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I am having oral fungus i. E on tongue and inner side of my cheeks what should I do I am having this from seven months?

I am having oral fungus i. E on tongue and inner side of my cheeks what should I do I am having this from seven months?

Dentist & physician: See an oral surgeon or an oral pathologist for a consultation. There may or may not also be medical considerations complicating matters, so you may have to see a physician as well. There are medications to treat this. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the negative side effects from taking oral meds for toe fungus that won't go away?

Can you please describe the negative side effects from taking oral meds for toe fungus that won't go away?

Side effects: Different medications have different side effects. The medication that I use for my patients with your problem carries the risk of liver damage. To lower the risk, we draw blood to ensure the patient's liver is healthy before we start the medication and after several weeks to ensure that no damage is occuring. ...Read more

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I'm worried about the side effects from taking Lamisil (terbinafine) for skin fungus. How can I avoid them?

I'm worried about the side effects from taking Lamisil (terbinafine) for skin fungus. How can I avoid them?

2 weeks treatment: The usual treatment for skin fungal infection with Lamisil (terbinafine) is 2 weeks. Unless you are at a high risk for complications from other comorbidities, the use of Lamisil (terbinafine) for 2 weeks is very safe.
However, there are some very effective topical medications that may get the job done without the pills. ...Read more

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My toenail is only attached on one side. I taped it down because snagging it hurts. It is getting black from underneath. There is no pain, discharge or odor. Could it be fungus?

My toenail is only attached on one side. I taped it down because snagging it hurts. It is getting black from underneath. There is no pain, discharge or odor. Could it be fungus?

Could be: Although it could be fungus, the loose nail must come off. To leave it attached can cause pain and be a source for infection. See your doctor for a referral to a specialist to remove the loose part of the nail. It should grow back after removal. ...Read more

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Is using ketoconazole shampoo the same as is oral? Does it have lots of side effects? Cancer? What if I want kids one day? Any other fungus safe shamp

Is using ketoconazole shampoo the same as is oral? Does it have lots of side effects? Cancer? What if I want kids one day? Any other fungus safe shamp

Shampoo is safer: Ketoconazole shampoo is much safer than taking ketoconazole by mouth. This is because, when ingested, many of your body systems and organs are exposed to the drug. When you’re using shampoo, only your skin is exposed. Absorption of the drug by the skin is minimal, so there typically are not side effects. The shampoo should not affect your risk of cancer of ability to have children. ...Read more

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I have a red mark on right side of my pinus and soreness on my left side I've tried anti fungus cream, cortisone cream and vaseline but nothing works?

I have a red mark on right side of my pinus and soreness on my left side I've tried anti fungus cream, cortisone cream and vaseline but nothing works?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Took terbinafine for toenail fungus for 3 months. How long before I see results and what are signs of side effects?

Months: If it works, it will likely take 6 or more months to eradicate the fungus from the toe nails. The major side effect is liver impairment and thus a liver enzyme should be obtained in the first month of therapy. ...Read more

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Why is my toenail darkening on the sides? Only one toe has a nail that's turning dark in the corner. Is it a sign of a fungus or caused by my shoes?

Why is my toenail darkening on the sides? Only one toe has a nail that's turning dark in the corner. Is it a sign of a fungus or caused by my shoes?

Dark toenails: Dark lines in toenails of African Americans is often a result of genetics, but can also be triggered by chronic minor trauma, such as shoes as you have mentioned. Fungal infections of the toenails is usually characterized by yellowing, thickening and flaking. ...Read more

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Is oral Lamisil (terbinafine) worth taking despite the possible side effects? What's the worst that could happen if I don't treat my toenail fungus?

Is oral Lamisil (terbinafine) worth taking despite the possible side effects? What's the worst that could happen if I don't treat my toenail fungus?

Maybe: Lamisil (terbinafine) is actually a much safer drug than people think. The risk of liver problems is really quite small. I do, however, recommend a baseline blood test (liver profile and complete blood count) prior to starting with a repeat test about 6 weeks into the therapy. Normal course of treatment for toenails is 3 months. ...Read more

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If someone has foot fungus and toenail fungus for years, what other side effects can occur with in the body?

None: Nail fungus is caused by a type of fungus called a dermatophyte. Other than also causing athletes foot, there are few internal medical concerns. That's not to say you shouldn't treat them. Thick fungus nails can cause pain and bacterial infection, especially in diabetics or patients with poor circulation. ...Read more

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Last night I woke up with the sharpest pain around the right side of my big toe nail. There is no nail there due to a fungus infection.?

