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is fluocinonide ointment safe to use for a yeast infection? any answer appreciated.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Fluocinonide: gel is a topical corticosteroid. Yeast infections are best treated with antifungal medications.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Is fluocinonide ointment a safe treatment for a yeast infection?

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Dr. Jennifer Frank
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Not really: It's not "unsafe" but it is not going to treat the infection. It may provide some relief of the irritation and itching but should be used with caution as this is a potent steroid.

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