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Yeast Infection Under Armpit
Yeast infection: Yeast and fungi love warm moist places. Armpits, under the breasts and in the groin are common locations. Keep area clean and dry, especially after exercise. Do not use cornstarch in those areas since that may increase growth of yeast. Nystatin cream may help, use according to package directions. If not improving in 1-2 weeks, see your doctor. ...Read more
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
Can my sinus inflammation, tinea versicolor, mild but chronic yeast infections and hidradenitis under my armpits be related?
Maybe: There may be some idiosyncracies of your immune system that help tie these things together. But none of it strikes me as warranting an extensive immune workup. ...Read more
Yes you can: Yes it is possible and it is treated will local antifungal cream. ...Read more
1-2 weeks: Typical treatment with a topical or oral antifungal can treat this infection in 1-2 weeks. ...Read more
How to distinguish axillary lymphedenitis causedby staph from intriginous yeast infection of armpit?
1st step: Yeast has the appearance of confluent redness- worse in crease and small red bumps in the periphery. Generally there is no fever or pain with yeast (itchy). So if fever, pain, pus or spreading outside of axilla go see your doc. If not, try lotrimin (clotrimazole) for a week or so, use powder to keep area dry, avoid deodorant :( , reduce the sugars in your diet and see if it improves. ...Read more
How to distinguish axillary lymphedenitis staph infection from intriginous yeast infection of armpit?
I get rashes pretty randomly and was wondering if it was my gf yeast infection. it happens after unprotected sex sometimes and my neck and armpit itch?
Get a check up: Please get a thorough evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more
Good hygiene.: Any infection can be spread, whether a fungus, virus, bacteria or parasite, not only to other parts of the body but to others. Practice good hygiene. Wash all equipment and hands after touching any infected area, dirty objects, or going to the bathroom, to avoid spreading germs. You know this! ...Read more
I have a yeast infection in my armpit and I have topical anti fungal creme for athletes foot. Can the creme cure my yeast infection in my armpit?
Is it bad that I shaved my vaginal yeast infection and then shaved my upper lip and armpits? I usually keep the razor dry.
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