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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Skin Fungal Infection

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Could skin fungal infection gain resistance?

Could skin fungal infection gain resistance?

Skin Fungal Infectio: The short answer is yes, it is possible. However, most skin fungal infections are easily treatable, and actually when they don't seem to respond - it is because they were misdiagnosed. Many types of skin conditions look very similar, and often are ultimately figured out after trying several different medications. Thus, if you are in doubt, go to your dermatologist or pcp for help! ...Read more

Dr. Michael Dugan
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Fungal Infection (Definition)

Fungal infections are clinical conditions in which a person has an infection due to a pathogen called a fungus (in contrast to infections caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites). Fungal infections occur commonly on the skin (including Jock Itch and Athlete's Foot) and can also cause more serious infections in those ...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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How can you cure a fungal infection on the skin?

Various options: Localized fungal infections such as "athletes foot" can be treated with antifungal creams. Some over the counter examples include lamisil, (terbinafine) lotrimin and micatin. More widespread infection or infection of the toenails often require treatment with an oral antifungal. See your doctor if you feel you need an oral antifungal treatment. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to fight fungal infections on skin?

What are some natural ways to fight fungal infections on skin?

Keep it dry: Fungus does not favor dry and heat. So keep skin dry, would kill fungus. Athlete’s foot can be cured if patients walk on hot and dry beach (not dip into water, though). ...Read more

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When after fungal infection is contracted will symptoms appear?

Varies: Depends which area of the body gets infected, it may take weeks or as early as few days. ...Read more

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I have regular skin fungal infection, can you please tell me one time solution to stop this?

Depends: If you typically have athlete's foot or jock itch using powders to keep the area dry may help. If you haven't already, consider talking to your doctor to check to see if you have diabetes if you have a family history for it as this can be associated with fungal infections. ...Read more

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I have a bad skin fungal infection for about a month, barely started medicating correcly. How long will it clear up, and what meds most effective?

I have a bad skin fungal infection for about a month, barely started medicating correcly. How long will it clear up, and what meds most effective?

Depends: If the fungal infection is tinea - like ringworm and it has been there for a month then the best treatment would likely be topical terbinafine AND oral terbinafine for at least 14 days. If it is in the scalp then treatment takes longer. If it is more of a yeast infection - like jock itch - then fluconazole might be more effective. That would be treated for 2 - 10 days depending on severity. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Inwood
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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