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A 41-year-old member asked:

my yeast infection is itching is really bad. what can i use for it?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Tx options: 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).

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A 20-year-old member asked:

I having itching down there, but no signs of a yeast infection. What else could it be caused from?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Beard
Urogynecology 25 years experience
Any irritant: Hpv, dysplasia(precancerous change), bacterial vaginosis, lichen sclerosus, genital shaving, irritation from the tissues rubbing against other tissue (obesity), several dermatologic changes. For non infectious sources a topical steroid is the treatment, for infection the appropriate antibiotic if bacterial, virus has to be addressed by immune system or aldara (imiquimod).
A 30-year-old member asked:

I'm itching. Please tell me how to help a yeast infection?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
If it is yeast?: U can get an otc yeast cream 1 day or 3 day if it doesn't go away see your gyn for an exam and culture.
A 44-year-old member asked:

When after you treat a yeast infection does the itching stop.?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
1-2 wks: A yeast infection usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. It may take longer for those who are immunocompromised.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How can you stop yeast infection itching?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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).
A 48-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me is itching a sure sign that you have yeast infection?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
No, it isn't the: Only cause for itching.

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