Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Candidiasis Home Care

Home care for candidiasis includes:

  • Gently clean the skin twice a day:
    • Use mild soap and water.
    • Do not scrub the skin.
    • Keep the skin dry in between cleansing.
  • Clean your clothes in hot water.
  • Do not scratch the skin: this can worsen the infection.
  • Do not use corticosteroid cream.
  • Apply topical antifungal medications:
  • Take prescribed medications as directed:
    • Don't skip doses of your medication. This makes them less effective.
    • Be aware of the common side effects that may be caused by your medication.

Candidiasis Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have candidiasis and any of the following:

Continue to Candidiasis Complications

Last Updated: Dec 13, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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