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Old 11-06-2009, 07:07 AM
 
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When I went for my annual physical,my doctor gave me a prescription cream for what she thinks is a fungus on my back. There are a couple of dark spots that itch. The larger of the two also has a crawling sensation inside at times.....especially while I'm on the computer. I've got to use this cream for a few weeks and if it doesn't take care of it,I have to see a dermatologist. I have been doing some research on this and most fungus is on feet,nails,underarms or groin area. Anyone else ever had one or heard of one on your back? If so,what causes it and what can I do to keep it from happening again? I always wash my back good with a back sponge with a long handle. Could that have been my mistake? I'm just really puzzled and hope someone out there can shed some light on this. Thanks.
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Old 11-06-2009, 10:13 AM
 
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Try using something fresh to wash with in the shower every time. Its just a fungus that builds up in your dead skin cells and goes into overgrowth mode. But it seems to transfer from objects like the brush or sheets. (Basically anything that touches your skin)

- Wash all contact items in the hottest water possible + oxyclean
- Switch out the sponge for something you can wash easily (like scrubby mitts)
- Wash body with:Tea Tree Soap or Neem Soap
- Shampoo with: Some sort of dandruff shampoo (I like head and shoulders, no med stink)
- Rinse shampoo/conditioner away from the body (not down your back)
- swab area with clean & clear sal acid formula, Layer Juice Beauty blemish clearing serum
- use medicated gold bond powder on really humid days and bedtime on area
- if you need lotion use olive oil or coconut oil only , the waxes and oils in some lotions seem to make it worse. OO ir CO are both natural antifungals
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Old 11-06-2009, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Oil of oregano is a great fungal fighter, or tea tree oil. Just rub it into your skin after washing.

Both can be found in a health food store.
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Old 11-09-2009, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Boise, ID
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The best natural fungus fighter that I have found is colloidal silver. If you can find the clear, electro-colloidal form that is best topically. Spray some on the affected area or drop some on the skin and rub it around. I have gotten rid of terrible cases of athletes foot in just a few days with colloidal silver (and the fungus didn't come back for quite a while).

If you can't find the electro-colloidal type at a health food store then the brown, mild silver protein form will work too. It is not quite as effective and will stain your clothes though.
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Old 11-09-2009, 10:51 PM
 
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I have a friend that has fungus on his body. He was a DIVER
any chance you do alot of diving?
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Old 11-10-2009, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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Try taking the supplement L-Lysine (500 mg). I took one capsule two times a day and I think it helped when I had tinnea on my back. Mine was supposedly caused by having pets.
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Old 11-10-2009, 06:49 AM
 
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I have a friend that has fungus on his body. He was a DIVER
any chance you do alot of diving?
No,I have never did any diving,but thanks for taking the time to offer a possibility. Thanks to everyone who have offered suggestions.
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Old 11-13-2009, 06:32 AM
 
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A friend of mine suggested peroxide. They used it for fungus on their foot and it got rid of it totally. Any thoughts or experience with that home remedy?
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Old 11-13-2009, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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I was going to suggest exposing your back to unfiltered sunshine.
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Old 11-13-2009, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Perhaps you have Tinea versicolor ? It's a chronic fungal infection. Google it. Lots of pics online and the Mayo Clinic site explains it pretty well. Nothing like athlete's foot, etc.
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