Candidal Skin Infections? This Tip Will Blow You Away!

May 1, 2006

To reduce the incidence of candidalinfections in patients with dermatologicproblems, instruct them to drythe affected area with a blow-dryeron a cool or warm setting before theyapply topical medications.

To reduce the incidence of candidalinfections in patients with dermatologicproblems, instruct them to drythe affected area with a blow-dryeron a cool or warm setting before theyapply topical medications. Advisepatients who are prone to recurrentinfections to use the blow-dryer twicea day, especially after bathing. Blowdryingthe underside of the nails canbe helpful for patients with candidalparonychia.
-Lisa Barba, ARNP
  Miami Beach, Fla