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Can chapped, dry, dead skin on lips be related to toenail fungus or jock itch?

Can chapped, dry, dead skin on lips be related to toenail fungus or jock itch?

Not usually: No, this could be an indication of another problem such as dehydration or autoimmune disease. More information is needed to make a better diagnosis, but not typically associated with fungal infections like jock itch or toenail fungus. I recommend you see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more


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Tinea versicolor (fungal skin infection) risk of recurrence?

Tinea versicolor (fungal skin infection) risk of recurrence?

Yes: This condition tends to recur. Best way to minimize recurrence is after infection is adequately treated, use over the counter anti-dandruff shampoo a few times a week as a "body soap" on the area affected by infection. This will help keep the causative yeast under better control. ...Read more

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Can hemmorhoid creams cause yeast infections?

Can hemmorhoid creams cause yeast infections?

Petroluem: Based creams can trap moisture on the skin and being a dark moist area it is a fertile region for yeast to grow. Best to keep the area dry with corn starch powder. ...Read more

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Does impetigo and other bacterial skin infections always crust?

Does impetigo and other bacterial skin infections always crust?

Crust: Wound infections with strep are more likely to crust. It is often described as having a honey comb appearance. Staph blisters and then drains. Other organisms cause abscesses. So no, not always. All the best. ...Read more

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How are fungal skin infections caught?

How are fungal skin infections caught?

Fungal Infections: A doctor can diagnose ringworm based on the appearance of the rash or reported symptoms. He or she will ask about possible exposure to people or animals with ringworm. The doctor may take skin scrapings or samples from the infected area and look at them under a microscope to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could skin fungal infection gain resistance?

Could skin fungal infection gain resistance?

Skin Fungal Infectio: The short answer is yes, it is possible. However, most skin fungal infections are easily treatable, and actually when they don't seem to respond - it is because they were misdiagnosed. Many types of skin conditions look very similar, and often are ultimately figured out after trying several different medications. Thus, if you are in doubt, go to your dermatologist or pcp for help! ...Read more

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Can using aquaphor for vulva dryness cause yeast infection?

Can using aquaphor for vulva dryness cause yeast infection?

Any chemical: that is foreign to the vaginal lining, can alter the bacterial component that prevents a vaginal yeast infection. I suggest an aqueous based lubricant: KY or Astroglide and discuss need for femsle hormone cream with your GYN. ...Read more

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Scaly, itchy rashes at ankle that turn brownish- fungal/bacterial infection?

Scaly, itchy rashes at ankle that turn brownish- fungal/bacterial infection?

Rash: It would be nice to see what you are asking about , but usually itching indicates fungus. Your best course of action is to see a podiatrist who will assess what you have . Good luck. ...Read more

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Itchy, swollen skin conditions?

Itchy, swollen skin conditions?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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Can scrotal skin infections cause infetility?

Can scrotal skin infections cause infetility?

Yes: It is not that likely but they can. If the infection gets deeper into the testicle scarring can form in the tiny tubes that transport the sperm or damage can occur to the hormone and/or sperm producing cells. But it is not very common. ...Read more

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Can a man use vaginal yeast infection cream to treat dry peeling skin of the penis? No stds.

Yeast is Yeast: There is no gender to medicine. Now, did the company try to brand their anti-dungal medicine by calling it a "vaginal' cream. Yes, most likely. If you have a fungal infection then this may very well work for you. ...Read more

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What skin conditions can be mistaken for ringworm?

Eczema: The most common skin condition that is mistaken for ringworm is eczema. They can look the same and develop on similar parts of the body but the treatment is completely different. See your dermatologist for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Which stds causes itchy skin hive like rash all over body?

Which stds causes itchy skin hive like rash all over body?

Probably no STD: Syphilis can cause a body-wide rash, but not hive-like and usually not itchy. If you think you're at risk for STDs, get tested. But an STD is not a likely cause of this rash. Most rashes like this are due to drug allergy -- which could include an STD drug if you're on treatment. In that case, contact the doctor treating you. Good luck! ...Read more

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