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how can i get rid of yeast infection naturally?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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 panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid scented). 5. No douches or harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia well after soaping up. 7. Wear pants that fit loosely, not ones that hug the crotch.8. Change out of
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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wet swim suits or dampened exercise clothes promptly. 9. Avoid hot tubs & hot soaking baths (take showers). 10. Wipe front to back (urination or defecation). 11. Use adequate lubrication for sexual intercourse. 12. Supplement w probiotics while on antibiotics & at least 4 wks after. 13. Reduce junk sugar in diet. 14. Eat yogurt w live cultures or Kefir. 15. Yogurt w live cultures in vagina for
Feb 28, 2015
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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or prevention & treatment of yeast (some say it helps but no clear research to back claims currently). 16. Discuss use of Vitamin E (topical, oral or vaginal) garlic or tea tree oil w your Dr before trying. If you have consistent yeast infections or 4 or >/ year – you should be evaluated by Dr. If pregnant – don’t try alternative treatments w/o discussing w your OB.
Feb 28, 2015

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How do I get rid of my yeast infection naturally and without having to go to the doctor?

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Dr. Marianne DiNapoli answered
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Over the counter: Vaginal itching and a cottage cheese-like discharge could be signs of a yeast infection. A woman with these symptoms can try using over the counter yeast infection medication and does not need to see her doctor. If the symptoms do not go away, then you might consider seeing a doctor to evaluate the problem. Wishing you'all the best.
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How do you prevent getting a yeast infection while taking antioiotics?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
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Yeast infections: Many people who get yeast infections when they take antibiotics actually take a course of yeast medicine at the same time to prevent this. You can use otc Monistat or a prescription medication like fluconazole, 1 dose. The use of probiotics will also tend to help.
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How long does it take to get rid of a yeast infection in your armpits?

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A 29-year-old member asked:

Is it bad to use a tampon while getting rid of a yeast infection and using cream?

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Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Not best: If you have a vaginal yeast infection, the walls of the canal may be inflamed and irritated. An absorbent foreign body like a tampon may aggravate it. Additionally, the cream may be less effective because it will absorb into the tampon rather than coat the walls well. Let the infection pass, then may resume the tampons. If you are concerned about cream spillage, a "light day" pad will be fine.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Can there be any way to naturally get rid of a yeast infection?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yeast tips: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
7. Try wearing pants that fit loosely, not ones that hug the crotch. 8. Change out of wet swim suits or dampened exercise clothes promptly. 9. Avoid hot tubs & hot soaking baths (opt for showers instead). 10. Always wipe anterior to posterior (urination or defecation). 11. Insure there is adequate lubrication for sexual intercourse. 12. Supplement with probiotics while on antibiotics & for at least 4 weeks afterwards. 13. Reduce junk sugar in your diet. 14. Consider eating yogurt with live cultures or Kefir. 15. Yogurt with live cultures can be placed in the vagina (some say it helps but there is not clear research to back claims currently). 16. Discuss use of Vitamin E with your physician (topical, oral or vaginal) 17. Discuss options like garlic or tea tree oil with your physician before trying. If you have consistent yeast infections or 4 or more infections per year – you should be evaluated by your doctor. If you are pregnant – don’t try any alternative treatments without discussing with your obstetrician. If you have diabetes, HIV or other causes of poor immunity – it is important that you discuss your yeast infections with your physician. If your yeast infection does not improve with over the counter medications or home remedies- it is time to see your physician.
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