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Can I use powders and drying agents on my skin to prevent fungal infections?

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Dr. Katherine Brown
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Fungus & moisture

Fungus like warm moist environments.
Areas with skin-on-skin contact (the folds of your body, armpits, groin, under breasts, etc) or increased sweating are more prone to fungal infections than drier skin areas. Drying agents, like powders, can help prevent many fungal infections by minimizing the moist environment they prefer.

In brief: Fungus & moisture

Fungus like warm moist environments.
Areas with skin-on-skin contact (the folds of your body, armpits, groin, under breasts, etc) or increased sweating are more prone to fungal infections than drier skin areas. Drying agents, like powders, can help prevent many fungal infections by minimizing the moist environment they prefer.
Dr. Katherine Brown
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Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

Fungal infections tend to recur in moist areas-where skin touches skin.
Keeping these areas dry with anti fungal powders is helpful to prevent rashes.

In brief: Yes

Fungal infections tend to recur in moist areas-where skin touches skin.
Keeping these areas dry with anti fungal powders is helpful to prevent rashes.
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
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