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If I have anal yeast infection do I need to apply the antifungal cream internally or just apply it to the skin outside?

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Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
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In brief: Immunocompromised?

Fungal Proctitis occurs in Immunocompromised patients, Fungi like Candida albicans are normal inhabitants of the colonic and anorectal mucosa so most of the time they do not attack the rectal mucosa!
I immunocompromised patients they may invade it in which case best to treat them with oral antifungal agents like Fluconazole tablets!
If the infection is on the outside topical lotrimin cream is ok

In brief: Immunocompromised?

Fungal Proctitis occurs in Immunocompromised patients, Fungi like Candida albicans are normal inhabitants of the colonic and anorectal mucosa so most of the time they do not attack the rectal mucosa!
I immunocompromised patients they may invade it in which case best to treat them with oral antifungal agents like Fluconazole tablets!
If the infection is on the outside topical lotrimin cream is ok
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