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Yeast Infection Skin Rash (cont.)

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Fungal infections thrive in moist, enclosed areas. The following instructions are important to prevent and treat skin and vaginal fungal infections.

  • Keep the skin free from persistent moisture.
  • Shower thoroughly after activities that produce sweat and dry areas prone to fungal infection.
  • In infants, keep the diaper area dry.
  • Cotton underwear may help prevent excessive moisture for women who are prone to vaginal infections.
  • Try to maintain the proper fungus/bacteria balance in the vagina by eating yogurt or taking acidophilus capsules.

Medically reviewed by Norman Levine, MD; American Board of Dermatology


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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/14/2014

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