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will benadryl (diphenhydramine) help with a yeast infection? what can i use to cure a yeast infection?

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Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Yeast: Anti fungal medications are readily available everywhere in georgia. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is not in any way an anti-fungal medication.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
Dr. Deborah Sculco
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: Vaginal yeast? Mono stat cream/ topical. Some people need anti fungal med. Ex diflucan (fluconazole). Oral candida could use Nystatin swish and swallow. If this recurrent problem and not only after antibiotic use should doc. Do you have diabetes?
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
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