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Why can't antiseptics and other chemicals be used against fungal Infections?

Fungal infections in humans are generally cutaneous and not lethal Mammals are highly resistant to systemic fungal diseases. Whereas dermatophyte-associated diseases are common, these are seldom life ...
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Does treatment with one triazole give resistance to all other triazoles?

Let's say a patient is treated with a triazole (e.g. Itraconazole) for an oral thrush infection and the fungus acquires resistance to it, then is that resistance against other triazoles too (e.g. ...
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Why is Mannose elevated in people with candida infections?

I recently read a study (Monson & Wilkinson, 1981) that said mannose in body fluids can be an indicator of an invasive candida infection and I was wondering why mannose would be elevated, is it an ...
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Is there any known correlation between stomach worms and fungal skin infections?

Is there any literature which points to correlation between worm infestation of the intestines and fungal infection of the skin? The possible mechanism being the stomach worms disrupting natural ...
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Why is Candida Albicans not regarded as an STI if it can be passed back and forth during intercourse?

From sources such as here the consensus seems to be that Candida Albicans is not an STI, but can be "passed back and forth" if engaging in intercourse with the same partner. So, why would ...
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Is there any infection that targets/found in specifically the nape of the neck?

Is there any infection(s) of the nape caused by a foreign body (bacterial, viral, fungal, etc)? I mean a foreign body infection found or originating primarily or solely in the nape. I know some ENT ...
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Role of low carbohydrate diet and urine alkalinization, in treatment of fungal chronic prostatitis

Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome: the role of an antifungal regimen: MATERIAL AND METHODS: We included 1,000 consecutive patients. The inclusion criteria included failure of ...
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In sepsis what therapies are used to reduce the over-reaction of the immune system?

Sepsis is initiated by infection (usually bacteria or fungi) but the main symptoms arise from over-reaction to the infection by our immune system leading to inappropriate levels of inflammation and ...
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How can I obtain "activated oxygen bleach"? I hear that it can help people to disinfect their laundry.​

Background Another thread discusses how to disinfect laundry. This may be useful if someone in the home has a fungal infection (e.g. athlete's foot) or if it's full of feces or vomit or blood. An ...
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Why is Lamisil Once (terbinafine film-forming solution) marketed for athlete's foot, but not for jock itch or ringworm?

Lamisil Once (terbinafine film-forming solution) is an over-the-counter antifungal medication. It's sold only in certain countries, such as Britain and Australia. You apply it once. It starts working ...
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What mechanisms of action plausibly explain the correlation between SIBO and a CRC? [closed]

Doctors who treat gut conditions have found that Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO) and Candida-Related-Complexes (CRC) often occur in the same people, but as far as I am aware, which, if ...
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Fructose from the Seminal Vesicles

I have been contemplating how chronic gut-originating infestations such as Candida overgrowth and Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO) link to symptoms in the male reproductive system, i.e., ...
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How does variance in pH affect Candida Albicans?

This is a topic on which I have observed similar arguments lead to precisely opposite conclusions. Some people (health professionals/enthusiasts) claim that Candida Albicans (and similar species) ...
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Orthotic inserts + athletes foot

With athletes foot, it's important to keep the feet dry. However, when wearing sandals, I can't use the "super feet" orthotic inserts that keep my feet from developing pain issues when I walk. I ...
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Does a fungal infection transmit in swimming pools?

I've contracted a fungal infection on my nails. My doctor told me not to swim in swimming pools but in the ocean/lake, because swimming pools would make the infection worse and it could transmit to ...
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