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Fungus (Definition)

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


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I was fortunate to find that the stuff on my penis was balantitis a fungus infection went away with benezpyl peroxide use and going to use a cream ?

I was fortunate to find that the stuff on my penis was balantitis a fungus infection went away with benezpyl peroxide use and going to use a cream ?

Balanitis: What is your question. If you have been treated and are better why are you asking for help? Clarify and can respond more clearly. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a fungus under two of my toenails that I wish to treat. I am 11 weeks & some days pregnant. Is it safe to soak my feet in hydrogen peroxide?

Hi, I have a fungus under two of my toenails that I wish to treat. I am 11 weeks & some days pregnant. Is it safe to soak my feet in hydrogen peroxide?

No : Hydrogen peroxide alone should not be used to soak feet. It can however, be diluted 3 parts water to 1 part hydrogen peroxide and applied to the nail directly with a cotton pad. You should always verify any treatment with your OB before starting! ...Read more

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During pregnancy - Is it safe to treat a a nail fungus with a cotton ball soaked with 3% hydrogen peroxide?

During  pregnancy - Is it safe to treat a a nail fungus with a cotton ball soaked with 3% hydrogen peroxide?

Absolutely: There is no danger to using topical hydrogen peroxide on your nails during pregnancy. Whether it will be effective in treating the nail fungus is another question. Unless severe, it is probably better to defer treatment of your toenail fungus until after your pregnancy, and then try more effective treatment. ...Read more

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How to clear toe nail fungus? I've had it for years want to clear it up its white and does salt water help? Or rubbing achol or hydrogen peroxide?

How to clear toe nail fungus? I've had it for years want to clear it up its white and does salt water help? Or rubbing achol or hydrogen peroxide?

Antifungal meds: A newer topical antifungal (you can apply to the nail) is tavabarole for 48 weeks, with NNT of about 14 (# patients we need to treat with this RX to prevent 1 additional occurrence of this nail disease). http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1105828-treatment. The main oral antifungal is terbinafine for 12 weeks, with NNT of only 5. http://reference.medscape.com/medline/abstract/12056964 ...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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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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What is fungus? How common is it?

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 more

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