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Yeast Skin Infection
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
Is there another shampoo like ketoconazole I have a yeast skin infection and I'm out of the prescription shampoo?
Most OTC Dandruff: shampoos have anti fungal properties because fungal infections contribute to dandruff.. Pyrithione, Selenium Sulfide, and Ketoconozole are the ingredients you should look for. Topical anti-fungal creams are also available. Ketoconazole might be the most effect of the three. Alternatively you can contact your doctor for a refill. Rx shampoos may have these ingredients in higher concentrations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
Will i need oral antifungal drugs to treat candidiasis intertrigo, which is a yeast skin infection of skin folds?
Maybe: There are topical medications that are effective for treating that condition as well. ...Read more
Is terbinfine the right or wrong med for malassezia yeast skin infections on the trunk? When i look it up it says jock itch/ringworm which i don't have
Works fine: This is one of several agents known to be effective in treating the disorder. ...Read more
Ketanozole worked really well for me on previous skin yeast infection, upcoming appointment....can I ask for it again and insist it be prescribed?
Skin yeast: Are you overweight, or diabetic, or taking antibiotics, or exercise and sweat a lot, or wear tight occlusive clothing, or have a compromized immune system or have a vaginal discharge. These are all things that can contribute to skin yeast infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a large pannus. I get frequent skin yeast infections. What could be causing this & what is the best method to treat?
Weight loss: Obviously weight loss to get rid of the pannus is the ideal method. Topical antifungals to treat the acute infection and then using zeasorb powder which is anti-fungal in nature to prevent recurrence in -between the folds with a cloth, etc. Between folds to keep moisture down. ...Read more
Have been using calmposeptine to ease itching from recent skin yeast infection, is it OK for use around vagina or harmful?
Should be OK: As a barrier moisturizer, Calmoseptine is meant for outside use only for the irritant skin. You can use it around genital area, avoiding its entry inside the genital tract. ...Read more
Does herpes look like jock itch? Could it look like a skin yeast infection? Dr. thinks I have jock itch. But rash has been in bikini line for 2months.
Freq skin yeast infections. Okay to use deodorant under breasts, between trunk & thighs, near bellybutton?
Cut carbs: Consider cutting back on sugars and carbs. This includes fruit juice and sweet fruit. Coconut oil is very beneficial. Cook with it. Consider zinc picolinate 25 mg daily with a meal. Consider vitamin d3 2000 iu daily. Avoid deodorants with aluminum. Safe to use something more natural. ...Read more
Is it ok to eat yogurt while taking Nystatin tablets? (Tablets prescribed for an external vaginal skin yeast infection)
Fluconazole: Yes. Fine to take together and should not cause a problem. Keep your yogurt high in probiotics and make sure it is an active culture yogurt. ...Read more
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