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A 38-year-old member asked:

What is the cheapest way to get rid of a yeast infection?

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Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
OTC medication: If it is a vaginal yeast infection in a uncomplicated patient then otc generic medication is probably the least expensive choice. If the infection is not clearly a yeast infection then a visit to your gyn may prove to be cheaper and less aggravating.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Which is the most effective and cheapest way to get rid of chronic yeast infections?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Probiotics by mouth: Such as lactobacillus acidophilus plus 7 day course of Miconazole or Clotrimazole cream or vaginal suppositories, which ever is cheaper.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What is the cheapest way to get rid of chronic vag. Yeast infections?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Price is no object: If you are having repetitive episodes of yeast vaginitis you should see your ob/gyn doctor. Sometimes, however, you may be becoming reinfected by your sexual partner who may not show any symptoms. An antifungal cream applied regularly to his penis might solve the problem.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What is an inexpensive way to get rid of a yeast infection?

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Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Many methods: Speak to your gynecologist or primary care doctor for recommendations that would be most appropriate for you.
A 33-year-old member asked:

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

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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
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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.
Apr 27, 2013
A 41-year-old member asked:

What is a good way to get rid of my yeast infection?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Wendy Askew
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Precription or OTC: If you can't get a prescription for Diflucan (fluconazole) or a topical -azole preparation, then : lactobacillus acidophilus capsules can be inserted vaginallyl for 7 nights at bedtime. (oral use can help prevent yeast infxs). Oregano oil 500mg in capsule form twice a day for 7 days. Or pau d'arco 100mg 3 x/day for 7 days. These are herbal preparations that can be found at pharmacies or organic grocery stores.

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