How do you prevent armpit fungus?

How do you prevent armpit fungus?

Prevention tips

  1. Wear “dri-fit” clothing that helps wick away moisture from your skin.
  2. Keep your armpits, groin area, and other areas that are prone to infection clean and dry.
  3. Always shower and dry yourself thoroughly after activities where you sweat.
  4. If you are overweight or obese, properly dry your skin folds.

Can you get a fungal rash under your armpit?

In cutaneous candidiasis, the skin is infected with candida fungi. This type of infection is fairly common. It can involve almost any skin on the body, but most often it occurs in warm, moist, creased areas such as the armpits and groin.

Can your armpit get yeast infection?

Common areas for skin yeast infections are skin folds under the breasts or belly area. The warm and moist areas in the skin folds can make it easier for yeast to overgrow. Yeast infections also can be found on other parts of the body such as the groin or armpits.

Why do I have ringworm on my armpit?

What can cause ringworm in or under your armpit. The fungus causing ringworm is contagious and is most commonly transmitted through close contact with a person or animal who has it. Cats and dogs can also contract ringworm.

How do I get rid of a fungal infection in my armpit?

Try over-the-counter antifungal treatments that contain clotrimazole, nystatin, or ketoconazole. Any creams or lotions that have these ingredients can help with a fungal armpit rash. However, hydrocortisone creams (steroid creams) will worsen fungal rashes.

How do you treat Candida in the armpit?

In severe or persistent cases of candidiasis, your doctor may recommend using an antifungal cream or powder that can be applied to your skin. Over-the-counter antifungal creams that are often recommended include clotrimazole (Mycelex), miconazole (Monistat), and tioconazole (Vagistat).