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How can i treat yeast infection?

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Dr. Marianne DiNapoli answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Over the counter med: Vaginal itching and a cottage cheese-like discharge could be signs of a vaginal yeast infection. You can try using over the counter yeast infection medication (like miconazole) if you have these symptoms. If the symptoms persist after this treatment, it should be evaluated by a doctor since it could mean a different diagnosis.

Answered 12/1/2017

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Tx: 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 suppository for sev. Days (7 to 14 days sometimes). Otc meds include Monistat (miconzole), vagistat-1 (tioconazole), femstat (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or mycelex( clotrimazole). Otc meds don’t work ? See your dr. S/he may order Diflucan (fluconazole) (oral antifungal).

Answered 2/19/2015

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Yeast tx: 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 suppository for sev. Days (7 to 14 days sometimes). Otc meds include Monistat (miconzole), vagistat-1 (tioconazole), femstat (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or mycelex( clotrimazole). Otc meds don’t work ? See your dr. S/he may order Diflucan (fluconazole) (oral antifungal).

Answered 12/1/2017

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Treating 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 suppository for sev. Days (7 to 14 days sometimes). Otc meds include Monistat (miconzole), vagistat-1 (tioconazole), femstat (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or mycelex( clotrimazole). Otc meds don’t work ? See your dr. S/he may order Diflucan (fluconazole) (oral antifungal).

Answered 2/19/2015

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

OTC treatment.: Otc meds include Monistat (miconzole), vagistat-1 (tioconazole), femstat (butoconazole) (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or mycelex( clotrimazole).

Answered 11/28/2017

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Dr. Daniel Michaels answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

OTC vaginal cream: Cottage cheese discharge with itching is the most common symptom of vaginal yeast infections. There are several over the counter vaginal creams to treat vaginal yeast infections. Monistat (miconizole), Gyne Lotrimin (clotrimazole) are 2 examples. Your pharmacist can make a recommendation also

Answered 6/24/2014

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Yeast infection: I assume it is vaginal. There are OTC preparations (clotrimazole).Take oral probiotics/ yogurt to prevent . If not vaginal (can have it in mouth or GI tract) will need evaluation. Though vaginal yeast infections are common would check for diabetes. In any case going to an urgent care/doctor may be helpful

Answered 1/9/2015

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Yeast: Yeast infections may be treated with OTC meds such as: Clotrimazole, Miconazole, Butoconazole & Tioconazole. Sometimes oral medication like diflucan (fluconazole) may be needed. Take care.

Answered 9/29/2016

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Dr. Alvin Lin answered

Specializes in Geriatrics

Anti-yeast medicatio: Here in the States, anti-yeast (anti-fungal) medications are available at most pharmacies w/o prescription. if these don't work (assuming you take as directed & follow the directions), there's a good chance that you may not have a yeast infection - in which case you should see your Family Doc or Gyn for definitive diagnosis & treatment.

Answered 8/9/2015

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

Vaginal yeast Rx: Many over the counter treatments are effective against vaginal yeast. Look for active ingredient ending in "azole" (miconazole, clotrimazole, terconazole, etc), or ask the pharmacist for advice. But do not self treat unless you have had yeast before and now have identical symptoms; even then, it's best to discuss with your doctor. STDs can cause the same symptoms, maybe need testing.

Answered 4/23/2017

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