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I just got done with a three day yeast infection treatment but for some reason I'm still itching worse than before. What could be wrong?

I just got done with a three day yeast infection treatment but for some reason I'm still itching worse than before. What could be wrong?

Something or nothing: Perhaps 3d antifungal treatment wasn't adequate duration. Or you might have resistant infection. Or non-yeast infection. Best to go see your Family Doc, GYN or Planned Parenthood for evaluation if standard antifungal treatment doesn't resolve your symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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I have three days left of my 7 day yeast infection treatment. Is it safe to use a tampon now? This is the first infection I've had, so I'm not sure.

I have three days left of my 7 day yeast infection treatment. Is it safe to use a tampon now? This is the first infection I've had, so  I'm not sure.

If bleeding, yes: If you are on your period then yes, please use the tampon. If you are using the tampon for other reasons, then wait until your treatment course is over. ...Read more

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I went to the doctor 2 days ago. I was told I have a yeast infection. I started the three days treatment the same day. How long will it take to clear?

I went to the doctor 2 days ago. I was told I have a yeast infection. I started the three days treatment the same day. How long will it take to clear?

Yeast treatment: If it is topically up to 2-3 weeks. A diflucan (fluconazole) pill may work within 72 hours. This can be purchased over the counter. It may need to repeated times 1 in 7 days. Insure all partners are treated at the same time and there is no sex until both of you are adequately treated. ...Read more

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I had a yeast infection and had a 3 day treatment but i still feel some itchiness?

I had a yeast infection and had a 3 day treatment but i still feel some itchiness?

Maybe something else: Lingering itch is not too unusual, but it may be dermatitis or chafing. Topical creams may take a week. Give it a bit more time, then consider using some hc cream for only a couple days to treat lingering irritation ( not long term!). ...Read more

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I received treatment for a yeast infection 3 dosages for 3 nights I completed treatment today How long before I'm okay? Terconazole 3-day regimen 0.8%

I received treatment for a yeast infection 3 dosages for 3 nights I completed treatment today How long before I'm okay? Terconazole 3-day regimen 0.8%

More: I typically recommend a 5 or 7 day treatment when my patients have a yeast infection. Sometimes the 1 or 3 day treatments aren't sufficient. If you've completed the 3 day treatment and your symptoms (pain or itching) are gone, then hopefully you've been fully treated. ...Read more

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Is the 3 day treatment for yeast infection affective?

Yes: Three day topical treatment is a standard treatment for vaginal yeast infection. However, the treatment will only work if the correct diagnosis has been made. Failure to respond to the treatment suggests another diagnosis. ...Read more

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What to if I am on my last day of treatment and i still have a yeast infection?

Talk to doctor: It is recommended that you consult with your physician if sxs are not responding within a week. ...Read more

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Can I use another 1 day/night treatment for my yeast infection or should I wait?

Inadequate info: What have you already used? How long has it been since tx ended? Is this a verified yeast infection? A yeast infection usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. It may take longer for those who are immunocompromised. ...Read more

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I have a question about yeast infection, took a one day treatment, six days later and symptoms are still present?

Let your doctor: Know. A yeast infection usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. It may take longer for those who are immunocompromised. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more