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Skin Yeast Fungal
What would happen if I am using clotrimizole cream on my penis glans and under if i don't have a yeast or fungal infection?
Nothing: Unless you're allergic, probsbly nothing will happen. But why are you using a medication unnecessarily? ...Read more
Ex: face skin compromised, letting yeast come in. Repair skin barrier or use anti-fungal? Two sides to this argument. How would you go about this?
See your doctor: Treating candida with an antifungal is not the best idea, without determining the cause, and whether the immune system is involved systemically. You mentioned the candida can come through an opening in your skin. So if you have an open wound of any kind, and are worried about an infection, or if it looks suspicious, and you want it treated accurately and precisely, then you should see your physician so they can do an examination, and make a diagnosis. Then treatment will be forthcoming. ...Read more
Having symptoms I had prior that ended up being a fungal/yeast SKIN infection but 3day Monistat OTC treatment isn't helping, should I cease using it?
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
I have a red scaly patch near my groin area. I recently took bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds. Could this be a fungal skin infection like a yeast infection?
Jock itch?: It could be a fungal infection, but more likely a "jock itch" than a yeast infection - and unlikely to be related to the recent course of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Feel free to try an otc antifungal cream, but if nothing happens, see your doctor or a dermatologist and find out what it really is. ...Read more
Itching around vagina but not vulva. No discharge. Red spots on skin. Over the counter anti fungal cream not working. Can it be a yeast infection?
Need exam: This may be related to a yeast infection, or many other conditions, including sexually transmitted infections or skin diseases. You should get examined by a health care provider to get a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. You should abstain from intimate, skin-to-skin contact until you have been examined. ...Read more
Eating sugar: The exact link between a sugar filled diet and yeast infection is unclear, but one theory is that elevated glucose levels in the blood make it easier for the yeast to "stick" to the vaginal cells. High levels of sugar may also affect the immune system. Women with weaken immune systems are at higher risk for yeast infections because the body can not fight off the yeast as well-diabetic get yst freq ...Read more
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