Yeast Infection Skin
The goal is to clear the infection. Most yeast infections are treated with:
- Skin care—keeping the area clean and dry
- Antifungal medicine applied to the skin or taken by mouth—depending on the extent of the infection
Sometimes, a steroid ointment or lotion is also applied to the skin. This helps ease inflammation.
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a (Candidal skin infection; Mucocutaneous Candidiasis)
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