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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

REFERENCES:

Cunha, John P., ed. “Monistat Vaginal Cream.” RxList.com. <http://www.rxlist.com/monistat-vaginal-cream-drug-center.htm>.

Cunha, John P., ed. “Nystatin Oral Suspension.” RxList.com. <http://www.rxlist.com/nystatin-oral-suspension-drug-center.htm>.

Davis, Charles P., ed. “Diflucan.” RxList.com. <http://www.rxlist.com/diflucan-drug-center.htm>.

Stöppler, Melissa Conrad. “Vaginal Yeast Infection (Yeast Vaginitis).” MedicineNet.com. June 28, 2011. <http://www.medicinenet.com/yeast_vaginitis/article.htm>.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/14/2014

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