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Candacort For Male Yeast Infection
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
I'm using Gyne Lotrimin 7 for a yeast infection plus diflucan (fluconazole). Will this help cure my vaginal yeast infection?
Yes: but only one of the 2 treatments is needed ...Read more
Ketoconazole: Ketoconazole cream is an antifungal agent that works against yeast. Clobetasol is a strong steroid that will supress inflammation and make it seem better but it will not kill the yeast, just hide it. Also clobetasol is extremely strong for the penis. It will cause skin atropy. ...Read more
No!: Topical corticosteroids inhibit cellular immunity, just exactly the wrong thing for yeast, because it thereby promotes yeast growth, even though its antimflamatory properties make you feel better. Treat yeast with an antifungal after a certain diagnosis has been achieved at your doc's office. ...Read more
Yes but...: 1st, why do you think it's yeast? 2nd, where is it? 3rd, does he have any other medical issues that have to be addressed together? Perianal/rectal itching may not be yeast. It's best to get an exam with KOH slide. He can tolerate the topical vaginal cream (similar formulation for jock itch/tinea cruris) over all genitals. He could try suppository in rectum at own (low) risk of mucosal irritation. ...Read more
See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
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