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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?

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

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Perineum (Definition)

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


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Fungus on my behind?

Fungus on my behind?

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

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Skin fungus worries ?

Skin fungus worries
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Don't worry: Be happy. There are lots of easy treatments for a skin fungus. See a dermatologist! ...Read more

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What is the function of "perineum"?

What is the function of "perineum"?

General term: The perineum refers to the vaginal area and surrounding structures. The "function" of the perineum could be described as the supporting structures of the vaginal area. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a skin fungus?

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

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How can I cure groin fungus?

How can I cure groin fungus?

Lamisil (terbinafine) Cream: Tinea cruris, or "jock itch", is a common condition that is caused by a fungus that affects the skin. Lamisil (terbinafine) cream is a common treatment of this condition that is extremely effective and is available without a prescription. Commonly, persons with tinea cruris have tinea pedis (athelete's foot), which should be treated as well. Often patients have intertrigo, which they mistake for "jock itch". ...Read more

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Can fungus cause sinusitis?

Can fungus cause sinusitis?

It can but uncommon: Fungus infections can cause sinusitis but it is rather rare.Most of the sinus infections are caused by Viruses and Bacteria It happens mostly in immune compromised individuals.Most common pathogens are Aspergillus and mucor species ...Read more

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Does a fungus cause dandruff?

Does a fungus cause dandruff?

Maybe!: Several fungal species have been linked to dandruff in a number of scientific studies. Of note is the fact that zn, tar, selenium, and Nizoral (ketoconazole) (an anti-fungal drug), all have anti-fungal properties. Re ipso loquitor! the results speak for themselves! ...Read more

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Do I have a fungus on my heel?

Possibly : Does it itch? Is there scaly appearance? If yes then likely. Sometimes you can examine the area under a woods light and this will indicate a fungal infection. A culture can confirm the infection. Your podiatrist can easily take care of this for you. Some infections can not be successfully treated with over the counter preparations but you can try - ask your pharmacist for one of them. ...Read more

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Fungus (Definition)

Consisting of a florid overgrowth due to exposure to ...Read more