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Dr. Thomas Namey
2,534 doctors shared insights

Prednisone (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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Can a bad fungal infection cause rash that hurts/tingle/crawly feeling? I thought scabies/derm says allergy.Prednisone made worse, miconazole helping.

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

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What are the symptoms of a fungal infection?

What are the symptoms of a fungal infection?

Depends on site: The symptoms of fungal infection depend on the site of infection--skin-lungs-sinus-blood stream-kidneys etc. ...Read more

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Touched a fungal infection, did i contract it?

Touched a fungal infection, did i contract it?

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

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Why would someone be prone to fungal infections?

Why would someone be prone to fungal infections?

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

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Treatment for fungal infection?

Treatment for fungal infection?

Fungal infection: Fungal infections can be treated with anti fungal creams , powders , or anti fungal tablets. In most cases scrapings need to be done to confirm the diagnosis before anti fungal tablets are prescribed . ...Read more

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Penile fungal infection possibility, should I be concerned?

Penile fungal infection possibility, should I be concerned?

I would think that: most men would be concerned about any type of possible infection involving their genitalia. ...Read more

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Fungal infection in nail by pictures?

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

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How to terminate my nail fungal infection?

Medication: There is anti-fungal medication which is taken by mouth. There is topical anti-fungal medication. There also a laser treatment for fungal toenails which is very expensive and often is not covered by insurance. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor sees somebody for fungal infection?

Several Types: 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

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Chronic red irritated lips fungal infection?

Hard to tell: Need more info. Are you a mouth breather? Any allergies? Suggest a dental visit to pursue the answer. ...Read more

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What causes fungal infection around penis head?

What causes fungal infection around penis head?

fungal infections: Diabetes is the most common cause, if you are not circumcised, poor hygiene can cause them. ...Read more

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Can a fungal infection cause a low grade fever?

Can a fungal infection cause a low grade fever?

Sure...: Infection with any fungal pathogen can cause persistent low grade temperatures. Examples include coccidiodomycosis, histoplasmosis and blastomycosis. Almost always, other focal symptoms related to the infection's location are present. ...Read more

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What are causes of fungal infection of pharynx?

Fungal infection: That depends upon what fungus it is to which you are referring. Be more specific and rephrase the question. ...Read more

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What causes fungal infection under the stomach?

What causes fungal infection under the stomach?

Be clear: I donot understand the question what do you mean under the stomach( inside the body ) or you mean on abdomen. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Infection (Definition)

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


Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

Liquid Pred is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more