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14 Jan 2010

fungal infection
I have a fungal infection on my underarm causing a foul smell.My doctor once suggested I do a skin test to detect the exact kind of fungi on the skin as I have tried different kind of antibiotics and untifungal creams without any success.Is it possible for me to go to laborotories for these test .And where would you suggest i go to. Kind regards.
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CyberDoc
cyberdoc

01 Jan 0001

Hallo Zorro
You can go to any laboratory (Ampath/Lancet/Du Buisson) in your area and ask that they do a swab of the area and send it for MCS. (microscopy, culture, sensitivity)
Dr Bets
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