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Doctor insights on: Diaper Rash Versus Yeast Infection

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Dr. William Singer
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Infection (Definition)

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


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Will a regular diaper rash cream help a diaper yeast infection?

Will a regular diaper rash cream help a diaper yeast infection?

No: Diaper rash creams are basically a barrier not a treatment. Yeast which is typically candida needs an anti-yeast cream. Usually Nystatin is a good choice but there are others. ...Read more

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Jock itch or yeast infection, difference?

Jock itch or yeast infection, difference?

My answer is over: Simplified. Jock itch is caused by a fungus called tinea cruris. It can cause an area of red skin that burns or itches.It is more often seen in men. A yeast infection is caused by a different fungus called candida albicans. It is often seen as an vaginal infection in women. Sxs of yeast infection may include: burning, redness ; itching of the vulva; burning ; clumpy, white non-odorous discharge. ...Read more

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Does friction rash, heat rash look similar to razor rash and rash of fungal infection?

Does friction rash, heat rash look similar to razor rash and rash of fungal infection?

Fungal rash: Usually doesn't look like a friction rash or rash from razor burn, but they can appear atypical. It is best to have a knowledgeable provider look at it. One look is worth 1000 words. ...Read more

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Is aloe good for diaper yeast infection?

Aloe: Aloe is always soothing. However, it does not contain any antifungal properties. If the rash is truly fungal in origin, i'm afraid it won't resolve with aloe. Have it looked at by your doctor, and if the diagnosis is yeast, the proper antifungal preparation can be prescribed. ...Read more

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Vaginal yeast infection. Same as thrush?

No, Thrush is oral: A vaginal yeast infection and thrush are caused by the same same fungus, candida, but thrush is oral (only the mouth), and the former only affects the vagina. Clotrimazole can be used for both, but usually different medications are used for the vaginal infection. ...Read more

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Can MRSA present as diaper rash?

Can MRSA present as diaper rash?

Not typically, but..: ...It can infect an already present diaper rash. It is more likely to cause one large "boil" than an all over rash, but if the rash is pustular then it could be either regular staph or MRSA (or yeast). ...Read more

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Natural remedies for yeast diaper rash?

Natural remedies for yeast diaper rash?

Clean/dry: Keep the area clean and dry and open to the fresh air as much as posible. May apple aloe vera. ...Read more

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Will florastor exacerbate a vaginal yeast infection as it's a yeast-based probiotic?

No: Just as there are many types of bacteria there are many types of yeast. Vaginal yeast infections are caused by candida (usually albicans but there are other varieties). Florastor is a "friendly" yeast that is similar to baker's yeast. It does not cause infections, in fact taking it with antibiotics reduces liklihood of vaginal yeast ; diarrhea. It's safe though some are allergic to it. ...Read more

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What looks more like a rash? Herpes or yeast infection

What looks more like a rash? Herpes or yeast infection

Rash: 'opinion not a decision'. Herpes: very painful; pustules; weaping rashes; may have puss among the pustules yeast infection: discharge of curd like material. Itching and may be some pain. Foul smell entirely different treatment. ...Read more

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Is acetonide cream for anal yeast infection?

Is acetonide cream for anal yeast infection?

Triamcinolone: This steroid cream would not treat anal yeast infections, and in fact might make them worse. If, however, used in conjunction with an antifungal preparation it may help to alleviate some of the symptoms associated with yeast infections. ...Read more

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Does impetigo and other bacterial skin infections always crust?

Does impetigo and other bacterial skin infections always crust?

Crust: Wound infections with strep are more likely to crust. It is often described as having a honey comb appearance. Staph blisters and then drains. Other organisms cause abscesses. So no, not always. All the best. ...Read more

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Can a bacterial rash be itchy?

Can a bacterial rash be itchy?

Can be: See this site for more information on this subject. http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/athletic_skin_infections/bacterial.htm. ...Read more

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Are bacterial skin infections contagious a friend has a rash and says its a bacterial skin infection how would you contract a bacterial skin infection

Are bacterial skin infections contagious a friend has a rash and says its a bacterial skin infection how would you contract a bacterial skin infection

Hello. : Hello. There are a number of bacterial skin infections that can be transmitted by skin to skin contact. Some can be transmitted by touching contaminated clothing. ...Read more

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Can a penile yeast infection turn into a systemic yeast infection?

Generally not: Unless you have a life-threatening immune deficiency. Your yeast infection does, however, need to be treated -- and your sexual partner or partners need to be treated at the same time to avoid reinfection. ...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


Dr. Tara Passow
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Diaper Rash (Definition)

Appears on the skin under a diaper. Diaper rash typically occurs in infants and children younger than 2 years, but the rash can also be seen in people who ...Read more