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Must fungi infection be reLated to AIDs or HIv

Feb 14, 2006

Is fungi infection which causes genital itches and inflamation provoked by immuno supression? What anti-fungal drug can better treat this inflammed portion?

Response from Dr. Horwath

Immunosuppression (like that caused by HIV) causes an increased vulnerability to various fungal infections. However, some parts of the body are common areas for fungal infections of the skin because of sweating and moisture. This can include the groin, genital area, feet, etc. These types of fungal infection can occur in people with healthy immune systems and often respond to over-the-counter antifungal creams. However, if the problem is severe or more extensive, then a medical evaluation to find the cause should be done.

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