bad fungal infection on hands/arms anyone?

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   Posted 9/13/2009 4:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry, this is a repost.  forgot a subject name on last one.
Has anyone gotten a fungal infection on your hands?
Ive been using Nizoral cream now for 8 days.  It's getting worse.  Extremely itchy and stinging. It's red and blistering.  I'm almost wondering if its herpes and not fungal? 
 I had an Immune Panel with my blood work 2 weeks ago and still waiting for results.  I'm assuming my immune system has completely tanked, which is allowing the infection on my hands/wrists.
anyone gone through this?
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   Posted 9/13/2009 4:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi LupnerRN!

I've been thinking about you lately since it's been awhile since we saw each other at the lyme conference in San Ramon. Are you still seeing the same doc or did you switch? We are still doing the drive up to the bay area almost every week. Can't say we are much better though. We keep hoping.

Have you tried using Lamisil cream? I like it. Maybe it would help. You might need to take an oral prescrip. if the infection is getting out of hand. There are natural things like tea tree oil, but I don't know what form is OK to put directly on the skin. There is a product called Yeast Defense by Nutrition NOW that helps with yeast but I'm not sure it would help with other types of fungi. Amazon AF is another natural antifungal but we did not find it helpful. Our llmd has recommended it in the past. It might only be available through professionals though.

I think grapefruit seed extract is supposed to be for lots of infections, but I don't know what type or how much to take. Hopefully, someone else here will know what to do.

Did you ask your doc? What was her suggestion? So sorry to hear you are suffering with this. Send me an email and let me know how you're doing.

Take care, bablymers mom

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   Posted 9/13/2009 6:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lupren!
I have had the 'fun' of living with a fungal infection popping it's little head into my life off & on for a while now.

I finally had had it (and it started showing up on my upper arms & chest) & asked my gp to help & he prescribed an anti-fungal called Econazole Nitrate 1%. So far it has helped out a lot.
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