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Yeast Infection Skin Rash

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What home remedies have been effective for your yeast infection on skin? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: debez818, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 27

I was wearing a sports bra that was too tight and it was rubbing under my breast. I ended up with a red rash, very painful, and it had a slight smell. Well I found out I had a yeast infection under my breast. I started putting some Monistat on it. The relief was so welcome! The rash is starting to go away. It works very well.

Comment from: due diligence, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 17

For me it is enough to diligently keep areas where skin touches skin dry, whether it's water from bathing or sweating, to prevent yeast infection on skin. Ideally a hot shower morning and at bedtime or before going out in the evening followed by thorough drying with towel and hairdryer followed by something absorbent such as powder and/or placement in trouble areas of dry absorbent materials such as washcloths, small towels or even paper towels. It should clear up overnight. Yeast won't grow in dry areas. If not kept dry diligently, there would be itching and/or rash; chemicals aren't necessary. Just keep the trouble areas dry.

Comment from: Maryanne, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 09

I get occasional yeast rashes under my breasts or in the folds under my stomach as I am overweight and my stomach protrudes. After careful cleaning, I pat the area dry and then apply a generous layer of zinc oxide (Desitin). The rash is gone within a day or two.

Comment from: Ilandria, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 08

I wish I knew more about prevention of yeast infection! When I have trouble (under breasts, tummy, etc.), I soak in a hot tub with tea tree soap. I prefer full strength Dr. Bronner's. After thorough drying, I apply tea tree oil diluted in a carrier (jojoba or olive oil). Usually it clears in a matter of days. I also diluted the Dr. Bronner's 50/50 with water for showering. If I do this daily, I can usually prevent infection.

Comment from: GJH, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: February 24

Because of sweating and warmth under my breast and post-surgery of a groin site for an ovarian cyst operation, I have for years had flare ups of itching and rash under my breast. I treat it with Lotrimin Ultra cream, after cleaning the area. After applying the cream I cover it with sterile gauze to separate the skin from touching. I recently learned that diluted vinegar could also be used. I recently used that for cleaning prior to applying the cream. I'm not sure of the vinegar results. For several days I ignored the symptoms and today I have a situation that needs attention. I treated it with vinegar, cleaned the areas and applied the cream and gauze. I plan to eat some unsweetened yogurt to try internal treatment. First time for this but my yeast infection rash is serious.

Comment from: mperry, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: February 24

I have a yeast infection on my upper right thigh. It was triangular in shape and about 3 inches in diameter. My doctor prescribed clotrimazole cream to be applied twice a day. It is working, but it takes a long time. You must be vigilant and keep applying the cream until it shrinks.

REFERENCE:

Scheinfeld, N. "Cutaneous Candidiasis." Medscape.com. May 22, 2018. <http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1090632-overview>.

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