U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Blackville, SC
A 29-year-old female asked:

treated yeast infection with off brand cream 4 wks ago, symptoms returned last week is it possible cream wasnt effective. im positive its yi?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
The only option: The only option you have is to treat again. I would just recommend you use a different product. If this does not solve the problem you must go to the doctor for examination and diagnosis.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

Similar questions

A member asked:

How can I manage a persistent yeast infection?

5 doctor answers24 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Depends: Yeast infections include diaper rash, thrush, and vaginal infections, and the treatment is individual to each patient. Having yeast in stool is not a yeast infection, and does not need to be managed.
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
If vaginal, a prolonged treatment by a gynecologist might be indicated.
Sep 24, 2013
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
There is no FDA-approved medication for recurrent vaginal yeast infections. If this type of infection is confirmed on office exam and/or culture many GYNs will use a suppressive regimen, either an oral or (preferably) vaginal antifungal medication on a weekly basis.
Sep 25, 2013
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
i agree, first you need to determine if you do, in fact, have a persistent vaginal yeast infection. if you are prone to yeast infections and get them often, i tell patients to cut out sugar from their diet. take good probiotic supplements. do not douche. use water based sex lubricant.
Sep 30, 2013
A 40-year-old member asked:

Why do I get a yeast infection a week before each period?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
PH changes: The pH of the vagina can change for a variety of reasons. To prevent yeast infections and bacterial overgrowths as a result, take a good probiotic daily. Natren makes gy-na-tren, which my patients really like. Read more at: http://www.Drfinke.Com/2011/08/11/bacteria-and-your-body-its-a-good-thing/.
A 25-year-old member asked:

How serious can a yeast infection become ?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Very Serious: For the gneral public, yeast infections usually refer to vaginal yeast, oral yeast & some in the esophagus. These ususally occur after a course of antibiotics. However, immnuocompromised patients, those on transplant drugs, prednisone, chemotherapy & those with multiple chronic illnesses can get yeast in the blood and elsewhere and it can cause death. Very potent anti-yeast drugs are used.
A 25-year-old member asked:

If I have slight symptoms of a yeast infection and after intercourse the symptoms become major have I infected my partner or should I treat myself otc?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Treat both of you: Both of you need to be treated. Guys can get yeast infections, too. If you aren't both treated then you can pass the infection back and forth and cause real problems.
FL
A 26-year-old member asked:

What can cause a yeast infection?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
Several factors: Several factors can cause a yeast infections- 1. Local balance of normal flora is disrupted, typically from the recent use of antibiotics; 2. Impaired immunity- this may be due to steroid use or having other illnesses such as diabetes or hiv; 3. Misdiagnosis of symptoms in the absence of yeast from testing- adverse drug effects can be mistaken as a yeast infection.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Jul 10, 2014
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.