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Overview

Fungal Infection - Symptom, Treatment And Causes

Treatable by medical professional Require medical diagnosis Lab test not required Short-term: resolves within days to weeks Spread through the air or contaminated surfaces
Symptoms
Skin pigmentation Loss of colour Small bumps Rashes

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Fungal Infection

Dr. Shaurya Rohatgi 94% (4395 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Mumbai
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Causes of Recurrent Fungal Infection
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How Homeopathy Helps Treat Ringworm?

Dr. Deepesh Yadav 87% (10 ratings)
BHMS, PGNAHI
Homeopath, Bhopal
How Homeopathy Helps Treat Ringworm?
Ringworm is a type of fungal infection occurring on the skin of a person. Ringworm does not involve the presence of any kind of actual worms whatsoever. It is so named because of the circular scaly infection on the skin, which almost appears as if a worm is present beneath the skin. Why the fungi arise on the skin is unclear. However, these skin infections are highly contagious, so people coming in contact with those already having the disease could naturally develop the ringworm lesions. The fungi also require warm and moist conditions to thrive in. People working in waterlogged conditions or those walking barefoot on wet floors near swimming pools; public washrooms etc could all develop ringworm based on their immunity levels. Symptoms of Ringworm: Reddish, scaly or white patches on the skin. The lesions may appear raised and blistered. The circular lesion might have a clearing in the center. Hair loss is a common side effect of this disease. Ringworm of scalp especially is characterized by patchy hair loss where the hair might be bent and broken at an odd angle. Dandruff might also be present. Thankfully, there are many effective homeopathic remedies for ringworm on scalp. Though mostly ringworm is treated with conventional medicines and allopathic treatment, there are certain recurring ringworms on which traditional medicines slowly lose effect. Such infections can be controlled and cured with the help of homeopathic medicines. Homeopathic Treatment for Ringworm Homeopathy offers an excellent treatment of Ringworm infection. The natural Homeopathic medicines help in providing relief from the acute symptoms of itching and burning of Ringworm lesions and also eradicating the disease in its entirety. The results are gained through properly selected Homeopathic remedies. With Homeopathic medicines, there is no chance of suppression of Ringworm infection and it is cured in a most gentle and efficient way. Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat ring worm but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person.
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Fungal Infections

Doctor of Medicine ( Dermatologist)
Dermatologist, Zirakpur
Fungal Infections
During this weather fungal infections has become a very common problem. Here are few do' s and donts: 1. Keep affected area dry including skin folds 2. Do not share cloths as these infections are communicable 3. Iron your undergarments by turning them inside out. 4. Avoid walking bare foot especially in public toilets, pools or sports changing rooms. 5. Avoid wearing tight fitting clothes. 6. Don't buy over the counter medicines from chemist shop. 7. Visit your dermatologist as soon as possible as it is fast spreading and totally treatable.
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5 Effective Home Remedies To Treat Fungal Infection In Nails!

Dr. Rasya Dixit 89% (111 ratings)
MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Bangalore
5 Effective Home Remedies To Treat Fungal Infection In Nails!
If you are experiencing symptoms such as swelling, inflammation, thickening, yellowing and crumbling of your nails, toenail fungus or onychomycosis is indicated. This is a very common problem, which is usually painless, unless the infection gets spread. The fungus thrives under certain conditions like abnormal levels of pH in the skin, a weak immune system, poor hygiene, diabetes and a continuous exposure to moist or damp environment. If not treated properly, toenail fungus can lead to cracking, splitting or total loss of your toenail. There are various ways of treating fungal infections in the nails. Some of them are as follows: Tea Tree Oil: Tea tree oil contains antiseptic and antifungal properties, which help in treating toenail fungus. You need to mix some drops of tea tree oil with coconut oil and olive oil. Using a piece of cotton, apply the mixture on your affected nail, keep it for 10 minutes and scrub off the nail with a toothbrush. For ideal results, you must repeat this process more than twice regularly. Baking Soda: Baking soda is a commonly used remedy for fungal infections in your nails. It also helps in neutralizing foot odor. Add baking soda, hydrogen peroxide and Epsom salt in hot water, add vinegar to the mixture and soak your affected nail in the solution. After this, wash your feet with water. Repeat the procedure twice a day for several weeks. White Vinegar: This is an ideal ingredient for the treatment of toenail fungus. It helps in restoring the pH balance of the skin and fights against infections. Add one part of white vinegar to warm water and soak your affected toenail in it for about 10 minutes. After this, you must wash it off. Carry out the process twice a day for effective results. Oil of Pregano: Oil of oregano is considered effective because of its antibacterial, antiviral, analgesic and antiseptic properties. It is an ideal way for treating fungal infections in your nails. Mix oregano oil with olive oil, apply the solution on your nails and leave it for over 30 minutes. Repeat the process thrice a day for good results. Listerine Mouthwash: Listerine mouthwash is another important home remedy for treating fungal infections in the nails. This mouthwash contains certain compounds along with alcohol, which have very strong antiseptic properties and help in eliminating harmful fungi and bacteria from your nails.
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Maintain Penis Health by Avoiding These Gym Infections!

