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What's to be done about breast yeast infection?

What's to be done about breast yeast infection?

Clean, dry + Rx: Keep the area under breasts clean & dry. You can apply otc products per the manufacturers directions. Over- the – counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, (tioconazole) gynazole, femcare, gyne-lotrimin& mycelex. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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I'm pretty sure I have a breast yeast infection. What can I do to fix this ? What over-the-counter products ?

I'm pretty sure I have a breast yeast infection. What can I do to fix this ? What over-the-counter products ?

Anti fungal : Why do you think it's a yeast infection? If it is, most anti fungal creams and sprays will work. However there are many things which can cause itching redness and skin changes. You should see your doc. ...Read more

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I'm 5 weeks postpartum and breastfeeding. I have a vaginal and breast yeast infection. How should i treat it?

Diflucan (fluconazole): Ask your ostetrician for medication that should treat both breast and vaginal yeast infections. It should only require 1 or2 tablets without any side effects to your infant. ...Read more

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Ok to use gold bond no mess powder spray on thighs/near privates and under breasts for preventing yeast infections? Nothing else keeps me dry so far.

Ok to use gold bond no mess powder spray on thighs/near privates and under breasts for preventing yeast infections? Nothing else keeps me dry so far.

Gold bond: Gold bond is a great product, but yeast infections are infections. Best to use gold bond if it seems to help and you like it, but keep an anti fungal cream accessible when it becomes necessary. ...Read more

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Will an antibiotic yeast infection under breasts clear up without medicine?

Will an antibiotic yeast infection under breasts clear up without medicine?

It may not as that: crease or fold the breast creates in your skin is conducive to yeast infections... use baby powder to dry up the area, with some Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) cream as a barrier. That should do the trick. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Navel yeast infection. How can I treat it? How can it be avoided. Am overweight. :( get lots of yeast infections under breasts, female parts. :(

Navel yeast infection. How can I treat it? How can it be avoided. Am overweight. :( get lots of yeast infections under breasts, female parts. :(

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.. ...Read more

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I'm really itchy under my breasts and on the top of my thighs. Can I have yeast infection under my breasts but can that spread to only my thighs?

I'm really itchy under my breasts and on the top of my thighs. Can I have yeast infection under my breasts but can that spread to only my thighs?

Yes and yes.: Ringworm or candida infections can be spread from one place to another, if those places stay warm/ moist/ airtight. Dry skin or bacterial suprainfections can do the same thing. I would consider using miconazole or monistat cream in the folds under your breasts until the itching is gone. Then use a desiccant cream like Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) to keep the area dry so the yeast won't grow back. ...Read more

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I have chronic subcutaneous cysts under both breasts each time cyst comes and pops a yeast infection follows any suggestions? have had surgery in past

Diabetes?: Whenever my patients have recurrent yeast infections anywhere I worry they may have diabetes that's not diagnosed or diabetes that's not under control. Please get checked ...Read more

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Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more