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Vaginal itchiness, redness, and slight irritation? Is it always yeast? Not sexually active.

Vaginal itchiness, redness, and slight irritation?  Is it always yeast?  Not sexually active.

Most likely: Try an over the counter remedy such as lotrimin (clotrimazole) for a couple of weeks. See your gyn dr. If this fails to take care of the problem. ...Read more

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Yeast (Definition)

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


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Vaginal itching/dryness during pregnancy...Treated twice for yeast infection?

Vaginal itching/dryness during pregnancy...Treated twice for yeast infection?

Vaginitis : This could also be due to a bacterial vaginosis infection or trichomonas. You need to be examined and evaluated by a physician whom can perform a wet mount and make further assessment of the cause of your itching or discharge. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat active dry yeast?

Is it safe to eat active dry yeast?

Enitrely safe: No harm at all. You may have heard that certain yeasts cause infections of various types. But the yeasts used in food, cooking, beer and wine making, etc are not candida. They are entirely harmless and even healthy. Don't worry about this. ...Read more

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Can using aquaphor for vulva dryness cause yeast infection?

Any chemical: that is foreign to the vaginal lining, can alter the bacterial component that prevents a vaginal yeast infection. I suggest an aqueous based lubricant: KY or Astroglide and discuss need for femsle hormone cream with your GYN. ...Read more

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Does vagisil work for yeast infections, thrush, irritation, itchiness, redness, burning on the vagina?

Vagisil: Vagisil is an otc (over the counter) preparation only, and has no antifungal medication in it, so it won't "treat" a yeast infection. It is a mild topical anesthetic (benzocaine) and merely treats the symptoms. You will need a prescription from your doctor to treat the yeast, if present. ...Read more

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Vaginal itching and unusual vaginal dryness after taking wrong OTC yeast infection medicines actually had BV ?

Possible: If you mean that you treated for yeast but are afraid you have bvv instead. You may need to see your doctor for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Vaginal yeast infection. Same as thrush?

No, Thrush is oral: A vaginal yeast infection and thrush are caused by the same same fungus, candida, but thrush is oral (only the mouth), and the former only affects the vagina. Clotrimazole can be used for both, but usually different medications are used for the vaginal infection. ...Read more

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Does vagisil clear up treated yeast infection skin?

Does vagisil clear up treated yeast infection skin?

Vagisil Feminine Cre: Cream (benzocaine topical) can reduce yeast related discomfort but it doesn't treat yeast itself. ...Read more

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Can a man use vaginal yeast infection cream to treat dry peeling skin of the penis? No stds.

Yeast is Yeast: There is no gender to medicine. Now, did the company try to brand their anti-dungal medicine by calling it a "vaginal' cream. Yes, most likely. If you have a fungal infection then this may very well work for you. ...Read more

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Are antifungal creams good on herpes sore?

Are antifungal creams good on herpes sore?

Herpes simplex: These creams will not treat the herpes or speed up the healing process, but perhaps by covering the ulcers they will be less tender. Do not use topical Acyclovir as there is evidence that this may promote development of resistance of the virus. ...Read more

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Can yeast infection vaginal cream effect hpt?

Not really: It should not have an effect on results. ...Read more

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Itching around vagina but not vulva. No discharge. Red spots on skin. Over the counter anti fungal cream not working. Can it be a yeast infection?

Itching around vagina but not vulva. No discharge. Red spots on skin. Over the counter anti fungal cream not working. Can it be a yeast infection?

Need exam: This may be related to a yeast infection, or many other conditions, including sexually transmitted infections or skin diseases. You should get examined by a health care provider to get a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. You should abstain from intimate, skin-to-skin contact until you have been examined. ...Read more

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Weather has been hot. Vaginal dryness w/ cuts (from dryness?) no yeast, I take probiotics daily. Regular discharge. Tiny tears. What's the reason?

Sounds like yeast: This sounds typical for vulvovaginal candidiasis, i.e. a vaginal yeast infection. Why do you believe "no yeast"? Whatever the cause, this isn't something you're likely to work out on your own or by online research. See a doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is there a natural treatment for vaginal yeast infections, nail fungus and jock itch?

Is there a natural treatment for vaginal yeast infections, nail fungus and jock itch?

Topical antifungal: Treatment for mycotic or fungus nails include debridement or thinning of the nails and topical antifungal (tolfanate 1%). There is a product this is plant based called fungal free nail solution applied twice daily. ...Read more

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On fluconazole for yeast infection/skin irritation/rash. skin around vag opening is peeling, using clotrimazole & hydrocortison. How long until better?

On fluconazole for yeast infection/skin irritation/rash. skin around vag opening is peeling, using clotrimazole & hydrocortison. How long until better?

A few days: Symptoms should be improved within 2-3 days and pretty much gone in a week or so. If not, check back with the doctor or clinic where you are being treated. Good luck! ...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