Dr. Vinod Raina 95% (4027 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Maintain Penis Health by Avoiding These Gym Infections!
When a man goes to a public gym and chooses to use the shower or toilets, he might worry about potential infections that could be lurking in such public areas. The good news is that careful penis care when out and about can help ensure a man can make use of the facilities but not have to worry about dragging home a few infections after he's done. Here's what a guy needs to know to stay in optimum penis health when using public facilities, such as a gym shower. Infections are rampant in public facilities Unfortunately, it's true - many men wind up with some sort of infection if they don't take proper care to protect themselves when using a public facility. The biggest culprit is athlete's foot, which many a man has contracted because he made the mistake of walking barefoot through the gym showers! But when it comes to penis health, there are some infections that can be readily transferred from one man to another, simply by making a few missteps in the hygiene department. Here's how to avoid that problem. - Never use another guy's towel. If another man offers the use of his towel, always say no, thanks. Even if the towel seems fresh and dry, it's impossible to know where it's been. Perhaps it was in a locker next to another towel that has already been used; bacteria could make its way from one towel to another. And that's just one scenario! The smart man will always carry his own towel to the public shower. - Avoid the shower curtain or door. When in an individual shower, try not to brush up against the shower curtain, door, or walls, for that matter. Though these areas are cleaned often, just one guy with an infection of some sort can leave a little trace of it between cleanings of those showers, and then a man has a serious problem on his hands - or his penis, as it were. - Never use another man's hygiene products. If a man needs a razor or shaving cream in a pinch, it's best to go without it rather than use one that is offered by someone else. That's because even if the razor or cream has never been used before, the cream could have certain chemicals that are not good for penis health - and the same is true for the razor if it has moisture strips or other bells and whistles in addition to the blade itself. - Clean off the toilet. Though the idea of getting an infection from a toilet seat has mostly been put to rest by science, there is still the chance that it could happen in a gym toilet area. Why? Because some men who go the toilets do so when they are hot and sweaty, and thus leave a layer of that sweat on the seat. This moisture can easily help a dermatological condition hang around for the next guy to pick up. So to be sure, simply use a towel or cloth to wipe down the seat before sitting. - Watch the hands. Finally, remember that though a man's junk might not touch a shower curtain or shower wall, his hands certainly might. That means a guy should wash his hands thoroughly before he washes the rest of his body, and wash his hands last before getting out of the shower as well. This can help a guy avoid picking up any sort of fungal or bacterial issue from the surfaces and then transfer that to his body. And of course, a good penis health routine wouldn't be complete without the generous daily use of a specially formulated penis health cr me (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). A guy will want to look for a cr me that contains retinol, better known as vitamin A, which offers some protection against fungal infections. He will also want a cr me that contains vitamin D, the better for keeping penis health in good shape overall.
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Popular Questions & Answers

Plzzz sugest som good n complete treatment of fungal infection under legs it gives too much problem like itching n redness please help doctors.

Dr. R. Siva Shankar 91% (13 ratings)
M. D, M. Sc clinical research, PGdip yoga
Siddha Specialist, Chennai
Wash inner wear with hot water at least weekly once. Apply AF CREAM if not reduced will take internal medicine.
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Hello, I am suffering from fungal infection in groin region. On application of luly cream I experienced burns (blackening of skin) and red colouration of skin. Should I continue using it. What are the precautions to be taken to cure the infection. thank you.

Dr. Sandesh Gupta 89% (3826 ratings)
MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)
Dermatologist, Delhi
In addition to its intended effect, Luly Cream may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.Stop using the cream.Apply curitop powder on groins.Keep the area dry.Do not apply any cream or oil..Maintain good hygiene.
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Can I use COSVATE GM for fungal infections? Because I heard somewhere that if cream contain steroid then it is not useful for fungal infection. Suggest me if I can use it or not.

Dr. Sandesh Gupta 89% (3826 ratings)
MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)
Dermatologist, Delhi
Cosvate gm is a strong steroid .It should never be used to treat fungal infection .Yeast infection requires both external and internal treatment .If you suspect you have the infection, see your doctor for an accurate diagnosis. It is better to be sure if it is candida or something else.You also need to be certain if there are other underlying issues causing the infection. Your doctor will prescribe you suitable antifungal medicines as per your condition.

I got a fungal infection in my thigh area. The pharmaceutical man gave me Betamil Gm. And it works perfect! But its application need to be permanent! Is there any tablets to be taken along with using Betamil Gm for perfect results?

Dr. Shaurya Rohatgi 94% (4395 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Mumbai
If you continue using betamil gm, you will have serious and permanent damage to the skin. You may be suffering from tinea cruris which is fungal infection of the inner thighs and buttocks area. It can be treated by taking four to six weeks of anti fungal treatment which includes tablets along with creams. Do not use soap over that area. Mistreatment with over the counter Steroid containing creams like betamil gm, panderm, quadriderm, hh zole, candid b etc lead to repeated case of recurrence and also side effects due to application. Do not use steroid containing combination creams. Please call me or contact me using online consult option with photos for detailed prescription. Do not delay treatment as it may spread further on your body and also to other people living in the household.
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