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I have a yeast infection. what to ask for at the doctors?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
If this is a first: Time possible yeast infection - the doctor will confirm diagnosis and will know what to prescribe. If you are positive this is yeast - over- the- counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, (tioconazole) gynazole, femcare, gyne-lotrimin; mycelex.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Should i ask doctor about how to know you have a yeast infection?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
You can.: A yeast infection of the vagina or vulva may cause severe itching, burning, soreness, irritation, and a whitish or whitish-gray cottage cheese-like discharge, often with a curd-like appearance. In the clinic, etc. Diagnosis is done with a scraping or swab of the area placed on a microscope slide, which is treated with KOH dissolving the cells and leaving the candida yeast cells. See dr. For more.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have a yeast infection, what to ask for at the chemist?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
If you are certain: that it is yeast- Over- the- counter medicines for yeast infections include: Micon 7, Monistat, Vagistat, Gynazole, Femcare, Gyne-lotrimin & Mycelex. OTC meds include Monistat (miconzole), Vagistat-1 (tioconazole), Femstat (butoconazole) (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or Mycelex( clotrimazole).
A 40-year-old member asked:

Can doctors tell me what does the doctor do if you have a yeast infection?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Some options: Your physician could prescribe Diflucan (fluconazole) which is an oral antifungal medication that is taken once (occasionally needs multiple doses for complicated cases). Another option is a vaginal cream, ointment, suppository for several days (7 to 14 days sometimes). Some people require maintenance tx.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What do doctors do to test for a yeast infection?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Microscopically: To diagnose a yeast infection the physician may obtain a medical history, perform a pelvic examination, & take a sample of vaginal secretions which can be examined microscopically at the office or may undergo further laboratory tests.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What do doctors do to diagnose a yeast infection.?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yeast dx: To diagnose a yeast infection the physician may obtain a medical history & perform an examination. If there is discharge will take a sample which can be examined microscopically at the office or may undergo further laboratory tests.

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