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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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


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Can you have fungal infection under only one breast? There is a brown patch, no redness or itching, doctor prescribed anti-fungal cream.

Can you have fungal infection under only one breast? There is a brown patch, no redness or itching, doctor prescribed anti-fungal cream.

Not usually: The usual cause is friction or skin yeast, not fungus. The creams used are commonly labeled "antifungal" because they treat both fungus and yeast. It would seem that your doctor gave you the right medication. ...Read more

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I had fungal infection for which i was using some cream. Now the area has become very sticky and red.Is it any other diesease?

I had fungal infection for which i was using some cream. Now the area has become very sticky and red.Is it any other diesease?

Yes, allergic: Reaction to cream or more aggressive form of disease. Why did you get a fungus infection the first place? Possible diabetes? Are you sure it is a fungus infection? You need a doctor, go see one now. ...Read more

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Docts, told me 3times that I have fungal infection, itwas gone, but by the 3rd time it returns but is only in coxis, a red circle that itch, it continue?

Docts, told me 3times that I have fungal infection, itwas gone, but by the 3rd time it returns but is only in coxis, a red circle that itch, it continue?

Dermatology: Without a photo this is impssible to diagnose; howver this sounds like it might be tinea corporis ( ringworm) - not really a worm- but a raised, circular itching area. Antifungal creams should work; however, if not, seek a dermatology opinion. ...Read more

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Chronic red irritated lips fungal infection?

Hard to tell: Need more info. Are you a mouth breather? Any allergies? Suggest a dental visit to pursue the answer. ...Read more

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The opening in my penis is slightly red and burns sometimes. Could this be a fungal infection?

The opening in my penis is slightly red and burns sometimes. Could this be a fungal infection?

Check for Infection: You certainly may have some type of infection. I suggest you go to a clinic or an office of a practitioner near you for an exam and standard lab tests. ...Read more

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I had fungal infection under arm naw that's gone I am inching all over with little red spots ?

I had fungal infection under arm naw that's gone I am inching all over with little red spots ?

See a doctor: Not likely to be related to a superficial fungal infection. This needs to be seen and a history and exam obtained to establish the cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do I have a fungal infection on my toe? My toe is inflamed (red) and sometimes itchy. It also has a couple of white bumps.

Fungal infection toe: It is not clear. The redness & inflammation could be due to minor trauma, ingrown toenail, or gout. The most common cause of itch around the toes is fungus, but you can also have skin allergy to footwear. The white bumps--how big are they? Are they filled with fluid like a blister? Fungus does not usually cause bumps; does usually cause whitening & thickening of the nails. ...Read more

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Under my right scrotum is red or pink , dry look and itchy, why? I was heal from fungal infection , but now I have this symptom

Under my right scrotum is red or pink , dry look and itchy, why? I was heal from fungal infection , but now I have this symptom

May have come back: The tineas cruris (fungal jock itch infection) may have never fully resoled or it came back. Other than that, it's a different dermatitis that you should get evaluated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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When u have a fungal infection, and use the specifical creams, and the red itchy rash turns flaky and white is that what is consist , normal?

When u have a fungal infection, and use the specifical creams, and the red itchy rash turns flaky and white is that what is consist , normal?

Vaginitis: If the antifungal cream is effective, the redness, rash and discharge should clear up. If not you may need another type of medication. Discuss this with your physician or gynecologist. ...Read more

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Doctors on here think i have a fungal infection under my arm/ rib area, just noticed red marks on both armpits could this be caused by this as well?

Rash: Your rash could be from sweating, shaving underarms usually develops from wetness and causes a fungal infection. You can apply OTC: Lotrimin cream 1% and alternate with hydrocortisone 1% cream twice to three x/d until rash is gone (often slow-growing and can take 1-2 months to resolve). ...Read more

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Clotrimaderm 1% and Diflucan (fluconazole) 150 mg prescribed to me for red itchy mosquito like bumps appearing on and off on my upper body mostly. Fungal infection?

Clotrimaderm 1% and Diflucan (fluconazole) 150 mg prescribed to me for red itchy mosquito like bumps appearing on and off on my upper body mostly. Fungal infection?

Clotrimaderm/difluca: These are both antifungal agents. I have no way of knowing what you are being treated for, but you should certainly have been advised by the doctor who prescribed these. Give them a call and ask. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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8cm brown-red itchy rash on middle upper back right on spine. No other symptoms. 2nd occurrence this year. Fungal infection?

8cm brown-red itchy rash on middle upper back right on spine. No other symptoms. 2nd occurrence this year. Fungal infection?

It is really: difficult to guess at correct diagnosis without visualizing a lesion. This would be best handled by an in-person dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Dugan
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