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Fungal Infection questions and answers
Q: Fungal Infection?
Hey guys, i was wondering does this sound like a fungal infection to you,(on my guinea pig.) he has a greasy coat. lots of dandruff large lesions on his back, thinning of the hair, non stop stratching baldness around lesions please help. he is going in for a skin scraping this week and a skin biopsy. but i think its a fungal infection. and if anyone knows what treatment is needed that would be great and is it exspensive? thanks
A: These symptoms could also be due to mites, and the lesions are caused by the severe scratching. Treatment for ringworm or other fungal infection is with an antifungal cream and maybe also oral medication. You can also bathe him in an antifungal dandruff shampoo for humans such as Nizoral as this will help to soothe and cool the skin. Treatment for mites would be with two or more doses of Ivermectin. The first dose will not kill the eggs, so the second and third doses are required to kill the newly hatched mites. This is normally given topically behind the ears or can also be injected or given orally. If this is ringworm, this is highly contagious, so you should wear gloves and protective clothing when you handle him and wash your hands thoroughly afterwards to avoid being infected yourself. Treatment for both if these would also include cleaning out his cage and contents thoroughly in a mixture of bleach and water at a rate of 1:10 and this will need to be done regularly until treatment is complete.
Q: Fungal infection?
I can feel some embossed gland kind of thing just at the origin of my penis. this problem started a few days back. last year too i had the same problem in the same season, seems that its happning in summers because of presence of more moisture as compaired t other seasons . I spend my whole day in normal summer temperature (no AC). is that a fungal infection? i feel some itching also in the same area. sometime blood comes with white liquid. Please suggest me some treatment. Thanks!
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Q: fungal infection?
i have this rash type spot on the side of my ring finger. its not spreading and i thought this was weird, i asked my anatomy teacher and she said it is most likely a fungal infection. if i put neosporin on it it will go away while i have a band aid over it, but then comes right back. she told me to get an anti-fungal so i asked my mom to pick one up. all she could find with "anti-fungal" on it is tinactin. ive been putting it on, it says to use it twice a day, i usually forget and put it on once, and sometimes skip a couple days. ive been doing this for a couple weeks now and there is no improvement. is it really a fungal infection? does tinactin not work for any fungal infection besides athlete's foot? do i just need to put it on twice a day for a while? i dont want to have to go to the doctor. im cheap. its on my ring finger, as in the finger next to my pinky. i dont have a ring.
A: Go see a doctor! You have a rash that's been ongoing for what sounds like at least a week. You've tried two over the counter remedies with no luck - see a doctor for a real diagnosis and treatment.
Q: Can a fungal infection of the skin drain your energy?
I've had a fungal infection all over my body, which I've been treating with medication that is applied to the skin. The medication does not mention anything about drowsiness. Could it be the actual infection causing me to be sleepy?
A: yeah i would say its possible. any body sick with anything...their bodies are trying to fight infection..of course it would make you sleepy. its also your body hinting on that you need to rest up and relax so that you CAN get better!!! hope you feel better soon
Q: How can you get rid of fungal infection?
My jock itches all the time, I suspect I have fungal infection there. I tried all kinds of over the counter medication for fungal infection. Nothing works. Is there a herbal medication for this? Im embarrased to see a doctor. Thanks
A: If you truly have jock itch, then wearing looser underwear will be a first step, as tight underwear increases the moisture in the area which the fungus loves. After washing/showering, make sure you dry the area well. When you are using over-the-counter antifungal creams/sprays, you need to realize that you will need to take it for at least 2 weeks before you really have any good effect as the fungus is hard to remove - it is imbedded somewhat in the top layers of the skin. If after two weeks of use and you are not noticing any significant improvement, then three possibilities exist. 1) You need to see your doctor and may need to take an oral form of antifungal medication 2) You don't have a fungus infection but possibly something else (perhaps pubic lice/crabs) 3) The itching is because you just shaved your pubic hair and its beginning to grow back. If you aren't sure, consult your regular physician.
Q: How to treat a fungal infection by yourself?
Hi, please help me. I don't think I can afford to see a doctor, I would like to know how to treat a fungal infection by myself?
A: Just go to any drug store, and they have cream that treats most common fungal problems (ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch). Its OTC so you don't need a prescription. Just look in the aisle with the neosporin, and wart treatment stuff. If its on your scalp (or if its ringworm which can spread to your scalp) you might want to buy some head and shoulders as well, because it contains pyrithione zinc which is an anti-fungal. Use the cream twice a day, and the shampoo ATLEAST twice a week. Keep all of this up for 3 weeks to cure it, and an additonal 2 weeks to make sure it doesn't come back.
Q: How do I tell difference between shedding and fungal infection for a Red Eared Slider?
My RES has clear, strandy, cotton material growing around his neck and legs. I don't know if this is fungal infection or shedding. If it is fungal infections, can you give me advice on treatments?
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Q: How to increase dog immunity to fight fungal infection?
Our Labrador dog is very sensitive to skin fungal infection. For two years ,it has been to clinic to get medicine from vet very often almost every two months. When stop antifungal drug (normally 1 month of treatment), the skin problem come up again. Please kindly suggest and help.
A: go to the vet and get it checked out and you will be able to
Q: Natural ways to get rid of a fungal infection?
I have a fungal infection and i've been to the doctor multiple times for it. I am pregnant so I guess that limits the meds they can give me. I need to know some natural ways that I can kick this stuff. I have been taking galic tablets and vit. C for my immune system. What else can I do?
