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    MountainMist posted:
    I have had a fungal infection on my hands for over 2 years now. My doctor prescribed 2 tubes of ointment for it, saying one should be enough, the second was just in case. I used both tubes as directed and it didn't get rid of the infection. Right now I am keeping it at bay with a mixture of tea tree oil and almond oil. It helps to keep it from spreading and getting extremely red, painful, and from peeling, but I can't get rid of the infection. I have also you used pretty much every over the counter anti-fungal treatment there is. It just won't go away. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!! What do I do???
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    Mohiba K Tareen, MD responded:
    A fungal infection should typically not persist so long. I would suggest that your doc does a biopsy or fungal culture to determine that it is indeed a fungal infection. Occasionally, very deep fungal infections may require oral treatment.

    I hope that helps
    Dr. Mohiba Tareen
    Tareen Dermatology, Roseville, Minn
    Castle Connoly's America's Top Cosmetic Dermatologists
    Adjunct Assistant Professor Univ of MN Dept of Dermatology
    www.TareenDermatology.com
     
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    MountainMist replied to Mohiba K Tareen, MD's response:
    They scraped Off Some Of The Skin Cells And Checked Them Under A Microscope And Confirmed That It Is Indeed A Fungal Infection. Besides The Two Tubes Of Ointment They Prescribed An Oral Medication As Well. The Oral Meds Got Rid Of The Fungu On My Nail, But Didn't Have Any Effect On The Skin Infection.
     
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    Mohiba K Tareen, MD replied to MountainMist's response:
    Do you think you could have a fungal infection of the nail, but a different condition of the skin? Oral anti-fungals are actually MORE quickly effective on skin infections than nail infections (nails take longer to respond).
    Dr. Mohiba Tareen
    Tareen Dermatology, Roseville, Minn
    Castle Connoly's America's Top Cosmetic Dermatologists
    Adjunct Assistant Professor Univ of MN Dept of Dermatology
    www.TareenDermatology.com


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