Last night I woke up with the sharpest pain around the right side of my big toe nail. There is no nail there due to a fungus infection.?

Injury?: Have you injured your toe in some way? If not then watch it for signs of infections such as redness or swelling. If you develop these then see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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I have toenail fungus on both big toes. Also, the both nail are a little loose. What should I do? Finally, I have space on the side of each nail

A foot doc: Will cut as much of the fungus away as they can. They can then offer you different treatments to get rid if the fungus. Oral lamisil (terbinafine) has the best success rate.
Lasers are expensive, and if they don't work you may be upset that you spent money. ...Read more

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Just found a bump on the side of my right pinky toe. I also have warts covered with duct tap. How soon before I can distill it from a fungus or wart?

Just found a bump on the side of my right pinky toe. I also have warts covered with duct tap. How soon before I can distill it from a fungus or wart?

Right now: If you have active warts and a new bump on the skin of the toe, chances are you have another wart. Look closely. Do skin lines go through it or around it? If the latter, it's a wart. I don't recommend duct tape. The reason it reacts with warts is the adhesive was not meant for skin contact and causes an allergic reaction. Thus can be severe in some individals. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Sudden onset of throbbing, swelling and pain around the cuticle and sides of toenail. I do have fungus under the nail…never been this painful. Ingrown?

Yikes.: It sounds like your toe is definitely inflamed, possibly infected and potentially ingrown. Best thing to do is have it examined to determine your problem and the proper treatment. The fungus under the nail could be a contributing factor in your problem. ...Read more

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I have a black spot on the side of my big toe nail. I got a nail fungus a few years ago at a salon.... Tried topical and even pills... Now this spot?

Differential: Diagnosis would include fungus, dried blood or worse case scenerio something serious like melanoma. It is more likely on of the first two but since melanoma is dangerous warrants it be checked out. ...Read more

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Operated fungus ball in left maxillary sinus. Now, postnasal discharge (~ right side) in stomach and left lung. Big spleen. Smelly urine. What could be?

Operated fungus ball in left maxillary sinus. Now, postnasal discharge (~ right side) in stomach and left lung. Big spleen. Smelly urine. What could be?

See doctor: Fungal ball in the sinus is not expected to cause urinary, abdominal, or urinary symptoms. If this affects your lung, then one needs to rule out the presence of fungal ball in the lung also. With the large spleen, I suspect that you are having a systemic disease and this requires tests and examination to clarify. By the way, the odor of urine is not usually diagnostic of anything. ...Read more

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I have a very small red kind of rash on one side of my forehead, It's been there for about 2 months and I don't know how to treat it. Is it fungi?

I have a very small red kind of rash on one side of my forehead, It's been there for about 2 months and I don't know how to treat it. Is it fungi?

Without seeing it, I: Can't say, and it make need a scraping to confirm fungus. You can certainly try some OTC lamisil, (terbinafine) but if not gone, need to see dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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My pinky toe nail at the side is a little bit dark and not as white as the whole nail. What does this mean? Fungi? If I cut it, it grows back the same

My pinky toe nail at the side is a little bit dark and not as white as the whole nail. What does this mean? Fungi? If I cut it, it grows back the same

It may be fungus: But doesn't have to be, that little toe is often subjugated to trauma from shoe and all the microtrauma can cause thickening and slight discoloration.
The only way to know the true etiology is to have a sample of the nail sent for pathology. (A podiatrist or dermatologist frequently do this.) ...Read more

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Itraconazole for fungas, I see liver and heart side effects, I am 40 in good shape I think:) should I be worried at all to take it?

Itraconazole for fungas, I see liver and heart side effects, I am 40 in good shape I think:) should I be worried at all to take it?

Worries: Medication in combination can cause qt prolongation. Lead to life threatening arrhythmia. Needs to be taken carefully and not to exceed standard dosage. As to liver doctor should perform liver blood work first month and every couple of months during course of treatment. ...Read more

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Have multiple red bumps on the side of penis seen best under a significant amount of heat is this a fungas? Also have a few larger raised bumps?

See a doctor: It could be many things, fungus infection is one, but other causes are also possible. You should see a doctor to get a correct diagnose. ...Read more

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I have a cluster of red bumps on the side following with a larger bump on penis it's not herpes cause there are no ulcers. Are they warts or fungas?

I have a cluster of red bumps on the side following with a larger bump on penis it's not herpes cause there are no ulcers. Are they warts or fungas?

May be warts: Could be genital warts caused by hpv (human papilloma virus) see your physician for examination and treatments are contagious to your partner. ...Read more