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I am having oral fungus i. E on tongue and inner side of my cheeks what should I do I am having this from seven months?
Oral thrush course : Presuming that the thrush was formally diagnosed, the recommended management for resolution, is identification and treatment of predisposing factors and antifungal therapy. Judicious oral hygiene is critical, but will not by itself resolve oral candidiasis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you please describe the negative side effects from taking oral meds for toe fungus that won't go away?
Side effects: Different medications have different side effects. The medication that I use for my patients with your problem carries the risk of liver damage. To lower the risk, we draw blood to ensure the patient's liver is healthy before we start the medication and after several weeks to ensure that no damage is occuring. ...Read more
I am about to start taking terbenifine oral for a toenail fungus. How much alcohol is safe to drink? Or should it be avoided for all 12 weeks period?
What can be done for underarm fungus itch and discoloration when otc has not worked and cant do oral med. is there a laser or peel that can help?
Need rx topical: First of all, need to be seen by a dermatologist to know if it is fungal. Then we can try the right treatment. I have seen many self diagnosed 'fungal' infection, that is not. ...Read more
Is using ketoconazole shampoo the same as is oral? Does it have lots of side effects? Cancer? What if I want kids one day? Any other fungus safe shamp
Shampoo is safer: Ketoconazole shampoo is much safer than taking ketoconazole by mouth. This is because, when ingested, many of your body systems and organs are exposed to the drug. When you’re using shampoo, only your skin is exposed. Absorption of the drug by the skin is minimal, so there typically are not side effects. The shampoo should not affect your risk of cancer of ability to have children. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it ok if 2weeks back doctor told me to stop medication but still there are white spots on tounge negative on fungus for swab and koh test oral thus?
No: White plaques to me mean re-growth until ruled out, suggest you retreat or retest and retreat as needed... ...Read more
I have toenail fungus and there are no laser treatments available in my area and i don't want to take an oral med. What is the best OTC option?
Is oral Lamisil (terbinafine) worth taking despite the possible side effects? What's the worst that could happen if I don't treat my toenail fungus?
Maybe: Lamisil (terbinafine) is actually a much safer drug than people think. The risk of liver problems is really quite small. I do, however, recommend a baseline blood test (liver profile and complete blood count) prior to starting with a repeat test about 6 weeks into the therapy. Normal course of treatment for toenails is 3 months. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For nail fungus in one toe which has lost nail, my dr prescribed naftin (naftifine). everything I read says topicals don't work. should I ask for oral med?
Not yet.: I think it is best to start with a topical as they can work, if not then the oral meds are the next step. Those meds can have lots of side effects, so be sure to discuss those with your physician if you do need to start the oral anti fungal medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello. I have fungus on tongue. Been taking mycostatin (nystatin) oral. This isnt helping. The fungus on my tongue is still there. Why wont it go away? Any idea?
How can i convince ER triage to keep me to do a complete mycology/fungus test on me, my kidneys are tender and i have oral&esophageal thrush.
Not a triage test: This is not really something done in an emergency room. You should see your doctor and discuss all of you symptoms and your concerns. ...Read more
Fungi growing on my back and recently my hairs fall heavily (+dandruff+itch). And possibly oral candidiasis(white tongue wide spots).What should I do?
Find Alternative Doc: Look at the a4m.Com web site and use the locate a doc feature to find a local physician who has training and experience in functional medicine. You are colonized with candida and probably abnormal bacteria as a source for these. This may mean an underlying food allergy as well. You need a physician who can do specialized GI testing and guide your treatment to prevent recurrence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat and Evaluate: Most fungal infections of the skin respond to 10 days of treatment with over-the-counter anti-fungal creams. The question is why do you have that type of infection there. If the infection doesn't respond or is getting worse, you need to be seen by an internist or a dermatologist. Diabetes may predispose one to such infections, so if the infection persisits or recurs, you should be tested for that. ...Read more
An organism: Fungus is a type of organism that usually grows in moist environments. Rarely it can cause disease especially in people with depressed immune systems. People can become allergic to them. Most commonly they cause no problems. One type of fungus is the source of penicillin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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