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A 27-year-old female asked:

What cream is best and safe to use for a itchy clitoris? i am already on diflucan for a yeast infection?

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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
It is OK to try lidocaine ointment 4% OTC.
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A female asked:
I have a yeast infection and my dr prescribed diflucan (fluconazole) with betamicoter cream. i stopped applying the cream since 5 days. is it safe to re-use it?
Dr. David Duncan m.d.
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: its safe, but you would need a good reason to restart it. If you are having frequent yeast infections, you might think about having some lab work don... Read More
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A female asked:
I am 21 weeks pregnant and i am experiencing the outside itchiness of a yeast infection. is it safe for me to use the external cream vagicaine?
Dr. Elizabeth Reynoso
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Yes: over the courter monistat is safe to use in pregnancy. If not effective after at least a three day course, it is advised to see your obgyn
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A 25-year-old female asked:
I took diflucan (fluconazole) Wednesday and a dose today for a yeast infection. Also used the nystatin/steroid cream BID. IS it safe to have intercourse tomorrow?
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
Yes: But if your partner has not had antifungal cream on his penis it may be contaminated with Candida and he will re-colonize your vagina.
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
You will be recolonized anyway, usually from your own colon and skin. A yeast problem is not usually an infection. It is an abnormal proliferation of yeast which are already present. The overgrowth of yeast may be due to antibiotic use or diabetes.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
I'm not sure if I have a yeast infection, but my clitoral area is very itchy. What's the best method that will work the fastest?
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Go to the pharmacy: You can buy over the counter monistat 3 days. should work. If its not better in 3 days see a doctor.
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A member asked:
I'm taking fluconazole for 7 days 100mg for skin yeast infection. But my neck and arms are itchy since my 5th dose. Shld i finish it? Last dose today
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
No: This sounds as if you may be having an allergic reaction and should not take any more medication until you go back and see the doctor.
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