can you use antifungal cream for a yeast infection

Does lotrimin antifungal cream have any adverse or dangerous effects on the penis and can I use it for a yeast infection?

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Dr. Michael E. Ein
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No and yes


Lotrimin is very safe. It is used for yeast and fungal infections of the skin.
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Can I use an anti fungal cream if I don't have a yeast infection but want get rid of irritation caused by wearing scented pads?

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If not a yeast-related irritation, then antifungal cream will not be of any benefit. If truly a skin irritation from using scented pads (contact dermatitis), then treatment more likely to be successful with using an over-the-counter steroid cream: e.g. 1% hydrocortisone cream applied twice daily and, of course, good hygiene and eliminating scented pads (the allergen).
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I got a yeast infection after surgery. My doctor gave me anti-fungal cream for my vagina and butt. How close to those areas can I apply the ointment?

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Don't worry.


If the infection is on the mucous membranes (i.e. "inside"), you can apply it to all of those areas, because those creams are designed to be applied there. If the rash is on regular skin surrounding the vagina & anus, you can go right up to the vaginal & anal openings, but not inside, which might cause irritation and itching.
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Prevent recurring yeast infections by taking probiotics or acidophilus supplements.

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Is it possible to cure a male yeast infection with antifungal cream?

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Yes. I usually recommend Lamisil.
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Using antifungal cream (candacort) to treat yeast infection.does this affect my birth controll pill ieffectiveness?

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Dr. Renee S. Harris
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No


Anti fungal medications do not change the effectiveness of the birth control pill
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Take a vitamin supplement that contains B12 or include nutritional yeast in your diet regularly.

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Yeast infection caused by antibiotics has not cleared up even after a month. only using antifungal cream and probiotics but still gastric discomfort?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
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Headdquarters


of yeast infection is in the bowel where it ferments dietary sugar. You need a two month course of Nystatin that kills yeast in the bowel since it is not absorbed. It often grows through the bowel wall and you need a two month course of Fluconazole that IS absorbed. Avoid sugar ----yeast feeds on it.
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I had a yeast infection, had antifungal cream for 2 weeks and took an oral vaginal yeast pill 2 days ago. It looks better but still has inflammation?

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Dr. Wayne W. Ingram
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Get checked


It may not be a yeast infection but another type of vulvar/vaginal issue. Have an GYN MD check you out to see what the problem is for certain.
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Is it possible to use a miconazole cream for yeast infections while wearing the nuvaring?

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Yes


not a problem
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Silver sulfadiazine cream, can it help with yeast infections?

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Why try to use it?


It's a topical (surface) antibacterial cream for use on burns. Why not use when over the counter antifungals like butoconazole, clotrimazole or micinazole are usually very effective.& relatively inexpensive.
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Can empirically treating vaginal yeast infections create resistances to antifungals?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease

Resistance


That potential is always present. What is more disturbing, however, is that you may be using antifungal medication against conditions not really due to yeast infection.
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