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What can be done about a skin rash caused by yeast (candidiasis)?

What can be done about a skin rash caused by yeast (candidiasis)?

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

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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What are the possible causes of a yeast related skin rash in an infant? How long does it take to clear up with an ointment & is it contagious?

What are the possible causes of a yeast related skin rash in an infant? How long does it take to clear up with an ointment & is it contagious?

Part of life: Yeast is around us in the environment & by later infancy at least 5% of the dry weight of poo is yeast. The skin surface is resistant to yeast unless irritated or over hydrated ( like wearing diapers ). The yeast creates a rash when it takes the opportunity of a simple exposure & sets up housekeeping on irritated skin.Improvement with rx occurs within days. ...Read more

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Can you take yeast infection pills for a skin rash?

Can you take yeast infection pills for a skin rash?

If treating candida : There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My son has a yeast related skin rash on his face and leg. Would chlorine from a pool irritate it?

My son has a yeast related skin rash on his face and leg. Would chlorine from a pool irritate it?

Yes: Any chemicals irritate the skin rashes. Best option is to avoid swimming for time being. The more you irritate the skin rash, the longer it takes to cure! ...Read more

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What can I use to help with a skin rash under my sagging stomach, it smells funny and i'm sure it's yeast?

What can I use to help with a skin rash under my sagging stomach, it smells funny and i'm sure it's yeast?

Topical antifungal: Most topical antifungals are adequate for skin yeast infections. However, to be sure that is what you are dealing with you should have clinician look at it. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i'm a man who was prescribed vaginal yeast infection pills for a fungal skin rash. Does this make sense?

Yes: Monistat or a similar antifungal medications can be applied to the area twice a day. If not resolving in a week, advise physician. ...Read more

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33 m married recently.Red colored skin rash on penis head, no itching/irritation.Wife is recently diagnosd with yeast infectn.Hv'nt had unprotected sex?

33 m married recently.Red colored skin rash on penis head, no itching/irritation.Wife is recently diagnosd with yeast infectn.Hv'nt had unprotected sex?

Contact dermatitis: Sometimes lubricant or powder used for any purpose might cause irritation. Just to be sure have your spouse md take a quick look to guide him to right treatments! regards and happy honeymoon ! ...Read more

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