Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Yeast Infection of the Skin 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.

Yeast Infection of the Skin Warning Signs

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

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