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Yeast Over Growth
What medications treat hair & scalp fungal infection from candida albicans? Cbc positive for candida albicans, had oral thrush, now pain in scalp, hair loss with visible budding yeast & pseudohyphae.
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
Our 14 month old has yeast infection. We are using lotrimin (clotrimazole) and triple paste and changing diaper frequently. The back iscleared now. Any other tips?
Yeast infection: It's possible that the yeast infection is also present in the mouth. Not treating it will cause recurrent yeast infection i n the diaper area. Wash your toddler's hands frequently after crawling on the floor. Make sure nobody's fingers are inserted to his mouth. Wash/sterilize binkies/pacifiers daily (including bottle nipples). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can over the counter Miconazole Nitrate cream,or Miconazole Nitrate Vag cream treatment for yeast infections interact with my birthcontrol LoMedia24Fe?
9 mth old baby persistent yeast like infection nystatin and OTC meds ineffective over 1 mth. spreading outside the diaper up and outward?
May need oral meds: Sounds like a severe diaper rash. A couple of things to consider: not all diaper rashes are yeast, some are irritant or allergic, or even other infections. These would need to be treated differently. But even if it is yeast, some infections need oral fluconazole, a short course to improve. Ask your doctor, dermatologist, or an infectious disease specialist regarding diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Will it hurt 2 use canesten athletes foot cream internally for vaginal thrush or any natural remedy over public holiday?
Athletes foot: Yes in a pinch you can use canesten foot cream. ...Read more
Here are some...: Phimosis may induce inflammation / infection, which could be treated with heightening topical hygiene with judicious use of antifungal cream with steroid. If the bother from phimosis persists despite care, circumcision is the choice of long-term care. More? Ask doctor timely. ...Read more
Could hydrocortisone cream applied on testicles permanently reduce testosterone or human growth hormone?
Steroid cream: Nope. Not at all.Get a more detailed answer ›
Vaginal yeast infection since 6 mnths. several doses of fluconazole. infection comes back. vaginal swab +ve for fungus. used pessaries too. itching an?
Preventive treatment: Recurrent Candida vaginitis(CV) is usually due to failure to eradicate the infection rather than reinfection. Candida is part of the normal vaginal flora and is usually asymptomatic. Taking Fluconazole(Diflucan) weekly for 6 months, or OTC anti fungal vaginal creams for 10 days followed by a weekly vaginal suppository or twice weekly cream, can be effective in preventing reoccurrence. ...Read more
Ketoconazole: Ketoconazole cream is an antifungal agent that works against yeast. Clobetasol is a strong steroid that will supress inflammation and make it seem better but it will not kill the yeast, just hide it. Also clobetasol is extremely strong for the penis. It will cause skin atropy. ...Read more
Can tinactin (tolnaftate) athletes four cream or vagisel cream help my 20 month old sons yeast infection rash?
Need prescription: Over the counter products are either benzoyl peroxide such as proactive or salicylic acid found in maxclaroty. These will not be very effective in severe acne. This will require a cpmbnoation of creams such as a retinoid, and possibly oral medications. This requires vist to dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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