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can you use antifungal cream for a yeast infection

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
28 years experience Pediatrics
See Below: Yes. I usually recommend lamisil (terbinafine).
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yeast Infection: Men with yeast infections may have burning or itching at the urethra (hole in the penis). There may be a red rash as well. Monistat can be applied to ... Read More

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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Yeast: try using Lotrimin (clotrimazole) or Lamisal in combination with a low dose hydrocortisone cream in equal parts
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Immunocompromised?: Fungal Proctitis occurs in Immunocompromised patients, Fungi like Candida albicans are normal inhabitants of the colonic and anorectal mucosa so most ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
MonistatVaginal: You can try monistat available over the counter.Ask your pharmacist
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Anti fungal medications do not change the effectiveness of the birth control pill.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
You can but..: You can continue the antifungal cream, but with the use of antibiotics for the kidney infection may have to repeat again the yeast medication.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Valido
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It is my bias that yeast vulvo/vaginitis is a local infection and is best treated and responds best to local therapy, i.e. vaginal creams/suppositorie ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Get checked: It may not be a yeast infection but another type of vulvar/vaginal issue. Have an gyn md check you out to see what the problem is for certain.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tinuola Adeyanju
39 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
I am not sure: I know the pharmacists is telling you the truth because the knowledge with topical treatment is not as with knowing that taking fluconazole increases ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
No and yes: Lotrimin (clotrimazole) is very safe. It is used for yeast and fungal infections of the skin.
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