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I have a rash on the corona of my penis and the head. I've been treating as a yeast infection I was just wondering what arevthe signs of the treatment working?

I have a rash on the corona of my penis and the head. I've been treating as a yeast infection I was just wondering what arevthe signs of the treatment working?

Rash goes away.: If the medicine works, the rash will go away, usually within 10 days. If you have not seen any improvement after three to five days, get seen by a doctor to be sure you do have a fungal infection. There are other causes of rashes besides yeast. If you have had unprotected sex, get checked for std's. Also, avoid scented products and harsh soaps/detergents/fabric softeners. Don't over-scrub. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

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


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I have a rash on the head and around the rim of my penis. No itch. No skin raised. Mild soreness. I think it might be a yeast infection? Treatment?

I have a rash on the head and around the rim of my penis. No itch. No skin raised. Mild soreness. I think it might be a yeast infection? Treatment?

See a doctor: Genital skin problems are quite common and there are too many possibilities to make even an educated guess. No STD is a likely cause of such a rash, but that's about all that can be said. See a doctor -- and avoid any self treatment before you are seen, which could make diagnosis more difficult. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for infant candida rash?

What is the best treatment for infant candida rash?

Micatin, (miconazole)lotrimin: Mkcatin or lotrimin (clotrimazole) will work on candida. To prevent recurrences clean area with dilute vinegar solution- teaspoon of vinegar in 8 ounces of water. ...Read more

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I had a red, dry, itchy rash on my thigh for 2 weeks that kept getting bigger because I scratched. It stopped itching and turned purple the day I applied fluconazole left-over from vaginal candida treatment. So, was my thigh rash from candida?

I had a red, dry, itchy rash on my thigh for 2 weeks that kept getting bigger because I scratched. It stopped itching and turned purple the day I applied fluconazole left-over from vaginal candida treatment. So, was my thigh rash from candida?

Did it improve?: It is never a good idea to use prescription medication for uses other than for what it was prescribed. That being said the question here is did your rash improve after applying the anti fungal cream? If so then most likely this was a fungal infection. If not improved consider a virtual visit with an image of the area attached and a Healthtap doctor can help you now. ...Read more

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I have a rash under my arms, beside each breast. As I'm having candida overgrowth issues, I wonder if they could be linked. Or is it just dry skin?

I have a rash under my arms, beside each breast. As I'm having candida overgrowth issues, I wonder if they could be linked. Or is it just dry skin?

Possible: Candida likes warm, moist areas. If you feel that yeast is "out of control" you might want to discuss this with your doctor to find out if there is an underlying reason why. ...Read more

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I have had a thrush like rash around my anus for three months tried discontinuing the use of soap, 1 solid week if oral. Yeast. 1day treatment. Med?

I have had a thrush like rash around my anus for three months tried discontinuing the use of soap, 1 solid week if oral. Yeast. 1day treatment. Med?

Cannot diagnose: Without being able to see this rash it is impossible to accurately diagnose it. Suggest you show this to a doctor and get treated appropriately. If it is candida and unresponsive to standard therapy you may want to check both your immune status and hiv. Good luck. ...Read more

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Persistent yeast infection unresponsive to one time doses of fluconazole and itraconazole. Now have rash on perineum. Do I need a longer treatment?

Resistant yeast: Some yeast strains are resistant to all the "azole" drugs, and more prolonged treatment won't help. These infections need treatment with other drugs like nystatin, flucytosine, or other drugs. Your diagnosis needs to be confirmed by a doctor who understands resistant yeast; follow his or her advice on treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Doctor has diagnosed me with an anal yeast infection. She said I have a slight rash. Told me to use daktacort cream. Any other treatment to recommend?

Doctor has diagnosed me with an anal yeast infection. She said I have a slight rash. Told me to use daktacort cream. Any other treatment to recommend?

Try it: Daktacort is an appropriate medication, give it a try. What makes you seek other treatment without trying the one recommended by your doctor? If you are having anal sex, you may wish to abstain from that.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more

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My ten month old has yeast diaper rash and its resistant to nystatin. What otc can I use? Pediatrician said nystatin is only line of treatment in baby?

My ten month old has yeast diaper rash and its resistant to nystatin. What otc can I use? Pediatrician said nystatin is only line of treatment in baby?

Fungal diaper rash: It is important to be certain that you are dealing with yeast infection, there are other anti fungal topical agents that can be used. I can take a look at the uploaded picture in the consult room and advise further. In the meantime maintain diaper care and strict hand washing to prevent a transfer of the infection to the mouth. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex and my vagina got itchy I did a 1 say yeast infection treatment and it swelled hugely now it is red and looks like a rash. STD?

I had unprotected sex and my vagina got itchy I did a 1 say yeast infection treatment and it swelled hugely now it is red and looks like a rash. STD?

Vaginal itch: It could be an STD or it could be a reaction to the topical yeast medication. I would definitely see your doctor and have her look at it, you will likely need a swab to rule out STD. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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


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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more