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Treatment for fungus under the breast? Yes Medication:

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treatment for fungus under the breast?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Yes Medication: Athlete's foot and Nystatin powder.
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: 5mg predisone, Levothroxin
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have microscopic colitis which is under control. I have been taking prednisone for polymyorheumatica
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Captain replied 7 months ago.


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Expert:  Dr. Captain replied 7 months ago.

If you're confident that fungus is the correct diagnosis, the medicine for athletes foot (likely clotrimazole) should do the trick for fungus underneath a breast. There are some other options available over the counter you could try, and of course, there are also options that are prescription.

Expert:  Dr. Captain replied 7 months ago.

The over the counter options I have in mind are, of course, clotrimazole cream if you're not already using that (sold as Tinactin), and Selsun Blue Shampoo, which contains Selenium sulfide. The prescription versions of these are much stronger, and so typically work a fair amount more quickly, but they are reasonable and effective, although somewhat slower, options if you would prefer.