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dr said i had a small yeast infection in belly button i used the cream but its brown can that be from the steam or suger how do i clean it anxious?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Use a q-tip w soap: Clean several ted a day with a q- tipamd soap. These infections temporarily discolor the skin sometimes. It took me six weeks to get over one after trying anti fungal powder with no success, and then using an oral fungicidal drug for two weeks. I tried powder and they did not help. A zinc skin protection ointment finally helped. Good luck to you. It will clear, but it definitely takes time patienc.
Answered on Aug 26, 2013

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