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Medicine For Fungal Skin Infection
Dermatomycosis: Cannot possibly comment on what you may have without seeing it and examining you. Go and see a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Is it normal for a fungal skin infection to first show up in small (bug bite looking) bumps before getting bigger and more ring-like appearance??
Fungus: Yes that appearances normal trying to catch it right away as early treatment gives quicker healing ...Read more
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
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
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.
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
Could you tell me why my legs, arms, chest, neck and thighs have an itch if it's not a fungal skin 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
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
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
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
Is there a skin infection (bacterial/fungal...etc) that causes itchy bumps/sores that are connected by a thin line just under the skin?
If possible,: Take a well lit picture and post it with your question. ...Read more
Having symptoms I had prior that ended up being a fungal/yeast SKIN infection but 3day Monistat OTC treatment isn't helping, should I cease using it?
Last wk my dr gave me anti fungal cream for a skin infection on my breast, I am seeing a few more spots just like it on my body appearing? I'm scared : (
Need oral meds: Nothing to be scared of. You need to see your doctor--you may need oral medication. Rashes need to be seen. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with a skin infection on my breast & I got anti-fungal prescription cream but I think I have more spots appearing like it. I'm panickin?
Need oral meds: See a dermatologist or your primary care--they may need to add an oral systemic treatment as well. ...Read more
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