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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

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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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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Skin fungus worries?

Skin fungus worries?

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

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How can u cure skin fungus?

How can u cure skin fungus?

Medicine: Depending on the type of fungus, topical creams or ointments or oral medicine can cure skin fungus. ...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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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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Skin fungus- skin colour change back?

Skin fungus- skin colour change back?

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

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What type of fungus grows on the skin?

What type of fungus grows on the skin?

All sorts!: There are all sorts of fungus that can grow on the skin. A fungal culture can help identify a specific type on a patient's skin. ...Read more

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What can I use for fungus in my son head?

What can I use for fungus in my son head?

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

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What could be the cause of perineum pain?

Multiple: Menopause and reduced or absent vaginal secretions. A urethral diverticulum. Bartholin's or gaertner's duct cyst. Bacterial or interstitial cystitis. ...Read more

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Sir what is the solution of face fungus?

Sir what is the solution of face fungus?

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

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How good is blue star ointment for fungus?

How good is blue star ointment for fungus?

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

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Difference between facial fungus and ezcema?

Difference between facial fungus and ezcema?

Completely: Different. Fungus is a living organism. Eczema is a skin condition where skin is inflammed. Both could itch and therin lies a similarity. Fungus can spread, eczema doesn't spread but rather can occur in multiple locations. ...Read more

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I have lumps in my perineum, what does it mean?

Lots of things: Without looking, it's impossible to say. Could be warts or other studs, varicose veins, or even something more serious. See your doctor so that she/he can look and tell you for sure. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with internal fungus is this contageous?

Diagnosed with internal fungus is this contageous?

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

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Can I detect fungus by smell? If so am I allergic?

Can I detect fungus by smell? If so am I allergic?

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

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What is causing the itch in my armpits and perineum?

What is causing the itch in my armpits and perineum?

Examination needed: Itching had many different causes. It could be a function of finral or bacterial infection, could be dry skin, could be a type of ascension reaction. Please provide a picture or see a doctor for examination. ...Read more

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I was wondering are mood disorders caused by fungus?

I was wondering are mood disorders caused by fungus?

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

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How long does it take for an skin fungus to clear up?

Varies: This will vary with the causative fungus, severity of infection, location, type of treatment, immune statue of the patient and other factors. ...Read more

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Can an air conditioner carry a fungus or make you sick?

Microrganisms: Fungus is a microorganism that we coexist with and it is pretty much everywhere. ...Read more

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Can injuring the perineum lead to epipidmytis-orchitis?

Can injuring the perineum lead to epipidmytis-orchitis?

Yes, depending: On location and severity of injury. But other causes are possible too, so ask your doctor for treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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What areas of the body can be affected by a skin fungus?

Any: Any area can be infected, but most likely are intertriginous areas (i.e. Groin, skin folds etc). ...Read more

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My ftoenail has a fungus of some sorts growing under it?

See a podiatrist: A doctor can culture the material under the nail and make sure there is a fungus and then you can discuss treatment. ...Read more

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Fungus (Definition)

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