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Bad Yeast Infection
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
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
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
Does trichomonas feel like a bad yeast infection ? I've currently been treated for trichomonas 2 days ago & my symptoms are terrible .
Yeast: monistat is over the counterGet a more detailed answer ›
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
Does 100 mg of fluconazole every other day for 10 days seem reasonable for an extremely bad yeast infection?
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