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What diet i shouldn't take in oral fungal infections?

What diet i shouldn't take in oral fungal infections?

Soft n Non Spicy: Avoid spicy foods as exposure to spices may lead to exageration of burning sensation. There is no dietary cure for the condition, see a dentist and get antifungal rx may be cream, ointment, powder, lozenges or mouth risnes. For specific foods: a good resource can be found at http://www.Thecandidadiet.Com/candida-diet.Htm. ...Read more

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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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Finger nail fungal infection. Taken oral Lamisil (terbinafine) for 1 week. How do I know if the med is working? Any changes I should see on my nails?

Finger nail fungal infection. Taken oral Lamisil (terbinafine) for 1 week. How do I know if the med is working? Any changes I should see on my nails?

Fungal infection: A week is pretty soon to see much change. It depends on how quickly your nails grow and how infected they are . Your prescribing physician can help you best ...Read more

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Improving Oral Health (Checklist)

Keep sugars and sticky starches to a minimum
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Could oral thrush or fungal infection in mouth cause bad breath?

Could oral thrush or fungal infection in mouth cause bad breath?

YES...,: It hurts, gives an uneasy sensation in the mouth. Treatment is simple. There are many other causes of bad breath, e.g. Poor oral hygiene, less fluid intake, sinusitis, strep/viral pharyngitis, tonsillitis, unhealthy gums, gingivitis, dental caries/cavities, crowded teeth, stomach infection (h. Pylori), etc. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Treating Oral Thrush (Checklist)

Dab Nystatin liquid onto the oral thrush, if approved by the doctor
5 Min, 4x day for 1 Weeks
Sterilize bottles, nipples, and pacifiers in boiling water
2x week
Look for thrush on the baby's inner cheeks and gums
2x week
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For 6 days I have been treated with oral Flucanasol for fungal infection - started under picc line dressing. Now L arm aches with Left jaw & ear pain?

For 6 days I have been treated with oral Flucanasol  for fungal infection - started under picc line dressing. Now L arm aches with Left jaw & ear pain?

Get medical help: Is your arm, jaw and ear pain on the left side? The pain you are having may be due to blood clots that occurred due to PICC line. It is also possible that you developed vein infection called phlebitis. At any rate you need to see a doctor quickly. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have been undergoing treatment for skin fungal infection but without any result.?

What do you suggest if I have been undergoing treatment for skin fungal infection but without any result.?

Skin fungal infx: I would ask you first how compliant and how long you have been using the medication.It is not uncommon for the meds to take up to 4-6 months to completely eradicate the infection. If you are a couple of months into treatment and have been using the medicine exactly as prescribed, then I would consider an oral mediation for you after scrapings have been done for culture to identify the exact fungus ...Read more

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
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Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
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Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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How can I get rid of a fungal infection on my nails?

How can I get rid of a fungal infection on my nails?

Pills or creams: Oral antifungals work best. Creams and lacquers do not work very well. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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