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Can a fungus like athletes foot take root in perineum area? as an avid cyclist/swimmer/runner I think it arises. What to do to get rid of it?
Jock itch: [although you don't have to be a jock to qualify]. Fungus loves moisture. Change out of damp garments. Dry well. Use powder [not corn starch]. Wear loose clothes which breathe [like cotton]. You can use over-the-counter athlete foot's cream. Boric acid is an old fashioned remedy that works too. ...Read more
Ther perineum is the area between the anus and the scrotum in men and the vulva in women. It generally refers to the surface anatomy, from the pubic symphysis to the coccyx. Perineal tears and episiotomy can occur in this region during childbirth. The anogenital distance is a measure of the distance between the anus and the base of the penis or vagina & used in the ...Read more
White pimples on perineum doctor gave me cream for fungi infection. Hasn't gone seems worse, don't hurt or itch. Found 1 or 2 inside vagina opening?
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
Scaly & itchy skin:
Dry scaly itchy skin is usually associated with skin fungal infections. In some cases, there may be small blister like lesions with some yellowish fluid.
There are many conditions with similar symptoms. Please have your doctor take a look for a clear diagnosis. ...Read more
It can?: Tinea versacolor is the most common type of skin "fungus" that causes color changes. After it is treated the color usually returns to normal. There can be some permanent color change, but that is not usually the case. There are other fungal skin infections that could cause pigmentation changes, but they are not the usual ones. ...Read more
Needs evaluation: You will need confirmation of the scalp fungus by a physician & likely require several weeks or months of oral medication to eliminate it if confirmed. Topical anti-fungal & shampoos can reduce some of the process, but the fungus gets down in the hair root & must be killed through the blood supply of the hair & scalp. ...Read more
Anti-fungal meds: If you have a fungal infection on your face or anywhere else on the body, the solution is to treat it with an anti fungal medication. Most fungal skin infections can be treated effectively with topical medications. If it is severe, you may need an oral anti fungal. In any case, you should see a MD to get the proper treatment. ...Read more
Blue Star is: Camphor and lard. I don't see how either of those things would get rid of a fungus. If you know you have a fungus, use an otc anti-fungal product like lotrimin, Lamisil or tinactin (tolnaftate) 2x / day for at least 30 days. Your fungus will clear up in 3-5 days, but since fungal spores live 30 days, you need to use it that long or it'll recur. ...Read more
Fungus maybe normal?: The fungal microbiota is an integral part of the GI microecosystem with up to 1, 000, 000 organisms per gram of stool. Systemic & GI disease can also lead to secondary fungal infections. Interactions between fungi & bacteria & the complex immune response to gastrointestinal commensal or pathogenic fungi all impact our health. Ref. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 03/05/2014 ...Read more
Molds: Most people can detect a musty or moldy smell indoors if there is a fiar amount of mold. It does not mean you are allergic if you can. What happens to you after you smell them? You cannot detect molds in the air usually outdoors. ...Read more
Possibly: But not likely. See a dermatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Fungal infections generally do not affect mood, unless you are focusing on having a fungal disease and that is bringing you down. Mood disorders are mostly caused by abnormalities or changes in brain chemistry. See a psychologist or a psychiatrist for help with those problems. An Infectious Diseases doctor can help if there is a fungal infection present. ...Read more
Yes, depending: On location and severity of injury. But other causes are possible too, so ask your doctor for treatment recommendations. ...Read more
Any: Any area can be infected, but most likely are intertriginous areas (i.e. Groin, skin folds etc). ...Read more