A: look into tea tree oil ? you would have to check on line and see if it is safe for you and the baby. I also read in the newspaper, that some man used vicks vapor rub...no kidding, in that Dr.Gotts section of the paper.
Q: What is the name of fungal infection surrounding the anus?
What is the name of fungal infection surrounding the anus?
A: 1.Tinea (say: tih-nee-uh) is a type of fungal infection of the hair, skin, or nails. When it's on the skin, tinea usually begins as a small red area the size of a pea. As it grows, it spreads out in a circle or ring. Tinea is often called ringworm because it may look like tiny worms are under the skin (but of course, they're not!). Because the fungi that cause tinea (ringworm) live on different parts of the body, they are named for the part of the body they infect. 2.Candida (say: kan-duh-duh) is a yeast, similar to a fungus. It most often affects the skin around the nails or the soft, moist areas around body openings. Diaper rash in babies can be from one type of candidal infection, as can thrush (white patches often found in the mouths of babies.) Older girls and women may develop another form of candidal infection in and around the vagina. This is called a yeast infection any of these two, see a doctor before it spreads.
Q: How do you treat a fungal infection under your finger nail?
I received a fungal dark blotch under my pinky nail after wearing press on tips and am not sure how to treat the infection since it appears to be under the cuticule.
Q: Does masturbating worsens a fungal infection on the genitals?
I've been diagnosed with a fungal infection (even though my cream isn't being effective) in my penis and I'd like to know if masturbating can be bad to it. Thanks
A: Yes, believe it or not, masturbating CAN make an infection like this worse.it can actually spread it and cause it to itch more. .Masturbating can make a yeast infection in women itch more too. You may want to stop until your infection is completely cleared up....
Q: Is it possible to get a fungal infection of the vagina through oral sex with a healthy male?
I performed oral sex on my girlfriend after having a spicy Indian meal, and the doctor says that the bacteria present in my mouth as a result of eating the spicy food was transferred from my mouth to her vagina and caused her to develop a fungal infection down there. She has been given anti-fungal cream and medication, and I have been advised to use a mouthwash before oral sex in future. Has anyone heard of this kind of problem?
A: i have yes i had the same use natural yogurt too
Q: How long can a betta fish live with a fungal infection without any treatment??
I believe my betta has a fungal infection. He was fine yesterday, but today when I woke up he was covered in this white, flakey stuff that came off of him in peices when he got moving. Now that he is woke up, there is not as much on him, but still a white film. He was staying at the bottom of the tank, then coming up for air to the top, then back to the bottom. He wasn't swimming normally, kind of clumsy looking. Now he is just staying at the top of the tank by wedging himself between the glass and the thermometer with his little fish mouth at the surface. We are iced in at the moment with another 4 days till any hope of leaving the house. I'm fairly sure this fish won't make it even today. I've only had him for a couple of days and I'm new to the whole fish thing. Did he probably have this infection before I bought him? He looked healthy and was eating when I first brought him home. Any home remedies I can try? Poor thing.
A: Oh, your poor fish! If you got him at a pet store, it's likely he did have an infection prior to you getting him. A lot of pet stores keep bettas in those tiny cups and don't change the water in them. It's really sad. Anyway, I'm going to list some sites that have been very helpful to me in caring for my betta. They have pictures and descriptions of fish illnesses so you can be sure your betta indeed has a fungal infection. They also have a lot of advice on what to do and what medications to use if your fish is sick. They may have some home remedies on them, like using aquarium salt and heating the water. A lot of the advice, though, is about medications you can purchase once you are able to leave the house, if your fish is still alive. I would place your fish in a clean 1-2 gallon "sick tank", which is basically a clean bowl with no decor in it, and put in some fresh, treated water. You'll have to disinfect his old tank as it's now contaminated. The websites give directions on how to do this. Then add additional aquarium salt and try to keep the water around 80 to 85 degrees. Aquarium salt is basically sea salt with NO iodine in it. It's the same sodium chloride you cook with, but make sure it is NOT IODIZED salt, as that is harmful to your fish. (I've used the sea salt in my kitchen before in a pinch, and my fish was OK. Kosher salt is OK, too.) Keep the sick bowl out of bright lights and active areas of your house to reduce stress on your fish. When you are able to go to your local fish shop or pet store (like Petco or PetSmart) and look for Jungle Fungus Eliminator. All the breeders recommend this medication in treatment of fungal infections. If you can't find Fungus Eliminator, Jungle also makes dissolving Fungus Tabs that have the same medication and are very good, too. (I used the tabs once to treat my betta's mild fin rot, and they really helped.) Then follow the package directions, and adjust dosage as necessary for your smaller tank. I wish you and your fish lots of luck.
Q: What might be the cause for this recurrent fungal infection?
Hi, I have a problem that I don't know how to deal with. Couple of months ago I had some problems with my cheeks. It was a kind of an inflammation that was very disturbing, so I went to see a doctor. He told me I have a fungal infection. He prescribed some medicine that helped me. But, after a while the infection came back. Should I see the doctor again? What might be the cause for this recurrent fungal infection?
A: There are many things that can make you vulnerable to a fungal infection; it could be genetics; it could be environment, or it could be something like a vitamin deficiency. Talk with your doctor to see what he/she would suggest to prevent a recurrence.