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Where am I more likely to contract a fungal infection?

Where am I more likely to contract a fungal infection?

Fungal infection: The most common fungal infections are tinea pedis (athelete's foot), tinea cruris (jock itch), and tinea corporis (ringworm affecting other areas). ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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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How long can fungal infections last?

How long can fungal infections last?

Fungal infections: That depends upon the fungus, where the infection is located and how it is treated. Go and have a doctor look at this. Good luck. ...Read more

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How does a person get a fungal infection?

How does a person get a fungal infection?

By catching one: An infection is a condition in which a germ enters your body and causes it harm. There are three main categories of germs: viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Fungi are full single cells that can join together into threads. If these enter your body, you can get a fungal infection. You get them by contact with someone who has a fungal infection or just fungus on their skin. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is a fungal infection?

Infection: Fungal infections can occur on the skin (ringworm, some diaper rashes, athlete's foot, others), on nails, in the genitals (yeast infections), in the mouth (thrush), or less commonly internal organs. Different fungi come from different places, they have different symptoms, and are treated different ways. Some require only a cream, some oral medication, and some IV medication. ...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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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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What can be done to cure fungal infections?

What can be done to  cure fungal infections?

Medication/hygeine: Topical or oral medication as well as steps to mimimize excessive moisture from accumulating and allow proper exposure to air. ...Read more

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How can fungal infections be avoided in women?

How can fungal infections be avoided in women?

Depends: This question is too general. Why are you asking? There are hundreds of different fungus infections which occur in different people for different reasons. ...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

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Can a fungal infection be what's making me ill?

Possibly: However, without any details of your illness, it is impossible to hypothesize about the cause of your problems. Please discuss your concerns with your doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why would someone be prone to fungal infections?

Why would someone be prone to fungal infections?

Fungal infections: Depends upon whether you are referring to skin (superficial dermatomycoses), or to systemic fungal infections. The latter are often managed by our fixed tissue immune mechanisms, and may suggest immune deficiency which needs aggressive evaluation. Go see an infectious disease expert and be examined and treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I try at home to treat fungal infections?

What fungal infect ?: The term "fungal infection" can mean many different things. From athlete's foot to vaginitis, thrush, other skin conditions. Generally your primary care physician would be a good source for both diagnosis and suggestions for management. ...Read more

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What diet l should take in oral fungal infections?

See below: There is not a special diet. Although, eating more yogurt would not hurt. ...Read more

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What diet i shouldn't take in oral fungal infections?

What diet i shouldn't take in oral fungal infections?

Soft n Non Spicy: Avoid spicy foods as exposure to spices may lead to exageration of burning sensation. There is no dietary cure for the condition, see a dentist and get antifungal rx may be cream, ointment, powder, lozenges or mouth risnes. For specific foods: a good resource can be found at http://www.Thecandidadiet.Com/candida-diet.Htm. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get fungal infections?

How common is it for somebody to get fungal infections?

Foot fungus: Fungus occurs commonly in humid, warm regions.. It may be athletes feet & toe nails, or jock itch or on the body, face and scalp. There are some fungus germs that attack people and some attack dogs and cats, and some both. Some people have a family tendency to get foot fungus. Some fungi, called yeast, can grow in the vagina and come from taking antibiotics or birth control pills. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting fungal infection?

Yes: People with immune system disorders, such as aids, are more prone to fungal infections. People on inhaled steroids may get thrush. And, infants tend to get skin fungal infections. ...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

Dr. Michael Dugan
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