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Athlete's foot - when is it time to see a doctor?

I've had athlete's foot for 5-6 months now, but I didn't recognize and start treating it until more recently. I've tried multiple treatments for the last several weeks, and while some symptoms have improved, the infection seems like it's still spreading. How long can athlete's foot take to heal when a treatment is actually working? When should I conclude that my OTC treatments are not working and it's time to see a doctor? [more inside]
posted by st elmo's fire on Sep 19, 2016 - 18 answers

Is this old 2nd hand Harmonica hygienic to use?

Harmonica hygiene filter: A few years ago I was given a beautiful Hohner Chromonica 280C. Stories of fungus buildup in reeds (and later becoming aware of certain facts about previous owners) led to doubts which always prevented me from using it. So, how hygienic is it actually? [more inside]
posted by yoHighness on May 7, 2016 - 6 answers

Toenail fungus help and athletes foot

Anyone tried vinegar soaks for foot fungus? Does it help? I do t know what to do anymore for foot fungus. What helped you? I heard about vinegar, baking soda, listenine and Vicks.
posted by barexamfreak on Apr 10, 2016 - 17 answers

Will covering myself in bacteria keep me safe from fungus?

I have some chronic patches of ringworm and seem to get new patches very easily. I have been treated multiple times by doctors with creams and one six-week course of oral antifungals. I wrestle, play in the dirt, and pet dogs, so I will continue to get exposed. Will ammonia oxidizing bacteria help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 15, 2016 - 6 answers

Inner ear/fungal infection/Candida diet

I have a chronic inner ear fungal infection which was diagnosed 10 years ago and have a couple questions about diet. [more inside]
posted by falsedmitri on Nov 24, 2015 - 7 answers

Identify the fungus

What is this fungus? [more inside]
posted by hexatron on Aug 24, 2015 - 15 answers

What is this freaky fungus / spider nest / cat vomit?

Two potted plants in my yard just came down with a freaky ... fungus? Cat vomit? Spider nest? It's a crust about 1-2" thick. It was on the top of one plant pot and around the base of another. Pictures (and a spider-related joke) inside. [more inside]
posted by ruff on Feb 5, 2015 - 10 answers

UK fungus ID groups/materials?

I'm looking for a UK-oriented fungus identification online group or guide or website or book or Android app. Recommendations based on personal experience are most welcome. Poking around online has led me to a few places, like Mycokey, but either the varieties aren't listed or I'm just rubbish at describing what I've found. [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Nov 16, 2014 - 1 answer

morel issue

What can I do with common and grey morels?
posted by the man of twists and turns on Jun 21, 2014 - 9 answers

Can I plant this moldy/fungusy rose bush?

Just unwrapped my recently delivered William Baffin rose, to discover a lot of clumpy white and green mould or fungus all over the roots. This is the first rose I've planted, so I have no idea if this is normal (nitrogen nodules?) or if it is, as my instincts say, a very unhealthy thing (kill it with fire). [more inside]
posted by L'Estrange Fruit on May 30, 2014 - 4 answers

Instructions on the care of a domesticated fairy ring.

My family's been living in this house for about ten years, and early on I noticed we had a fairy ring on the property. When our kids were little, they loved the fairy ring and asked me to mow around it, which I've done for the past six or seven years. This year I noticed that it seemed to expand. Since I don't cut it, there's a circle of longer grass from last year inside of where the fairy ring showed up this spring, as if the ring grew a little bit larger. I also noticed a smaller fairy ring, about a quarter of the size, seemed to be growing about fifteen yards away. I guess what I'm wondering is, by not mowing over the fairy ring, are we helping it get bigger, maybe even spawning baby fairy rings? What do you know about the care, feeding, and life cycle of the domesticated fairy ring? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on May 12, 2014 - 6 answers

Fungal toenail infection

I have toenail infection and I feel my feet also have a bad smell. I am seeing tommorow a podiatrist but I am reluctant to accept antiviral treatment cause it affects the liver. What is your experience? Did you remove the nail?
posted by barexamfreak on Oct 15, 2013 - 23 answers

Am I a crazy hypochondriac or just a careful person?

Last night I consumed some Marijuana, which upon further inspection, seems to be rather moldy. After researching the types of mold that it could be, and the effects of that mold, I am rather worried that I may have given myself a rather dangerous fungal infection. I do not have health insurance. I need to try to figure out what to do, please help! Anyone who knows about medicine or fungi would be especially appreciated! [more inside]
posted by ejfox on Oct 7, 2013 - 17 answers

Cave moths with creepy fungus

My brother and I explored an old mine and found these moths with white spiky protrusions lining the walls. At first I thought they were some kind of extending water-gathering device (they are covered in condensed drops), but then I realized that these moths were all dead. The place was a veritable mautholeum. The stuff now appears to me to be some kind of fungus — could it be the dreaded Cordyceps in our back yard? Or is it something less exotic?
posted by BlackLeotardFront on Aug 8, 2013 - 5 answers

Fungus ID!

