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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 have regular skin fungal infection, can you please tell me one time solution to stop this?

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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Hi:what can I do to stop my toes from hurting, and clear up a fungal infection to them? I have a fungal infection on my toes, and peeling skin in between one toe. My toes hurt, even to wearing socks. My doctor said that the commen medication is very sever

Hi:what can I do to stop my toes from hurting, and clear up a fungal infection to them? I have a fungal infection on my toes, and peeling skin in between one toe. My toes hurt, even to wearing socks. My doctor said that the commen medication is very sever

If : If you have fungal infection between the toes (commonly known as tinea pedis), treatment with antifungal powders (available otc) combined with topical antifungal creams such as terbinafine cream can be helpful. They are well tolerated and help in most instances. If that doesn't help, consider a visit to a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment options. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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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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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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What are the remedies for curing a fungal infection on the skin in the groin area?

What are the remedies for curing a fungal infection on the skin in the groin area?

Antifungal Cream: You can use over the counter anti fungal cream or a prescription antifungal cream, it usually is enough to clear the infection but recurrences are common due to persiperation in that area.Keeping the groin area clean and dry after bathing and putting dry underwears right away after swimming and not to share towels and clothing with others, avoid tight fitting clothes and use anifungal powder. ...Read more

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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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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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Can I use powders and drying agents on my skin to prevent fungal infections?

Fungus & moisture: Fungus like warm moist environments. Areas with skin-on-skin contact (the folds of your body, armpits, groin, under breasts, etc) or increased sweating are more prone to fungal infections than drier skin areas. Drying agents, like powders, can help prevent many fungal infections by minimizing the moist environment they prefer. ...Read more

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Dr. Zahid Niazi
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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