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Yeast infection under breast, applying anti-fungal cream. Tiny bruise under breast from scratching, any danger of infection spreading deeper?

Yeast infection under breast, applying anti-fungal cream. Tiny bruise under breast from scratching, any danger of infection spreading deeper?

Not from a bruise: If you scratched hard enough to cause open sores there'd be a chance of further infection, but most likely it'd be a bacterial infection. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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I'm really itchy under my breasts and on the top of my thighs. Can I have yeast infection under my breasts but can that spread to only my thighs?

I'm really itchy under my breasts and on the top of my thighs. Can I have yeast infection under my breasts but can that spread to only my thighs?

Yes and yes.: Ringworm or candida infections can be spread from one place to another, if those places stay warm/ moist/ airtight. Dry skin or bacterial suprainfections can do the same thing. I would consider using miconazole or monistat cream in the folds under your breasts until the itching is gone. Then use a desiccant cream like Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) to keep the area dry so the yeast won't grow back. ...Read more

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I have chronic subcutaneous cysts under both breasts each time cyst comes and pops a yeast infection follows any suggestions? Have had surgery in past

I have chronic subcutaneous cysts under both breasts each time cyst comes and pops a yeast infection follows any suggestions? Have had surgery in past

Diabetes?: Whenever my patients have recurrent yeast infections anywhere I worry they may have diabetes that's not diagnosed or diabetes that's not under control. Please get checked ...Read more

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I'm pretty sure I have a breast yeast infection. What can I do to fix this? What over-the-counter products?

Anti fungal: Why do you think it's a yeast infection? If it is, most anti fungal creams and sprays will work. However there are many things which can cause itching redness and skin changes. You should see your doc. ...Read more

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Navel yeast infection. How can I treat it? How can it be avoided. Am overweight. : (get lots of yeast infections under breasts, female parts. : (

Navel yeast infection. How can I treat it? How can it be avoided. Am overweight. : (get lots of yeast infections under breasts, female parts. : (

Anti-yeast cream: Yeast in the naval area = ringworm...But make sure you have the correct diagnosis. Topical antifungal creams are often adquate, but severe cases may require oral medication.
Keep areas clean and dry to minimize recurrence.. ...Read more

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What can I use for yeast infection on breast and I'm breastfeeding?

What can I use for yeast infection on breast and I'm breastfeeding?

Yeast infection: You can use Nystatin cream safely but most important wash your breasts with soap and water before and after feeding in addition have your infant checked to make sure he isn't infected. ...Read more

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What's to be done about breast yeast infection?

Clean, dry + Rx: Keep the area under breasts clean & dry. You can apply otc products per the manufacturers directions. Over- the – counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, (tioconazole) gynazole, femcare, gyne-lotrimin& mycelex. ...Read more

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I'm 5 weeks postpartum and breastfeeding. I have a vaginal and breast yeast infection. How should I treat it?

Diflucan (fluconazole): Ask your ostetrician for medication that should treat both breast and vaginal yeast infections. It should only require 1 or2 tablets without any side effects to your infant. ...Read more

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Will an antibiotic yeast infection under breasts clear up without medicine?

Will an antibiotic yeast infection under breasts clear up without medicine?

It may not as that: Crease or fold the breast creates in your skin is conducive to yeast infections... use baby powder to dry up the area, with some Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) cream as a barrier. That should do the trick. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I have a yeast infection under my breasts the dr. Gave me ketoconazole cream I am out can I use miconazole cream will it do the same?

I have a yeast infection under my breasts the dr. Gave me ketoconazole cream I am out can I use miconazole cream will it do the same?

Yes: Miconazole has a similar antifungal spectrum to keatoconazole. One can never guarantee that one will be better aganist a specific organism than another similar azole based cream, but it should help. ...Read more

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Why is the skin in between my butt cheeks peeling? I recently started working out more (3 miles a day) and I live in a hot Southern California city of 90-100 degrees in Oct., and I had a yeast infection under my breasts and my butt. The yeast infection ha

Intertrigo: "Yeast infection" is not a true infection. There may be a proliferation of yeasts as well as other microorganisms, but the basic situation is sweating and chaffing. Anti inflammatory such as hydrocortisone + azole such as miconazole cream are very effective therapy in addition to ventilation and a shower. Avoid scrubbing. ...Read more

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Is it safe to breast feed while treating a yeast infection?

