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Will Sweaty Shoes Cause Nail Fungal Infections
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
My feet smell awful. I take great care of my feet, socks and shoes.The doctor said there is not any fungal infection. What may cause this bad smell?
Fungal infection: Some people are more prone genetically to fungal infections. ...Read more
Could chronic fungal infection on foot and in nails cause polyclonal gammapathy pr low grade HPV on uvula? Doc can't find out why I have it.
Polyclonal gammopath: Hypergammaglobulinemia resulting from an increased production of several different immunoglobulins and usually attributable to persistent, high level exposure to antigens; occur in a wide variety of infectious, inflammatory, and immune-mediated diseases. Like other lab tests has little meaning without knowing the clinical context in which it is occurring. ...Read more
Currently under treatment for toe fungal infection. When clears, should I discard the shoes I have been wearing?
Fungus: Unless you are using something to kill the fungus in your shoes ( see your podiatrist), discard them now. Freezing does not kill fungus. Fungus forms a spore around itself when not in contact with the host and can survive outdoors - where it gets pretty cold - for up to 6 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard: Hard one to get rid off. Needs some time i/v medicines for long time. Keep shoes dry, put purple dye ( gentian violet with q-ip 2--3 times ady. Gallon of water and 1/4 tea spoon ful clorax and soak feet while sitting in open air outside the house for 5 min. . Air dry shoes hot air. ...Read more
Nothing else works: Nail fungus is difficult to eradicate. A determination first test be made to the type of fungus being treated. I muscle orally is effective in about 85% of the cases. Most topicals are a waste of time and money. More recently, laser therapy have been employed but if the entire nail is involved it may not be as effective as oral antifungal agents. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nails coming away from nail bed had a test for fungal infection it was clear any suggestions to what would help thanks janette.
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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