Mycostatin Topical Powder and the generic alternative called Nystatin may be prescribed by your doctor to treat skin infections that can irritate newborns and infants; athlete’s foot; and for a female yeast infection if it is suspected that Candida is also present on the external surrounding skin. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
Fungal infections usually occur when the balance of our natural flora is disrupted, giving way for the fungi to increase their growth causing rashes, sores, itchy lesions, and inflammation on or in various regions of our body.
Fungal cells require a continuous supply of energy in order to multiply and keep their cell membranes intact. Mycostatin Topical Powder prevents fungal cells from using certain compounds for energy and as a result the cells either die or are forced to become dormant to save energy, allowing your immune system to eliminate them from your body. Nystatin also interferes with cell membranes causing them to leak, eventually killing the fungi.
Moist lesions are best treated with Mycostatin Topical Powder instead of a topical cream as it helps to dry up the affected area making the fungi less welcome. An infant’s diaper area is the perfect setting for a fungal infection due to the warm, damp skin. You have to use caution when applying Nystatin on diaper areas as the powder can irritate the baby’s eyes or throat.
Athlete's foot is a common condition in young people and adults. The fungi love warm, moist places so it can be a problem for people who wear tight-fitting trainers or don't dry their feet properly. Athlete’s foot is often picked up from walking barefoot on the damp floors of shower facilities, saunas, and pool areas where fungi contamination is common. Typical symptoms of athlete’s foot include a red itchy rash between the toes and some scaling of the skin. Proper hygiene should be followed in order not to spread the contamination to other parts of your body.
Ask your doctor about the safety of applying Mycostatin Topical Powder if you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breast feeding. Disclose other medical conditions or allergies you have and list any OTC or Rx drugs you take, including herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements so it can be determined by your doctor if Mycostatin Topical Powder is the right medication for you.
Mycostatin Topical Powder should not be applied near the eyes or your mouth to avoid irritation. This medication should be used for the full course of treatment as prescribed by your doctor or the fungal infection could restart.