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A 32-year-old female asked:

navel yeast infection. how can i treat it? how can it be avoided. am overweight. :( get lots of yeast infections under breasts, female parts. :(

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Anti-yeast cream: Yeast in the naval area = ringworm...But make sure you have the correct diagnosis. Topical antifungal creams are often adquate, but severe cases may require oral medication. Keep areas clean and dry to minimize recurrence..
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Dry those areas with a hair dryer after showers or baths - this will speed cure while using meds noted above. Then continue to dry with a hair dryer from then on, and recurrences will be far reduced.
Feb 24, 2012
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Dr. Bac Nguyen commented
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Provided original answer
Excellent tip, Dr. Higginbotham
Feb 24, 2012

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