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What to eat for scalp fungal infection? Fungus irritate me speacially after eating anything except whole wheat. .

What to eat for scalp fungal infection? Fungus irritate me speacially after eating anything except whole wheat. .

Scalp issue: Scalp fungal infections are rare, you may not have the right diagnosis, and it has nothing to do with your food intake, wheat or not. You need to have a proper diagnosis, see a dermatologist for advice.

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it. Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin (beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body. Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn. Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Hi, this is srikanth. I have a problem. On scalp few dry spots exist they are itching. I think it is some type of fungus infection. What I have to do?

Hi, this is srikanth. I have a problem. On scalp few dry spots exist they are itching. I think it is some type of fungus infection. What I have to do?

Scalp rash: Rashes are tough to diagnose over the computer if not impossible. You need to get the official diagnosis with a clinical exam and then the appropriate treatment would follow. Best wishes.

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After fungus infection and red scalp hair should grow up again? Thanks for your help, you're awesome

After fungus infection and red scalp hair should grow up again? Thanks for your help, you're awesome

Yes: After a fungal infection of the scalp has been successfully treated the hair should definitely regrow unless another issue was involved.

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Fungus infection on scalp what can I do to stop hair loss.

Fungus infection on scalp what can I do to stop hair loss.

Treat the infection: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, etc, . ..). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium.

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How to treat fungus infection?

How to treat fungus infection?

Family practice: It depends where the fungal infection is. Is it between your toes. Use cream jock itch also. Toenail need rx see your dr if it doesn't go away.

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How we can prevent fungus infection in skin?

How we can prevent fungus infection in skin?

Sometimes: Sometimes you cannot prevent it. Patients usually get it during the summer when we sweat more and dust-dirt can interact with the skin easier. The fungus lives in dirt. You get from pet, comb, brush etc.

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What is the best treatment for a fungus infection?

Laser Treatment: Think of the nail as a turtle shell, it protects the fungal cells underneath. So any topical will not be able to penitrate down to the fungal cellls. Look in your area for a podiatrist who provide laser treatment for fungal nails. The fotona brand is a laser I have seen good results.

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What causes a fungus infection between your fingers?

What causes a fungus infection between your fingers?

Uncommon: Unless you have some medical condition that has lowered your immune resistance, fungal infections of the hand other than under the fingernail is uncommon. While they can occur, skin lesions between the fingers is more likely to be exzema or psoriasis, or allergic reaction. Can be hard to tell the difference. You can try a topical antifungal cream. If no help get it checked out.

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I have a rash on my back, I've had about 10 years. I've been told it might be a fungus infection.?

I have a rash on my back, I've had about 10 years. I've been told it might be a fungus infection.?

Diagnosis: If you have had for 10 years and you've had it looked at and examined by a doctor, then it may be normal for you. If it concerns you still then you may need to go to the doctor and be diagnosed or get a 2nd opinion.

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Hi dr, my testicals and area around that are dark & itching. Its been for an year now. I feel it may be a fungus infection. Any advice/medications?

Hi dr, my testicals and area around that are dark & itching. Its been for an year now. I feel it may be a fungus infection. Any advice/medications?

Intertrigo: Intertrigo is an inflammatory condition of skin folds, induced or aggravated by heat, moisture, maceration, friction, and lack of air circulation. Intertrigo frequently is worsened or colonized by infection, which most commonly is candidal but also may be bacterial, fungal, or viral. Intertrigo commonly affects the axilla, perineum, inframammary creases, and abdominal folds. Rx vytone cream 1%.

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How do I treat the fungus infection?

How do I treat the fungus infection?

Fungal spores: Do not wash out in the laundry or are killed by the heat of the drier, and they live for 30 days, so any treatment needs to last for at least 30 days to prevent recurrence. Even then, people who seem to be prone to fungal infections tend to keep getting reinfected. Skin fungi can be treated by topicals; nail fungus need oral medication.

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I am having fungus infection in personal areas. How can I cure it?

I am having fungus infection in personal areas. How can I cure it?

"Jock Itch": Or tinea cruris. If you are certain this is what you have you can purchase an over-the-counter topical antifungal medicine & use as directed. Concurrent treatment of athletes foot (tinea pedis) & nail fungus infection (onychomycosis) is recommended to help prevent recurrence. Daily application of talcum, keeping the area, dry & avoidance of hot baths & tight-fitting clothing can prevent recurrence.

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How dangerous is a fungus infection on the face dangerous?

How dangerous is a fungus infection on the face dangerous?

It is not dangerous.: If you have no immune defiicency condn. It is not dangerous, but face is a cosmetic area, and the scratching and the secondary bacterial infection can happen with staphylococcus like org. Causing pustules, spread to other areas is possible with contaminated fingers of fungal elements- to scalp, other areas of skin, it is better you get it treated by your doctor. See your pcp to r/o other rash typ.

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Itchy calluos from fungus infection. How to alleviate the itch?

Itchy calluos from fungus infection. How to alleviate the itch?

Medication: There are over the counter medications in the drug store to relieve itch. Some of these are hydrocortisone, caladryl, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) Cool compresses and oat meal baths also help to decrease skin itching.

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What should I do to cure a fungus infection causes by diabetes?

What should I do to cure a fungus infection causes by diabetes?

Diabetes control: The main thing usually is to get the diabetes under excellent control. Most fungal infections will clear on their own if blood sugar is normal. Beyond that, it depends on the kind of fungus and where the infection is located. For example, vaginal fungal infections are very different and require different treatment than skin, mouth, or internal infections. Check with your doctor.

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What causes a fungus infection on a child's head, and what can be used to treat it?

What causes a fungus infection on a child's head, and what can be used to treat it?

Oral medicine: Tinea capitis is the name of the most common fungal infection that children get on the scalp. A common way to get it is by close contact with another person, and especially sharing hairbrushes, barettes, hair rollers, hats, etc. There is also a form that is transmitted by pets (cats and dogs.) it is treated by taking an oral prescription medicine (pills or liquid) for up to 6-12 weeks.

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Which strong medicine can I use for fungus infection on my skin because I ve tried several bt ve failed?

Which strong medicine can I use for fungus infection on my skin because I ve tried several bt ve failed?

Fungal Infection: If topical medications have failed it may be time to take an oral medication. Please see a doctor for evaluation and proper treatment.

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