skin test can sort it out. ...Read more

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Is it better to be using a bar of soap or liquid on my body if I have a fungal skin infection?

Doesn't matter...: ...As long as you use one or the other regularly. Fungus infections love warm, damp skin -- so the cooler and dryer you can keep the involved area, the faster the infection will resolve. ...Read more

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Fungal skin infection between legs, what to do for that?

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Tinactin, (tolnaftate) Desenex: Any azole creams over the counter like clotrimazole, Miconazole or terbenafine cream (lamisil) are helpful. ...Read more

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Fungal skin infection affecting genitals. Can I get it from bf?

Fungal skin infection affecting genitals. Can I get it from bf?

Depends...: ...On what kind. If you have a vaginal yeast infection, that can be gotten from (or transmitted to) a sexual partner. "jock itch" is a different organism, usually occurs outside of the vagina itself, and to the best of my knowledge, there is no credible evidence that you can catch it from another person. ...Read more

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Have to have HIV to have a fungal skin infection such as tinea versicolor?

No: Tinea versicolor is a failry common skin infection with a fungus called malassezia furfur. A person does not need to have HIV infection in order to have a case of tinea versicolor. This can be treated by oral or topical antifungals depending on the extent of the infection. ...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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Fungal skin infection. What creams are as good as or better than daktacort. My rashes seem to have got worse rapidly?

Med not the problem?: There are dozens of alternative antifungal preparations. However, often failure is due to problem with the medication reaching the fungus rather than which antifungal med used. You may do better with cream than ointment; you may need 3 or 4 times a day instead of twice; the problem may be something more than just a fungus. If initial therapy fails, best to ask pharmacist or doctor for recommend. ...Read more

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Is terbinafine 250 mg two weeks safe while pregnant? I was prescribed it by my doc for my fungal skin infection. But I think I may be pregnant now.

Is terbinafine 250 mg two weeks safe while pregnant? I was prescribed it by my doc for my fungal skin infection. But I think I may be pregnant now.

As far as we know..: No adverse affects on the baby have been seen with Terbinafine. However, medical science is imperfect. Tomorrow something bad might be found. The best policy is take only those medicines that are absolutely necessary. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I seem to have a fungal skin infection I can't completely get rid of. I've seen a doctor who recommended I use a topical antifungal but I still get it?

I seem to have a fungal skin infection I can't completely get rid of. I've seen a doctor who recommended I use a topical antifungal but I still get it?

Ask for fungal test: Fungal infections of the skin can be definitively diagnosed by viewing a skin scraping under the microscope, doing a fungal culture, or a skin biopsy. Once the diagnosis is definitively confirmed, oral antifungal pills and topical creams such as naftin (naftifine) are effective at clearing it up. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my legs, arms, chest, neck and thighs have an itch if it's not a fungal skin infection?

Could you tell me why my legs, arms, chest, neck and thighs have an itch if it's not a fungal skin infection?

Not sure?: dry skin? This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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I have a red scaly patch near my groin area. I recently took bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds. Could this be a fungal skin infection like a yeast infection?

I have a red scaly patch near my groin area. I recently took bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds. Could this be a fungal skin infection like a yeast infection?

Jock itch?: It could be a fungal infection, but more likely a "jock itch" than a yeast infection - and unlikely to be related to the recent course of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Feel free to try an otc antifungal cream, but if nothing happens, see your doctor or a dermatologist and find out what it really is. ...Read more

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Top alternative medicine for skin fungal infection?

Top alternative medicine for skin fungal infection?

Do you want best?: First determine if it really is fungus! if so, how did it come about? These are very important. Otc antifungal creams are cheap & effective. Science has it all over wichcraft in this area. If you accidently brush your teeth with antifungal cream you need not call a dr. This is not the case with herbal remedies which are not effective and often dangerous as well as more expensive. ...Read more

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Ansh has a skin infection on his inner thighs and genitals which is now spreading upto his stomach. I think it is fungal. Please advise a medicine?

Ansh has a skin infection on his inner thighs and genitals which is now spreading upto his stomach. I think it is fungal. Please advise a medicine?

Fungal skin infectio: If this is fungal you need to keep the are clean and dry. You can use a topical antifungal cream such as Lotrimin (clotrimazole) AF. Use cotton underwear and loose clothing to let the area breath. If you are also having itching you can also add a steroid cream. Mix the two and apply twice daily. Good luck ...Read more

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I have a horrible skin infection itchy puss filled spots it comes and goes. Been using anti fungal cream. Wondering what to do?

Skin infection: Fungal infections can cause pustules and boils on the skin, but more often it is a bacterial infection which needs antibiotics. Antifungal creams would not help. Other conditions that cause result in pustules include psoriasis, reactions to medications, acne, other inflammatory conditions. Please see a dermatologist for the proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How are fungal skin infections caught?

How are fungal skin infections caught?

Fungal Infections: A doctor can diagnose ringworm based on the appearance of the rash or reported symptoms. He or she will ask about possible exposure to people or animals with ringworm. The doctor may take skin scrapings or samples from the infected area and look at them under a microscope to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Sarah Benjamin
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Fungal Skin Infection (Definition)

Infection is an infection of the skin and possible superficial soft tissue structures with a fungal pathogen; common conditions are ringworm, tinea ...Read more


Dr. David Kahan
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Skin Infection (Definition)

Damage to the outermost layer of tissue covering the ...Read more