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how long should i take acidophilus for a yeast infection

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience in Family Medicine
I guess vaginal?: I'd recommend an otc product like "monostat".

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Ph >7 usually= infec: Although I am usually against anything in the vagina that isn't attached to a human, try a very dilute solution of clear vinegar( 1 teaspoon in a quar ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Tips: Yeast infections- reduce milk & milk products. Avoid sugars (refined sugar, commercial fruit juice, honey, maple syrup, sucrose & fructose). Elimin ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience in Gastroenterology
Yes: You will not have any interactions or difficulties while taking acidophilus and Monistat at the same time. Good luck.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tedde Rinker
42 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Billions of CFu: Use a probiotic that has billions of colonies (cfu) rather than millions. Also look for one that has the "friendly" yeast saccharomyes in it as that e ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
27 years experience in Gynecology
None: First confirm it is a yeast infection (most vaginal discharges are not yeast). If so, an anti-fungal agent like Monistat or Diflucan (fluconazole) is ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Francis
29 years experience in Periodontics
One week: Usually the prescription is for about 10 days. It won't cure the problem, just reduce the symptom until you can get the needed dental treatment.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Find the cause: First you need to find out why you have the yeast infection and solve the cause. In the meantime, eating yogurt help along the way of other treatment ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
Maybe wrong antibiot: Although macro lid antibiotics like Azithromycin may treat some of the bacteria causing a uti, it is not one we usually use in this purpose. If it is ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
A few days: Until you are not itchy or irritated.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Forever: Yogurt will not cure a yeast infection.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Meds: Yeast infections may be treated with OTC meds such as: Clotrimazole, Miconazole, Butoconazole & Tioconazole. Sometimes prescription of Diflucan ( ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Resolution - ahh!!: A yeast infection usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. It may take longer for those who are immunocompromised.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
It depends: Usually, you should not start a medication for yeast unless you develop symptoms (vaginal itching or irritation, thick white discharge). Occasionally ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Jay Petruska
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Hydration: You need to make sure you are drinking enough water to keep yourself well-hydrated. If you still have dark urine, you are probably not drinking enoug ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
yeast: Hold off on having vaginal intercourse until your course of treatment is complete and you no longer have redness, itching or burning of vulva.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Prevent it: If you are not having yeast infection symptoms do not take a medicine for it. It you know you get them after antibiotics prevent them. Take probiotics ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience in Pediatrics
No: you can find some people claiming it will on the Internet but I have not found it to be so. I do think once you have cured it with conventional antif ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Yogert is not a cure: Yogurt does not cure a yeast infection. You will need to use an over the counter medication like Monistat or get a prescription from your doctor. If i ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See below: With appropriate treatment, symptoms usually abate within 72 hours.
A female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yeast infection: Yeast infections in females are rarely if ever transmitted to male partners through sexual activity. There are instances of female to female vaginal t ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience in Pediatrics
Yeast infection: Please seek the advice of your ob. However, intravaginal suppositories (monistat) are available otc. For intestinal yeast infection, probiotics should ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Wait until: Hold off on having vaginal intercourse until your course of treatment is complete and you no longer have redness, itching or burning of vulva.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
38 years experience in Dentistry
Ask your dentist: It would be ill advised to discuss dosage or type of antibiotic without better information.
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