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Yeast Infection Skin Rash (cont.)

Is It Possible to Prevent a Yeast Infection Skin Rash?

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 healthy fungus/bacteria balance in the vagina by eating yogurt or taking Lactobacillus acidophilus capsules.

What Is the Prognosis of a Yeast Infection Skin Rash?

In most cases, yeast infections including vaginal yeast infections, thrush, and diaper rash will go away completely within one to two weeks when treated appropriately.

Complications of yeast infections include the infection returning, excessive scratching may cause cracking of the skin that could lead to a secondary skin infection, and a yeast infection of the nails may cause the nails to become misshapen. In people with compromised immune systems (those who have HIV, cancer, or diabetes), widespread candidiasis may occur.

If you have recurring yeast infections, or a yeast infection that does not respond to treatment, it may be an early sign of another disorder such as diabetes or HIV.


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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/11/2017

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