Found behind some shingles while new insulation was being installed. This is very near the dryer outlet, which had partly fallen back and so wasn't venting quite as well at it should. So the theory is that this is due to heat/moisture from the dryer. Also seems to only be on the surface. Is it anything to worry about? We have Exhibit A and Exhibit B. It's white/white-ish and very fibrous.
posted by curious nu on Jul 11, 2013 - 12 answers

Do I have foot fungus?

Warning, question not for the faint of heart: My big toenails are yellowing with some gross gunk under my nails. Is it fungus? [more inside]
posted by ancient star on May 25, 2013 - 12 answers

Two plant growth oddities to ID (mold, fungus?) - Eastern Massachusetts

I'm trying to identify two separate growths I'm unfamiliar with, just for curiosity's sake. The first is a tight, cauliflower-like dome found on the base of a cut tree trunk. The second formed tiny red "spears" on a weed leaf. Pics within. [more inside]
posted by cocoagirl on May 13, 2013 - 6 answers

The Case of the Invisible Lice

What in the world could be causing itchy scalp and neck for three members of the same family... but isn't lice? [more inside]
posted by Andrhia on May 11, 2013 - 28 answers

Massive Mold Mishap

My little brother had a jellow wrestling party in his basement with his college friends. It was a great success. However, they (he and his three roommates) left a large kiddie pool full of jello in his warm, wet, dark basement three weeks ago. Now there is giant kiddie pool full of mold in his basement. Much of the floor is also covered in mold. It's....very scary and smelly. How best to clean up? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 11, 2013 - 19 answers

Fungus on tomato leaf: cause or effect?

Tomato Disease Filter: what is this fungus looking stuff on my tomato plants? Can I save the plants or does this call for scorched earth tactics in order to protect the rest of the garden? [more inside]
posted by Hairy Lobster on Nov 12, 2012 - 7 answers

What kind of fungus is this?

Fungusfilter. My parents cut down a tree several years ago and had the stump ground up. About 2 years ago, this red fungus started growing up through the grass. It starts off as a beige foam and then solidifies and turns into a rubbery red color. It grows around the grass before solidifying. I thought it might be reishi but that just doesn't seem right. Here is an image. Thanks all.
posted by crios on Oct 21, 2012 - 7 answers

Slide projector lens fungus worries

I have a working slide projector, Lens A with the proper plastic-only screw-on attachment but with lens fungus, and Lens B without fungus but with no attachment to connect to the projector. Can I do anything to clean the attachment from Lens A and put it on Lens B without worrying about spreading the fungus? [more inside]
posted by stleric on Sep 30, 2012 - 2 answers

snakeplant help please

My snake plant is dying, and growing some kind of fungus. The leaves were coming out, one by one, looking like this: I thought I was overwatering, until I turned the whole plant around, and saw this: ; I assume these are related to each other, but what is it, and what should I do? I'm guessing that just digging out the whatever-it-is won't be enough.
posted by uans on Aug 26, 2012 - 8 answers

I was scared I'd actually get Fire Power. I wouldn't know what to do with that kind of superiority.

Was I hallucinating? When I was a little kid in Army housing in Bamberg, Germany I saw a "Fire Flower" while I was out playing. Any help would be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by TooFewShoes on Jun 23, 2012 - 14 answers

What is killing my lemon tree, and how to cure?

Help me save my lemon tree. It's got tiny black spots on both sides of its leaves, and small beige bumps on the undersides. It's been spreading for about a month, but I'm finally noticing that it's actually harming the plant and killing the leaves. Badly damaged leaf: top, bottom, top close, bottom close. Early-stage leaf: top, bottom. Barely-affected leaf: top, bottom, bottom close. [more inside]
posted by breath on Jun 20, 2012 - 15 answers

fuzz on jade trees

My Jade plants have some white fuzz on them and some small fuzzy bug-looking things. picture The bug looking things don't move though. Anyone know what is happening?
posted by yticmic on Feb 5, 2012 - 5 answers

Suddenly Spotting

What is afflicting my ornamental trees? [more inside]
posted by dozo on Jan 29, 2012 - 4 answers

Mold? Mildew? Fungus? Pod Person?

Name That Infestation-Filter! What's growing on my in-laws' wall? [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Jan 23, 2012 - 5 answers

What is this plant of fungus?

