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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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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.

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

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Currently under treatment for toe fungal infection. When clears, should I discard the shoes I have been wearing?

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 more

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How can one treat fungal infections of the nails?

How can  one treat fungal infections of the nails?

We can try!: Toenail fungus is very common, and unfortunately very difficult to cure 100%. We can test the nail to see if it is a callused or traumatized nail or if it is indeed fungus, and from there you have several options: topical or oral antifungal medications, laser nail treatment, or removal of the nail in severe cases. See your doctor to talk about which treatment is right for you. ...Read more

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Can you offer some advice on nail fungal infection?

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

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How can I get rid of a fungal infection on my nails?

Pills or creams: Oral antifungals work best. Creams and lacquers do not work very well. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat a fungal infection under your finger nail?

What can you do to treat a fungal infection under your finger nail?

We can try!: Nail fungus is very common, and unfortunately very difficult to cure 100%. We can test the nail to see if it is a callused or traumatized nail or if it is indeed fungus, and from there you have several options: topical or oral antifungal medications, laser nail treatment, or removal of the nail in severe cases. See your doctor to talk about which treatment is right for you. ...Read more

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Nails coming away from nail bed had a test for fungal infection it was clear any suggestions to what would help thanks janette.

Nail trauma: If the nail biopsy was negative it is most probably nail trauma appearing as a fungal nail or it could be yeast. A yeast test needs to be done. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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