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So monistat is a very gentle anti-fungal or anti-yeast cream. If you think the issue is yeast then I would be inclined to use a miconazole shampoo 2-3 times a week. Leave it on for 15 minutes before rinsing. You can buy it at online pet stores and at amazon.com
In terms of topical over the counter cream for yeast you can use "Lotramin anti-fingal foot cream with the active ingredient Clotrimazole"
Chronic yeast infections are often due to hypothyroidism where the dogs thyroid gland is not producing enough thyroid hormone. That is diagnosed with a blood test and treated with a daily thyroid supplement. So you would have to see a vet to have that diagnosed.
Allergies to foods, things in the environment, and flea saliva are common as well. The chronic skin inflammation causes secondary bacterial or yeast infections.
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