What is this plant or fungus found in the Catskills of NY? [more inside]
posted by bdc34 on Jan 18, 2012 - 2 answers

Best Reishi?

Best reishi (ganoderma lucidum, mycomedicinal)? [more inside]
posted by telstar on Jan 10, 2012 - 1 answer

Embarrassing underarm problem.

I have a problem: persistent underarm fungus. Help me be fungus-free! [more inside]
posted by sucre on Oct 24, 2011 - 24 answers

Keeping Things Low and Dry

Once we get rid of all the mold, what's the best way to moisture-proof our crawlspace? [more inside]
posted by Andrhia on Sep 18, 2011 - 2 answers

40 lbs of Juicy Fruit Stink

I recently bought an enormous jackfruit (40lb) which needs a few days of ripening (the price was right). It has a few small mold spots. What can I do to slow down the mold while it's ripening so it doesn't go bad, while still leaving it edible? [more inside]
posted by benzenedream on Jul 11, 2011 - 9 answers

How do I proceed post nail fungus?

GrossFilter: My nail fungus is almost cured. Yay! Now, should I toss my socks/shoes/nail polish? [more inside]
posted by R a c h e l on May 29, 2011 - 12 answers

Periodic symptoms

Every 3-4 months I get a scratchy throat, swollen tonsils, and mild postnasal drip which lasts about five days. Is this possibly due to mold in my damp, poorly ventilated apartment? [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Mar 28, 2011 - 11 answers

Disinfecting stinky leather without damaging it beyond use?

My all-leather combat boots stink. Probably colonized by fungus. Looking to disinfect and wash without murdering the old, already mildly damaged leather. [more inside]
posted by wires on Mar 27, 2011 - 6 answers

[fungusfilter] another unidentified fungus, this one with shiny translucent beads

Any idea what this fungus is? Found in northwestern PA.
posted by buttercup on Dec 30, 2010 - 12 answers

Which antibiotics will kill bacteria but allow yeast to grow?

Is there a broad spectrum antibiotic that will kill / slow down most bacteria, but will not affect yeast at all? [more inside]
posted by Peter Petridish on Dec 20, 2010 - 13 answers

What is Squishy Honey?

There's a fuzzy blob in my fridge! We named her Squishy Honey. What is she? [more inside]
posted by Kateruba on Dec 18, 2010 - 9 answers

Help identify this fungus growing in & near our bathroom?

Bathroom Fungus/Mold Identification: Can you tell me what these little yellow tubes are? [more inside]
posted by Zephyrial on Aug 30, 2010 - 5 answers

Identify Creepy Thread-like Fungus

Can anyone identify this thread-like fungus? It seems to be coming from a plant in, but it migrates. I'm finding them on my couch, my desk chair (fabric covered), even on the shower curtain in the bathroom. I am prepared to toss the plant if no remedy is found but I'm more interested right now in finding out what it is... Here are photos of the home-invaders Help!
posted by Berry on Jul 26, 2010 - 5 answers

Compost or cleanse it with fire?

Oh god what is this? [more inside]
posted by saturnine on Jul 7, 2010 - 5 answers

Time to play: What's the fungus among us?

Mushroom filter: I have these odd fungi growing in my back yard and am curious what they are. [more inside]
posted by cuddles.mcsnuggy on Jul 4, 2010 - 8 answers


Any thoughts on what this is that I found growing on the carpet in my apartment? [more inside]
posted by greatleap on Jul 1, 2010 - 7 answers

Tell me what's killing my plant!

Can anyone identify these beasties that have killed my hydrangea? [more inside]
posted by torticat on Jun 12, 2010 - 8 answers

Camera fungus problem

How do I retard the fungal growth in my camera lens? [more inside]
posted by sodium lights the horizon on Jun 1, 2010 - 7 answers

Name That Plant!

What fungus/mushroom/something is growing in this mulch? (link inside) [more inside]
posted by kraigory on May 25, 2010 - 6 answers

The Fungus Blob versus the Weeping Fig

I replanted my indoor ficus benjimana/weeping fig about two weeks ago, putting it into a much larger pot, and using some Home Depot gardening soil. A few days ago, a thin-foam-like, white substance appeared over portions of the soil. Today, I notice I have large, blobby, mushy, fungus-looking things growing on the top of the soil. The tree, however, looks fine. What is this gross stuff, and should I do anything about it? [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on May 23, 2010 - 10 answers

Is this peach leaf curl?

Do my plum-nectarine trees [flckr] have peach leaf curl? [more inside]
posted by morganw on May 21, 2010 - 6 answers

What can I expect now that mold has been discovered in my apartment?

What can I expect now that mold has been discovered in my apartment? [more inside]
posted by semp on Oct 11, 2009 - 7 answers

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