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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Actually a yeast : Infection should not cause a foul odor. You may have another type of infection. Please see your gynecologist to identify and treat your discharge.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
45 years experience Family Medicine
Go see your doc: If you use tampons it could be a retained tampon. Yes, it happens more frequently than you may think.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Boelter
47 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes : Especially certain women + certain bcp can get increased yeast indections. If certain (culture or otc test is yeast) get one of the many otc yeast inf ... Read More
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Dr. John Sand
Dr. John Sand answered
44 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe not yeast.: All that itches is not yeast. See you doctor to make a diagnosis so that appropriate treat- ment can be applied. You don't want to waste money on y ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yeast options: If it’s your 1st possible yeast infection or you aren’t sure if it’s yeast – see your dr. Some tx options include vaginal cream, ointment or supposit ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Med usually best: Natural Approaches to Yeast Infections: 1. Wear cotton vs synthetic underwear 2. Avoid wearing underpants in bed at night. 3. No tight fitting pantie ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dailey
19 years experience Family Medicine
Numerous types: Tgere are numerous types of yeast infections. I presume from the way your question is asked you are referring to recurrent yeast infections. Many ti ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Chronic Yeast: If you have recurrent (four or more) yeast infections per year or a chronic yeast infection simple treatments may not be adequate. Please see your phy ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
8 years experience Dermatology
Can try oral meds: If you failed monistat-type therapy, i think it may be time for pill based.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Vaginitis: Call your pediatrician or get exam at planned parenthood you are young it could be a sign of something unusual so don't ignore it.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Vaginal yeast?: If it’s your 1st possible yeast infection or you aren’t sure if it’s yeast – see your dr. Some tx options include vaginal cream, ointment or supposit ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
39 years experience Gynecology
Difficult: Bacterial vaginosis is a very common vaginal infection in women. It is from bacteria that live normally in the vagina and for unclear reasons, overgro ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
I assume you have: One recurrently? And sure it's yeast? If u wear a thong it's gotta go. Vaginal yeast comes from the rectum. Too much shaving removes a barrier, don' ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Better to use script: Meds because you could have many diff causes and one or more than one bacteria at teh same time, which will require specific treatmant and u can make ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yeast infection: Some tx options include vaginal cream, ointment or suppository for sev. days (7 to 14 days sometimes). OTC meds include Monistat (miconzole), Vagistat ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Anti yeast meds: There are many otc ones u can get at the drug store , u can ask the pharmacist, if they do not work then u need to see your gyn for a culture and pre ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends...: Proper cleaning, Douching should work. If not .....vaginal infection, particularly STD ( if sexually active ) is to diagnosed and treated. See PMD.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience Urology
Infection: Hard to answer not knowing where the infection is. Bladder infections can be cleared in healthy individuals by increasing fluid intake and voiding fre ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
See provider: If you have recurrent (four or more) yeast infections per year, simple treatments may not be adequate. Please see your physician for treatment in that ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Tteatment: Vaginal odor is not normal and often indicates vaginitis. Please see a gynecologist to be evaluated for vaginal discharge/ vaginitis. Once it is treat ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
42 years experience Gynecology
Persistence: Bacterial vaginosis can be chronic and recurrent, but I have never seen a patient who couldn't ultimately be controlled. First, be sure the diagnosis ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Probiotics: Are helpful. So is monistat. Decreasing acidic foods and increasing alkaline foods can help too (like more avocado, cucumber, celery). If you have ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Bath products: Products such as cleansing douches can help eliminate odor if that's your only symptom. If it persists, see your doctor to check the cause.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medication: There are over the counter yeast creams that work well and several prescription medications. Chance of yeast is decreased by avoiding sugar and alco ... Read More
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