Is it safe to breast feed while treating a yeast infection?

Yeast infection: Breastfeeding is safe with a wide variety of yeast infection treatments. ...Read more

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Will triamcinolon acetonide cream help the yeast infection I have under my breast I was given powder but had an allergic reaction to it?

Temporarily: Cortisone cream may subdue the inflammation caused by the yeast infection but would not eradicate it (in fact may potentially worsen it). You need to keep the area dry by using antiperspirant regularly to discourage fungal growth. An antifungal cream for a few days will usually eradicate the problem. ...Read more

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My Period Only Lasted About Two Days, My Breast Are Always Itching, And I Just Had A Yeast Infection A Couple Days Ago. Wha Could That Mean?

My Period Only Lasted About Two Days, My Breast Are Always Itching, And I Just Had A Yeast Infection A Couple Days Ago. Wha Could That Mean?

Yeast elsewhere?: If you have a red patch of skin that itches beneath your breasts, you could have a yeast dermatitis there too. Your short period is probably unrelated to these other issues. If you are under stress, you are more likely to get infections and have a change in your periods. Take care of yourself and see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am getting treatment for yeast infection, sore breasts and cramps but what else can I do to heal faster?

I am getting treatment for yeast infection, sore breasts and cramps but what else can I do to heal faster?

Rest and fluids: Good rest and keeping hydrated can help put the body in a position to heal faster. Stress can worsen symptoms, stay away from it, at least until you heal. Good luck. ...Read more

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Breast feeding while using can I breastfeed my five month old while taking terconazole cream 0.4% (for yeast infection)?

Breast feeding while using can I breastfeed my five month old while taking terconazole cream 0.4% (for yeast infection)?

According: According to the lactmed database the safety of terconazole vaginal cream is unknown for breastfeeding mothers. The recommendation is to use another drug
if the baby is a newborn or premature. An alternative is Clotrimazole vaginal cream, this can be bought over the counter and is unlikely to cause any adverse affects in a breastfed baby.
You can also discuss this further with your doctor or pharmacist.
Take care. ...Read more

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I got my menstrual cycle twice this month and both were shorter than normal and my breast are tender and I had a yeast infection could I be pregnant?

I got my menstrual cycle twice this month and both were shorter than normal and my breast are tender and I had a yeast infection could I be pregnant?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I have dark spots and red bumps under my breast. It spread to my stomach and face. I'm thinking yeast infection. How can I heal keep it from spreading?

I have dark spots and red bumps under my breast. It spread to my stomach and face. I'm thinking yeast infection. How can I heal keep it from spreading?

Get it checked: If it is spreading then don't assume it is yeast without having a doctor look at it. There are some life threatening skin infections that can spread. Have it looked at and discuss treatment options further with physician ...Read more

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Am I pregnant feel bloated, got period for one day, brown in color, breasts sore, darker and fuller. Have light brown skin rash on my neck, signs of a yeast infection, but negative pregnancy test. Have constant headache and upper back pain as well as feel

Am I pregnant feel bloated, got period for one day, brown in color, breasts sore, darker and fuller. Have light brown skin rash on my neck, signs of a yeast infection, but negative pregnancy test. Have constant headache and upper back pain as well as feel

It: It would be reasonable to take a repeat pregnancy test in that situation. Taking it with your first morning urine can be helpful, as that is when the urine is most concentrated. Ask your pharmacist for the most accurate test that is also easy to read. If your symptoms persist, it would be reasonable to consult your physician. ...Read more

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Breast feeding mom may have a yeast infection, how could this be prevented? Home remedies?

Breast feeding mom may have a yeast infection, how could this be prevented? Home remedies?

Get an OTC: 1 day vaginal yeast med, almost the entire med stays in the vagina, very little gets into the circulation. ...Read more

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Was prescribed lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) for a stubborn yeast infection under my breasts, its working great but how long is safe to continue use?

