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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Fungus (Definition)

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


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I have a large knot under the skin on the outside of my vaginal area. It sits about 3 inches below my belt line and is painful. Help!

I have a large knot under the skin on the outside of my vaginal area. It sits about 3 inches below my belt line and is painful. Help!

Vulvar Lump: From your description, this sounds like it is in the pubic area and not vaginal. If that is true, it could be a lymph node if more in the thigh crease area. If closer to midline, an inflamed lubricating gland is more likely. You need to be seen by your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I use for fungus in my son head?

What can I use for fungus in my son head?

Needs evaluation: You will need confirmation of the scalp fungus by a physician & likely require several weeks or months of oral medication to eliminate it if confirmed. Topical anti-fungal & shampoos can reduce some of the process, but the fungus gets down in the hair root & must be killed through the blood supply of the hair & scalp. ...Read more

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What areas of the body can be affected by a skin fungus?

What areas of the body can be affected by a skin fungus?

Any: Any area can be infected, but most likely are intertriginous areas (i.e. Groin, skin folds etc). ...Read more

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I have a skin fungus and im not sure how to get it to go away?

I have a skin fungus and im not sure how to get it to go away?

Skin fungus: Find out which one it is and use right med. Or try OTC Rx first and if that does not work see Dr. ...Read more

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Is vinegar good for skin fungus?

Not likely: There are some people who will use apple vinegar to treat fungal infections in dogs. Not aware of efficacy in humans. ...Read more

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How to remove face skin fungus....

How to remove face skin fungus....

First make sure that: Is what you have. There are many kinds of rashes that are wrongly mistaken for fungus (eczema, pityriasis alba), so see your dermatologist for correct diagnosis and correct treatment ...Read more

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How can I make skin discoloration from a fungus disappear?

How can I make skin discoloration from a fungus disappear?

Cure fungus: First the fungus must be gone otherwise you will not be able to decrese the color. Once the fungus is eradicated peeling creams can slowly remove discoloration that resulted from the bodys reaction to the infection. ...Read more

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Can exercise-train while I am trying to overcome skin fungus?

Can exercise-train while I am trying to overcome skin fungus?

Yes: Skin fungus should not inhibit your ability to exercise/train. Just make sure, though, that you are sharing towels, etc. With other individuals as to not spread the infection. If you have active skin lesions, then keep them covered when using shared equipment. ...Read more

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How can I treat fungus on my skin? Got it in the back and face.

How can I treat fungus on my skin? Got it in the back and face.

Use fungicide cream: If ir is definitely a fungus rash it can be treated with an over the counter fungicide. Other wise you shouod have the rash evaluated by a doc. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a skin fungus or another skin disorder?

Culture: Do be certain, a culture or biopsy would be definitive to let you know what the exact answer is. ...Read more

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What will clear darkened skin previously infected by fungus; i.E. Jock's itch?

What will clear darkened skin previously infected by fungus; i.E. Jock's itch?

Hydroquinone: Hydroquinone is the gold standard for fading dark marks. It is available in over the counter preparations at a 2% strength or prescriptions can be given for stronger strengths. Test it on a small area for a few days before using on larger areas to ensure you are not allergic. Discontinue if redness, peeling, or dryness develops. Be sure that the jock itch is well controlled before fading. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of fungus on skin?

Assuming: Your diagnosis is correct, topical over-the-counter anti-fungal creams work very well, but since fungal spores live for 30 days, you must keep using it for 30 days, even if it clears up in only a day or two. If it doesn't clear, it's probably not a fungus. ...Read more

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Darkening of the skin between my breasts from fungus?

Tinea versicolor: Tinea versicolor is a chronic yeast infection of the skin. The main symptom is patches of discolored skin with sharp borders and fine scale. This skin condition can be controlled but not cured. Treatment is with topical anti yeast medication like Nizoral cream or oral medication like ketoconazole. ...Read more

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What fungus generally causes itchy red skin?

What fungus generally causes itchy red skin?

All fungi: All fungi trichophyton, microspsporum etc can cause itchy red skin and should be treated with topilcal antifungals and if extensive oral antifungals such as lamisil, (terbinafine) Nizoral or sporonox. ...Read more

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Is there a fungus that causes itchy, red skin?

Itchy skin: Any fungus that interacts with the skin can cause a red itchy rash either through an allergic contact dermatitis or an irritant contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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Skin fungus worries?

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?

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 are the signs of a skin fungus?

Scaly & itchy skin: Dry scaly itchy skin is usually associated with skin fungal infections. In some cases, there may be small blister like lesions with some yellowish fluid.
There are many conditions with similar symptoms. Please have your doctor take a look for a clear diagnosis. ...Read more

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Skin fungus- skin colour change back?

Skin fungus- skin colour change back?

It can?: Tinea versacolor is the most common type of skin "fungus" that causes color changes. After it is treated the color usually returns to normal. There can be some permanent color change, but that is not usually the case. There are other fungal skin infections that could cause pigmentation changes, but they are not the usual ones. ...Read more

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What type of fungus grows on the skin?

All sorts!: There are all sorts of fungus that can grow on the skin. A fungal culture can help identify a specific type on a patient's skin. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an skin fungus to clear up?

How long does it take for an skin fungus to clear up?

Varies: This will vary with the causative fungus, severity of infection, location, type of treatment, immune statue of the patient and other factors. ...Read more

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What is a drug (pill form, not a creme) used to treat skin fungus?

Oral anti fungal med: One of the most common oral anti fungal medications is called Lamisil (terbinafine). But your blood has to be monitored to make sure there is no effect on the liver. ...Read more

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What's the best topical to treat recurring skin fungus? I've used ketokonozol and others and it always returns.

What's the best topical to treat recurring skin fungus? I've used ketokonozol and others and it always returns.

Try oral meds.: There are two topical products that I'm aware of that are used for resistant cutaneous fungal infections, they are "lamisil at" and "lotrimin ultra". It would be helpful to submit skin scrapings for fungal culture to identify the fungus. You also might benefit from a course of oral antifungals which can get to places topicals cant. Talk to a doctor, verify your diagnosis, and treat it accordingly. ...Read more

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Why do tanning beds give you skin fungus?

Why do tanning beds give you skin fungus?

Fungus and tanning: Tanning beds themselves do not contribute to fungal infections. Its more likely that someone ahead of you had something and the cleaning before you went in wasn't that clean. ...Read more