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can lotrimin be used for yeast infection

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes it will: Yes it will cure it and is often prescribed for male yeast infection.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
No it will not: No it will not make it worse.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
TWO WEEKS: 1. Do not discontinue just when your symptoms stop keep up medication for two full weeks 2. Make SURE your partner is treated simultaneously! Hope th ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes it can: Available over the counter without prescription ; usually very effective. Good luck.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Buckman
41 years experience in Family Medicine
Maybe but .....: Diflucan (fluconazole) would not be the first choice and would only work if the infection were caused by a susceptible yeast infection. Broad spectrum ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Metronidazole does not treat yeast. You need an antifungal medication for yeast.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Only for yeast: Clotrimazole (and all drugs ending in "azole") are anti-fungal antibiotics. They only work against yeast (candida) and fungal infections. If your vagi ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
OTC creams: You can go to your local pharmacy and there are many over the counter (otc) creams that at one time were prescription and are now available to you wit ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Infections: Zithromax is an antibiotic. It is not an anti-fungal medications. Yeast infections are a fungus.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: It won't do any good. It's an antibiotic that treats bacterial infections, not fungal/yeast infections.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
No.: Mupirocin is a treatment for bacterial infections, not yeast.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Diflucan (fluconazole) (oral antifungal) can be ordered by your medical provider.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Better options: Metronidazole is not the best for kidney infection. There are better choices.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
For male yeast infe: Yes it is often used for male yeast infection.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience in Family Medicine
OTC yeast creams: Vaginal yeast infections are treated with over the counter yeast creams, such as monistat. See your doctor, however, if there is no improvement or wor ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Diflucan (fluconazole) is an oral approach to treatment of yeast. It can be prescribed by a medical provider.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Your physician can order Diflucan (fluconazole) which is an antifungal medication.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Sand
Dr. John Sand answered
44 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No!: Topical corticosteroids inhibit cellular immunity, just exactly the wrong thing for yeast, because it thereby promotes yeast growth, even though its a ... Read More
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Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
INFECTION: Bacterial infections are treated with antibiotics, locally , oral or parenteral depending on the severity of infection.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
37 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Antibiotics: It may be but it is not a first line, or even second line medication choice for middle ear infections. More typically a penicillin like augmentin (amo ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
27 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chlamydia Treatment: Azitromycin, erythromycin, Doxycycline and levofloxaci/ofloxacin can all be used to treat chlamydia infection of the cervix. Norfloxacin is similar to ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
It should not...: Acyclovir is an anti-viral compound, not an anti-bacterial drug. It should not be used to treat any bacterial infection. Acyclovir is a common anti-vi ... Read More
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