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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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Dr. Mark Pack
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Are there any natural remedies for curing a fungal infection on the skin in the groin area?

Are there any natural remedies for curing a fungal infection on the skin in the groin area?

Not reliable: Fungus in the groin is often due to chronic wetness from sweat and/or skin folds. There are many over the counter remedies in the drug stores, so try asking a pharmacist for his/her choice. If unresolved, then see your doctor for prescription strength cures. ...Read more

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Will hygiene improve chances against contracting fungal infections on skin?

Will hygiene improve chances against contracting fungal infections on skin?

It can't hurt!: It certainly can't hurt. Common hygiene practices prevent infection and transference of many infections, fungal ones included. There are exceptions to the rule, however. For example, if one were to shower 4-5 times a day, and expose the skin/feet to frequent moisture, it might actually increase the change of a tinea pedis (athlete's foot) infection. That being said, good hygiene is always smart. ...Read more

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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

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How can you cure a fungal infection on the skin?

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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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

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What causes fungal infection around penis head?

Fungal infections: Diabetes is the most common cause, if you are not circumcised, poor hygiene can cause them. ...Read more

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Can dettol cure fungal infection on the skin?

No: It will only irritate it. Anti fungal preps are available otc. ...Read more

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Can diet affect fungal infections on the skin?

Can diet affect fungal infections on the skin?

Yes: Avoid sugars and simple carbohydrates. Eat coconut oil, as it is a natural antifungal. Many other herbs and spices also have some natural anti fungal properties. ...Read more

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How is it possible to remove dark marks on skin caused by fungal infections?

How is it possible to remove dark marks on skin caused by fungal infections?

Wait: Usually these resolve with time, but it may take 6-12 months. If not, then a dermatologist can help with bleaching agents. ...Read more

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I am suffering from fungal infection on head from many years and lost almost 90% hairs. Pls suggest?

I am suffering from fungal infection on head from many years and lost almost 90% hairs. Pls suggest?

Fungal Foe: First and foremost, proper identification of the fungus in question is necessary for proper treatment. Scalp infections can be difficult to treat and usually require an oral medication for several months along with topical therapy in the form of a shampoo and/or topical cream. Light therapy has also been touted to help, but results are mixed. Recalcitrant cases can suggest an immunity problem. ...Read more

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Is there a diagnostic test for fungal infections of the skin?

Is there a diagnostic test for fungal infections of the skin?

See below: Yes. Skin scrapings can be treated with potassium hydroxide and examined under the microscope. In addition, skin scrapings can be implanted on sabouraud's medium. If a fungus is present, it will grow in the medium and produce a characteristic appearance. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Dugan
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