Was prescribed lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) for a stubborn yeast infection under my breasts, its working great but how long is safe to continue use?

Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone): Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) combines a very weak antifungal/antiyeast med with a very strong cortisone, so not certain what this med treats. When applied to body folds for even a few weeks, Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) can cause thinning of skin, stretchmarks, dilated blood vessels, etc. For yeast infections under breasts, there are better antifungal (without cortisones) medications that would help. Please do not use this one. ...Read more

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18 yrs old. Never have been pregnant. Never had intercourse. Had vag yeast infection for a month. Pains and burning in nipple of breast. What's wrong?

18 yrs old. Never have been pregnant. Never had intercourse. Had vag yeast infection for a month. Pains and burning in nipple of breast. What's wrong?

Breast pain: Since you had a vaginal yeast infection, it is possible you have a yeast infection involving your nipples. You should see your doctor to find out if you have an immunodeficiency that is causing your yeast infection ...Read more

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Why do I smell something in my nose ever since had a yeast infection?

Sense of smell: After an infection of any kind, the nerve endings could have suffered a minor injury which causes them to sense things a little differently. It could also be that there is residual material from the infection, like debris that could be sitting in the sinuses that you could be smelling. Because this is not normal, you should have an ENT evaluate. ...Read more

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I have a vag yeast infection. I have milky like fluid that has a mild smell to it that is in my vagina. Could this be due to the infection??

I have a vag yeast infection. I have milky like fluid that has a mild smell to it that is in my vagina. Could this be due to the infection??

Yeast Infection: A yeast infection is usually a cheesy white discharge and extremely itchy and most often has no odor. See your doctor for an exam and cultures to confirm your symptoms. All the best and thanks for using Health Tap. ...Read more

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I have no signs of a yeast infection but my urine smells like yeast. Is it because of the valacyclovir and camrese?

I have no signs of a yeast infection but my urine smells like yeast. Is it because of the valacyclovir and camrese?

Maybe: Medications can often cause the urine to have a slightly different odor. Unless you are having urinary tract infection symptoms then a temporary change in urine odor is not likely to be important. ...Read more

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I have been having this fishy smell coming from my vagina for about 3 months now. 2 cultures detected only a yeast infection but I still smell fishy?

I have been having this fishy smell coming from my vagina for about 3 months now. 2 cultures detected only a yeast infection but I still smell fishy?

I would ask: Specifically for metronizadole 500 mg 2x per day for 7 days. You don't need a culture to diagnose that one, it's bacterial vaginosis and sometimes you have to treat the obvious, not depend on a culture. Gd luck. ...Read more

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I don't have the symptoms of a yeast infection like burning or itching or anything but its that when I sweat, the smell is horrible. What can I do?

I don't have the symptoms of a yeast infection like burning or itching or anything but its that when I sweat, the smell is horrible. What can I do?

Vaginitis: Sounds like you do have a vaginal infection, it may be bacterial vaginitis. I suggest you see York FP or GYN for an exam. They will do a microscopic exam of your se creations and perhaps a culture. If positive they will give you treatment that hopefully will fix the problem. ...Read more

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Vagina smells after husband ejaculate's inside me. Don't have yeast infection... what do I do to take smell away?

Vagina smells after husband ejaculate's inside me. Don't have yeast infection... what do I do to take smell away?

Bacterial vaginosis?: The most common cause of increased vaginal odor is bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. Your symptoms are typical: often odor with little dishcarge, with odor often most prominent after sex. It typically smells fishy. Trichomonas and other STDs possible, but only if at risk for STD. Treatment is metronidazole, a prescription antibiotic, so see doctor for diagnosis and Rx. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my urine is dark And smells fishy and I have mixed signs between a UTI and yeast infection?

Many things: You could also be suffering from a bacterial infection of your vagina that needs antibiotics. It would be prudent to have a physical exam so you can be properly diagnosed. ...Read more

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How to get rid of yeast infection! I really wanna smell good not bad when having sex or when I get wet, please help?

Actually a yeast: Infection should not cause a foul odor. You may have another type of infection. Please see your gynecologist to identify and treat your discharge. ...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