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What does a low grade penile fungal infection look like and doesn't it along with dermatitis always have to cause itching on penis?

What does a low grade penile fungal infection look like and doesn't it along with dermatitis always have to cause itching on penis?

Penis fungus: It may be candida or another fungal infection its probably more prevalent in uncircumcized or those with diabetes or just increase in groin moisture but it may itch or burn be red or have a thind discharge see a doctor or urologist. ...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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I'm losing a toenail. It doesn't look like there is a fungal infection. Should I just wait it out?

I'm losing a toenail. It doesn't look like there is a fungal infection. Should I just wait it out?

SEEMS OK: As long as there is not redness, swelling, pain, or drainage indicating an infection. Keep a band-aid on the toe so the nail doesn't catch on hose or socks. Sincerely, Dr. Latva ...Read more

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How long does a fungal infection last given that mycoban medicine is applied?

How long does a fungal infection last given that mycoban medicine is applied?

Topical therapy: That depends! if it is a superficial fungal infection you may see response in a few days; if you are using it on severely inflammed athletes foot it may take weeks and if you are using it on a nailbed infection it may take months. If you are not seeing the response you wish, ask your doctor what else may need to be done to treat the infection. ...Read more

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How long does a fungal infection last when your using cream and taking a pill once a week for it?

Which one?: Which fungal infection, and which pill and cream? It's unusual for a 19 year-old male to have a fungal condition that requires both a pill and a cream. ...Read more

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Does a fungal infection in the buttocks that have been persistent for 3-4 years sound alarming? Medication suggestions would be great.

Butt Rash: Yes, having a fungal infection for one year is alarming. One has to determine if you have a fungal infection or a yeast infection as the oral medications are different for each infection. You may not have a yeast or fungal infection but a contact dermatitis which is a type of allergic reaction to something that comes in contact with your skin. See your dermatologist for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Does a fungal infection means weak immune system?

Does a fungal infection means weak immune system?

possibly: Anyone can get an occasional bout of ringworm, athlete's foot, or vaginal yeast infection. Certain things like total parenteral nutrition (TPN) can predispose to blood stream fungal infections. These situations are normal. Invasive, frequent/recurrent, or difficult to treat fungal infections are very frequently a sign of a weakened immune system. If you are concerned, see a clinical immunologist. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a fungal infection?

Rash: If you have a fungal infection on the skin, you will see an annula rash (circular) with and elevated scly border. If the infection is under the nails, there with be debris with lifting of the nail. ...Read more

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Touched a fungal infection, did i contract it?

Possibly: Some fungal infections (tinea, trichosporon...) can be spread by contact or through fomites (objects that may become colonized with the organisms like towels). Handwashing works. Avoid sharing towels and clothing (especially athletic types), wipe down workout equipment with antimicrobial towels. Depends on the agent, duration of contact, and your immune systems function...And good or bad luck. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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