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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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I have a candida infection between my buttocks. Trying prescrip cream. I also have itching all over my body with no rash. Could this also be due to candida or something else?

See PCP.: I see you are using Imuran ( azathioprine) for crohn's disease which can cause unexplained itching. Candidiasis is usually a superinfection caused by lowered immune system. You need to go back to your pcp for a possible systemic antifungal and perhaps a script for the itching. ...Read more

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Is candidiasis easily treated?

Depends on cause: Candidiasis usually does not occur in normal individuals and may be a signal of immune deficiency. It also depends on where the candida infection is in the body. There different implication for candida in the vagina vs. Esophagus. Treatment will depend on the underlying disorder and location. ...Read more

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Describe the features of candidiasis.?

Yeast infection: Vaginal candidiasis usually presents with clumpy white vaginal discharge and extreme vaginal itching. It is also associated with painful intercourse. A vaginal yeast infection can occur with no particular reason, but does frequently show up after taking antibiotics for an unrelated infection. ...Read more

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What is oral candidiasis?

What is oral candidiasis?

Fungus in the mouth: The layman term is yeast-infection or thrush. It is a fungal infection (candida albicans) which is quite common infants and can be easily treated by med such as nystatin. In adult, this can happen following antibiotic treatment, oral steroid use as in those for asthma/copd etc...But should be considering immunocompromised states such as hiv/cancer etc..As risk factors. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Medication for vaginal candidiasis?

Medication for vaginal candidiasis?

Antifungal: Some common vaginal antifungals are: miconazole, clotrimazoloe, butocanazole, terconazole, fluconazole. Strengths of these medications vary. I typically recommend a 5 or 7 day course of vaginal suppositories. Ask pharmacist in your community if they have that type of medication. ...Read more

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Can ciprofloxacin cure candidiasis?

No: Ciprofloxacin is an antibacterial. Candidiasis is caused by a fungus and needs an antifungal such as Miconazol. For a vaginal infection, a vaginal preparation is needed, not one for Athlete's foot. There are several over the counter preparations for this ...Read more

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Treatment for candidiasis on the face?

Treatment for candidiasis on the face?

Topical anti fungal : A topical antifungal cream prescribed by a physician may be helpful. Try to avoid one of the combination products with steroids as this may mask the infection. ...Read more

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What is candidiasis and its treatment?

Fungal infection : It is a fungal infection and it is treated with antifungal medication. But it is important to be sure it is truly candidiasis and not another vaginal infection. ...Read more

Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Candidiasis (Definition)

Candidiasis is an infection caused by a specific group of fungi or yeast that usually occur in warm, moist parts of the body. Common symptoms include ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Skin 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