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Treatment for fungal infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi,Last week I finnished taking antibiotics (doxycycline) and I noticed red spot on my penis glans. I didn't pay atention and went for holiday. At the holiday destinastion this spot turned into fully blown yeast infection on my penis. TOday I notcied I have symptoms of yeast infection on several more parts of my body (UNERARMS, buttocks, tongue). Is it normal to have yeast infection at more places at the sasme time? I will be back from holiday on TUesday. is it enough to wait till tuesday or should I seek help in my holiday destination?
Doctor :   Hello.
User :   Hi : )
Doctor :   Let me read your query.
Doctor :   Is this the first time you are having this symptom?
User :   sorry it is bit messy I can write it again if you want, I am just bit scarted now, I read about systematic yeast infection...
User :   yes it is the first time...
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   maybe this may be influenced by fact that I didn't sleep properly for last two days so my imune system is weakr...
Doctor :   For how many days did you take the antibiotic?
User :   10 days
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   I noticed first red spot about five days into antibiotics, but I did';tthnk it was anything important...
Doctor :   Was it the only course of antibiotic?
User :   no I also tok one day dose of azytromcin...
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   excess use of
Antibiotic can also lead to fungal infection.
User :   ok, but is it normal to have fungal infection on more than one part of body at the same time? I have symptoms at penis, tongue, underarm, buttocks...and I had stomch problem today too...
User :   my question is can this wait until I come home or do I ned to find urgent remedy...
Doctor :   Do you have any other symptoms like fever, cough, etc?
User :   no nothing like that, but I was extremely weak today...I thoguht it may be because I didn't sleep properly last night...
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   It would be better to seek medical attention as soon as possible.
User :   do you think it can wait till morning or should I go now? It is almost midnight here...
Doctor :   If you don't have any serious discomfort.
Doctor :   You can wait till morning.
User :   I am feeling all roight apart from upsetstomach...but I am scared because of having four outbreak spots at the same time...
Doctor :   It can happen on over use of antibiotic.
User :   none of the outbreaks seems to be serious, but I am scared that infection may be also spread inside my body??
Doctor :   Give me your age?
User :   31
Doctor :   Do you have any past history of diabetes?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   also what sort of medication I can get for this and how fast it can start working?
Doctor :   Are you on any immune suppressive medication?
User :   no...
Doctor :   You will require anti fugal medication.
User :   how fast it can work?
Doctor :   within 1 to 2 days you will notice
Doctor :   decrease in symptoms .
User :   do you think thisis life threatening situation?
User :   I am really sorry, but I really freaked out...
Doctor :   Systemic fungal infection can be life threatening.
Doctor :   But you need to stay calm.
User :   can this be systemic fungal infection?
Doctor :   Doesn't look like.
User :   how would it look if it was?
User :   if there are any inside body outbreaks right now will the medication heal them if I start tomorrow?
Doctor :   Watch out for symptom like fever, cough,
Doctor :   painful joints
Doctor :   muscle aches
User :   ok, thank you doctor.
Doctor :   headaches including migraines
Doctor :   Is there any thing else i can help you with?
User :   anyway, have youy ever seen somebody to have ungal infection on more than one part of body at the same time?
User :   I am just really curious. I am afraifd I will ot get proper sleep tonight either...
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   oh ok, thank you
User :   that's all. thanks for your time.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting healthcaremagic.
Doctor :   bye for now.
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