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Prednisone Fungal Infection
Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more
3 days only on prednisone for asthma - 40mg, 20 mg then 10mg. Feel sinus pain and fullness one side. Could prednisone cause sinus infection? Fungal?
Sporizole, prednisone & advantan for 5 days for blisters on palm and all cleared up. But 3 days after I stopped its back. Fungal infection or eczema?
Either: Or chemical irritation from something you're putting on your skin. Or something else entirely. Rashes can't be diagnosed accurately without actually being seen. See your doctor, and if it doesn't get better, see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Can a bad fungal infection cause rash that hurts/tingle/crawly feeling? I thought scabies/derm says allergy. Prednisone made worse, miconazole helping.
Not usual: Since prednisone made it worse, I suspect that your problem may be from an anxiety reaction if there is no visible rash. If there is a rash, then one needs to consider other conditions than allergy (which usually causes itching). This is not likely from a fungal infection however. Get a 2nd opinion if needed. ...Read more
Possibly: Some fungal infections (tinea, trichosporon...) can be spread by contact or through fomites (objects that may become colonized with the organisms like towels). Handwashing works. Avoid sharing towels and clothing (especially athletic types), wipe down workout equipment with antimicrobial towels. Depends on the agent, duration of contact, and your immune systems function...And good or bad luck. ...Read more
Fungal infections: Depends upon whether you are referring to skin (superficial dermatomycoses), or to systemic fungal infections. The latter are often managed by our fixed tissue immune mechanisms, and may suggest immune deficiency which needs aggressive evaluation. Go see an infectious disease expert and be examined and treated. Good luck. ...Read more
I would think that: Most men would be concerned about any type of possible infection involving their genitalia. ...Read more
Vicks vapor rub: Try applying Vicks vapor rub twice daily to the affected nail for 6-12 months. You should see a clearer healthy appearing nail grow in over that time frame as the diseased nail gets pushed out. The recurrence rate with any type of treatment utilized is very high...So essentially it makes little difference in the long run how you treat it. ...Read more
Many types of doctors can assist you, in no particular order, find one that is a good fit for you and your schedule:
podiatrists (foot and ankle specialists)
dermatologists (skin specialists)
primary care providers (your regular physician). ...Read more
Medication, hygeine: Firstly, wear absorbant socks and change often, . Let feet air out when ever possible. Dry thoroughly after bathing. A small amount of powder in shoes will help. Usually topical medication is the first line treatment. In severe cases oral medication may be necessary. ...Read more
Pills or creams: Oral antifungals work best. Creams and lacquers do not work very well. ...Read more
Multiple ways: First you need to make sure it is a fungal rash, a dermatologist can take a scraping and examine it. They can also then prescribe adequate medications to treat the rash once a proper diagnosis is made. ...Read more
No: They are two entirely different issues with entirely different treatments. ...Read more
Dermatologist: Candida is a yeast infection of the skin or mucous membranes and has a very distinctive presentation. In addition, parasites and/or mites will have a distinctive presentation and pattern on the skin. Almost any dermatologist can look at the skin and tell the difference. However, when in doubt, the dermatologist will do a biopsy of the skin and that would definitively diagnose it. ...Read more
Sometimes: People with asthma or allergies, who have mild symptoms and healthy immune systems probably are not more prone to fungal infections. Patients with lots of asthma/allergy symptoms, especially if they have weakened immune systems, can have problems with airborne fungi. Such patients may have worse symptoms when exposed to fungi such as aspergillus, blastomyces, or coccidioides. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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