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Yeast! Do I Have It On My Skin & How Do I Get Rid Of It?

September 20, 2016

 

 

Yeast tend to thrive in warm, moist environments and it is no surprise that yeast infections increase during the hot summer months in Texas.  Common areas include the armpits, groin, under breast tissue and on the feet.  Most cases of yeast or tinea resolve with time using a topical over-the-counter anti-fungal such as Clotrimazole or Ketaconazole.  More extensive infections or tinea infections on the scalp may require use of oral anti-fungals, which require a prescription.  

 

If you are noticing that you are getting recurrent yeast infections or infections that will not clear with over-the-counter medications, be sure to talk to your doctor.  You may have a condition that predisposes you to yeast infections such as diabetes, chronic steroid use, obesity or immunocompromised states.

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