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PLEASE describe symptoms of systemic fungal infection in an immunocompetent Patient.Also, how long can these last before sepsis / death?
This is too broad a subject. Fungal infections can be benign like ring worm, lethal like mucormycosis, or last years as in madura foot. You may consult this site for a start.
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Can chronic systemic fungal infection (itchy scalp) like candida albican cause pin straight hair to become dry and wavy, or is there no correlation here?
No correlation.: First of all, itchy scalp (seborrheic dermatitis) is not a chronic systemic fungal infection, nor is it due to Candida albicans. It is mostly due to a different yeast called Malassezia. It is only a surface condition, not systemic, and it has no effect on hair shaft texture or moisture content. ...Read more
Three years ago, i had a systemic fungal infection. Is it possible for it to come back? It was in my eye, heart and brain, and bloodstream.
Candidiasis : Was the likely problem but you are probably not at any high risk of recurrence. ...Read more
Can a systemic fungal infection give you a musky skin rash, sores with cut lines,Formication.Itchy ears w/white residue.Cloudy urine.Chills& Fatigue?
Urban myth: There are some systemic fungal infections, such as histoplasmosis, coccidioidomycosis (valley fever), and acute bloodstream infections that usually are rapidly fatal if not treated. However, the notion of chronic candidiasis or other chronic "systemic" yeast (fungal) infections is an urban myth. The symptoms you mention are not due to yeast or fungus of any kind. ...Read more
Tough to treat: Unfortunately, nail fungus is hard to get rid of. There are many topicals and otc remedies, but they do not often work. The best treatment is with oral antifungal meds - which can have systemic effects. Citrus seed extract & caprylic acid have some antifungal properties with perhaps fewer side effects. Treating sugar issues, intestinal flora imbalance, and vascular issues may help as well. ...Read more
Would a positive igg for Candida Albicans mean systemic infection or that it is an infection somewhere in your body? I have +stool fungal culture.
Not necessarily: I find these studies to be of little value.They are often promoted by alternative health vendors as having value for dozens of chronic conditions. People usually have candida albicans to the point it makes up 5% of the dry weight of stool. Igg is often positive for hundreds of factors for which no problems are present, with the number increasing with age. This includes candida. ...Read more
Treatment: Treatment consists of antifungal creams and/or oral medication. You can start with over the counter creams for most skin and vaginal fungal infections. If the area is wide spread or does not resolve with over the counter creams, then you will need to see your doctor for a prescription cream and/or prescription oral medication. ...Read more
Fungal diseases: Examples of fungal infections & associated organisms include: Athlete's foot (tinea pedis), Jock itch (tinea cruris), Ringworm (tinea corporis) & yeast infections of the skin (cutaneous candidiasis).Examples of fungal infections & associated organisms include: Athlete's foot (tinea pedis), Jock (tinea cruris), Ringworm (tinea corporis) & yeast infections of skin (cutaneous candidiasis). ...Read more
I have fungal infectipn on toes and have tried everything but no nimprovement. Any advise please?
Keep in mind...: The fda has recently come out with a blanket statement that toenail fungus can not be cured. It is "managed" by a number of modalities, but it can always come back in the future. Oral antifungal medicines (lamisil), topical medications (formula 3), laser therapy, surgical removal, homeopathic applications (tea tree oil). Talk to a podiatrist for what will be best and most effective for you. ...Read more
Depends: My opinion is a culture is almost always necessary to safely and accurately direct the career of a patient. I like to know what I am treating so i tend to culture or do some other confirmatory test, even more so before i consider using a systemic medication. Sometimes a scraping and a look under the microscope with confirm I am dealing with a fungus. ...Read more
Fungal sinusitis: Sinusitis involves inflammation & infection of the sinuses. Most often bacteria are the cause but occasionally mold & fungi can grow inside. This is most common in patients with allergies and those that have had multiple infections along with chronic sinus pressure and drainage. Sometimes a ct scan of the sinuses can help diagnose fungal sinusitis but often diagnosis is made during sinus surgery. ...Read more
Allergic fungal inf: Answer: extremely unusual. It is actually not clear to me what this means. Children can get fungal diseases, just like adults, but nowhere near as often. More likely in disease states like cystic fibrosis, immune deficiency, leukemia, etc. There is one particular fungal condition, "aspergillosis", common in asthmatics and can also cause sinus infection, which has "allergic" in its title. ...Read more
Allergic Fungal: Hello, different pathogens can cause sinus disease. Within the sinuses and nasal cavities exist bacteria and fungi. If conditions occur that lead to infection it could be due to either pathogen. Bacterial infections typically resolve with antibiotic therapy. If sinusitis persists, a resistant bacteria or fungal infection may be present. Culture and/or ct scan will help determine the cause. ...Read more
Rx only: Would include: spectazole, naftin, (naftifine) ertaczo, Oxistat all of these require a prescription. ...Read more
Avoid it: If you can . Doesn't sound very sanitary. ...Read more
Been consult for a derma. he said its fungal infx. he prescrbe duracan. and elica m. bt i doubt to his prognosis. he didnt even xplain further for wha?
Possible but many : Explanations. White or yellow concretions in the tonsils are usually tonsilloliths or tonsil stones. Harmless although they can cause a foreign body sensation and contribute to halitosis. Fungus can appear in oral cavity and tonsils as thrush (white cottage cheese appearance). White exudate on the tonsils may be an indication of tonsil infection (viral or bacterial). See an ENT for thorough exam. ...Read more
Fungal meningitis: Fungal meningitis is a highly lethal disorder as to the number of the deaths within the US per year the best contact would be the Center for Diseases Control and Prevention in Atlanta GA ...Read more
Yes, OTC anitfungals: Vicks might work on nails but is not a good treatment for other fungal infections, especially if it is in the genital area-ouch! several over-the-counter (otc) preparations are available. Just follow the directions on the package. Some preparations are for symptom relief only but the infection will continue. If not sure what the rash is, or if it doesn't improve, see your doctor. ...Read more