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What Is the Treatment for a Yeast Infection Skin Rash?
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A wide array of treatment options are available to treat candidiasis. Options include creams, lotions, ointments, tablets or capsules, troches (lozenges), and vaginal suppositories or creams. Talk to a doctor to find the option that is right for you.
What Types of Doctors Treat Yeast Infection Skin Rashes?
Yeast infections may be treated by a family practitioner or internist. Women who have vaginal yeast infections may be treated by a gynecologist. Children who have a yeast infection may see their pediatrician. Oral thrush may be treated by a dentist. Severe cases of skin yeast infections may be treated by a dermatologist. If symptoms are severe, you may go to a hospital emergency department where you will be seen by an emergency medicine specialist. Rarely, an infectious-disease and/or a critical-care specialist may help treat the most severe infections.
What Medications Treat a Yeast Infection Skin Rash?
Medications used to treat yeast infections generally fall into two main categories.
Oral antifungal agents may be used for a variety of skin or vaginal infections.
Naftifine (Naftin) is a 2% gel is used to treat fungal skin infections the respond poorly to other antifungals; other antifungal agents are being actively researched.
Vaginal creams, ointments, and suppositories include butoconazole (Femstat), clotrimazole (Femizole-7, Gyne-Lotrimin), miconazole (Monistat Vaginal products), terconazole (Terazol), and tioconazole (Vagistat).
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Chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis (CMC) refers to a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by recurrent or persistent superficial infections of the skin, mucous membranes, and nails with Candida organisms, usually Candida albicans.