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Please help! I have a yeast skin infection rash on my face?

Please help! I have a yeast skin infection rash on my face?

See your doctor: If you have an infection on your face, please see your doctor. If you have a yeast infection you need checked to see why that is happening. You may need a prescription medication to help your problem. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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Is there another shampoo like ketoconazole I have a yeast skin infection and I'm out of the prescription shampoo?

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 more

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What are some ALT meds for skin yeast infection?

Unclear question: What are non-ALT meds? Where is the infection? What symptoms do you have? Do you want effective meds or "ALT" meds? ...Read more

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Does vagisil clear up treated yeast infection skin?

Does vagisil clear up treated yeast infection skin?

Vagisil Feminine Cre: Cream (benzocaine topical) can reduce yeast related discomfort but it doesn't treat yeast itself. ...Read more

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Why am i getting so many skin yeast infections in the folds of my skin?

Why am i getting so many skin yeast infections in the folds of my skin?

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 more

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I have a large pannus. I get frequent skin yeast infections. What could be causing this & what is the best method to treat?

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

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Can a skin yeast infection and a bacterial infection occur on the same place at the same time?

Can a skin yeast infection and a bacterial infection occur on the same place at the same time?

Yes: Multimicrobial infections are common. Once the integrity of the skin is diminished, then other organisms can more easily infect the area. ...Read more

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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

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Might a medication to cure a skin yeast infection cause pimples after use?

Might a medication to cure a skin yeast infection cause pimples after use?

Unlikely: Pimples come from lack of sleep, hormones, stress, and sun. If you had a yeast infection you were probably physiologically stressed to get the infection to begin with. ...Read more

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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.

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.

For sure not herpes: No doctor is likely to mix up herpes with the kind of rash caused by jock itch (or its equivalent in women). And herpes outbreaks never last 2 months -- each outbreak always clears up entirely within a couple weeks. There is no chance this is herpes. ...Read more

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Freq skin yeast infections. Okay to use deodorant under breasts, between trunk & thighs, near bellybutton?

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

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Is it ok to eat yogurt while taking Nystatin tablets? (Tablets prescribed for an external vaginal skin yeast infection)

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

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more


Dr. David Kahan
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Skin Infection (Definition)

Damage to the outermost layer of tissue covering the ...Read more