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What should I do if I have a bad yeast infection?

What should I do if I have a bad yeast infection?

Yeast: Yeast infections may be treated with OTC meds such as: Clotrimazole, Miconazole, Butoconazole & Tioconazole. In some cases diflucan (fluconazole) (ordered by medical provider) may be needed. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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How do you know if you have a really bad yeast infection?

It would be driving: you crazy. Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a really bad yeast infection. Can anyone help me on what to do?

Yeast infections: 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). ...Read more

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What to do if I have a bad yeast infection and i don't want to use pills or OTC drugs. Please help?

What to do if I have a bad yeast infection and i don't want to use pills or OTC drugs. Please help?

To treat yeast: Without yeast medication. Yeast grow on sugar so avoid sweets, fruit juice, limit fruit to 2 servings per day, avoid alcohol, avoid simple carbs and limit complex carbs. Avoid unneeded antibiotics. Boric acid capsules can treat yeast. You can make your own or use yeast arrest vaginal suppositories. If this doesn't work use over the counter yeast cream - yeast infections can be uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Does trichomonas feel like a bad yeast infection ? I've currently been treated for trichomonas 2 days ago & my symptoms are terrible .

Does trichomonas feel like a bad yeast infection ? I've currently been treated for trichomonas 2 days ago & my symptoms are terrible .

Below: The symptoms are similar from both types of vaginal infections. However, if you cont to have symptoms, you should contact your DR as they have the lab results from your last exam. ...Read more

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Can a really bad yeast infection be mistaken for trich or herpes?

Can a really bad yeast infection be mistaken for trich or herpes?

Not usually: There could be a little clinical overlap, but under the microscope they are worlds apart. Generally the symptoms and exam are pretty characteristic of each. ...Read more

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Does 100 mg of fluconazole every other day for 10 days seem reasonable for an extremely bad yeast infection?

Does 100 mg of fluconazole every other day for 10 days seem reasonable for an extremely bad yeast infection?

Use daily Rx: It may help with every other day treatment, but we prefer to treat it daily for 10-14 days for severe yeast infection and we use single dose for mild yeast infection. ...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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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