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Doctor insights on: Best Otc For Yeast Infection

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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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Best OTC oral treatment for yeast infection? Or would Monistat work better?

Monistat: There are no good OTC treatments for vaginal yeast infections. Monistat or mycelex (clotrimazole) would work better. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to use for a yeast infection? Vagisal or monistat?

Monistat: If you believe that you may have a yeast infection, monistat would be the better treatment. Vagisil is used for the itching associated with a yeast infection. If your symptoms do not resolve after using the monistat, be sure to see your doctor because you may have something else going on that needs treating. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC treatment for a yeast infection.

Here's a list.: These are reasonable choices: Gyne-Lotrimin or Mycelex (clotrimazole) Gynezol or Femstat (butoconazole) Monistat (miconazole nitrate) Vagistat-1 (tioconazole). If your symptoms persist after treatment, you might have the wrong diagnosis, since other disorders can resemble vaginal yeast infection. If symptoms persist, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Best medicine for yeast infection help please?

Best medicine for yeast infection help please?

Try otc first: Try an over the counter med like Monistat or Mycelex (clotrimazole) first. If it doesnt improve, call your doctor and they might prescribe single-dose Fluconazole or terconazole. ...Read more

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What are OTC treatment for yeast infection for males?

Lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream: For yeast infections on skin, Lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream is effective; if there is itching or burning pain, use hydrocortisone cream as well. Use each cream sparingly twice daily; usually the infection will clear in 3-4 days. ...Read more

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Is Monstat or vagisil better for clearing a yeast infection?

Monistat: Vagisil cream is designed to help control itching, but doesn't treat yeast at all. Miconazole (Monistat) is very effective. ...Read more

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What are good over-the-counter washes for a yeast infection?

Don't recommend: Douches for yeast infections. Douches can change vaginal ph ; ^ risk for yeast. Otc meds include Monistat (miconzole), vagistat-1 (tioconazole), femstat (butoconazole) (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or mycelex( clotrimazole). ...Read more

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What'd the best yogurt brand/type for yeast infection?

What'd the best yogurt brand/type for yeast infection?

Plain/acidophilus: You need a non-sweetened yogurt that contains active acidophilus, the friendly bacteria that helps keep yeast in check. Many commercial brands do not have it, so be sure to read the label. And if it doesn't work, see your doctor, because something else may be going on. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC product for anal AND vaginal yeast infection. ?

What is the best OTC product for anal AND vaginal yeast infection. ?

Fluconazole/Diflucan: I would recommend fluconazole (Diflucan) by mouth. The standard treatment is a single oral dose of 150 mg and it is available OTC. Typical yeast creams and suppositories might work, but there is little experience with them for anal/rectal yeast. Oral treatment is best. If your diagnosis has not been professionally confirmed, that should be your next step, before self-treating. ...Read more

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How good is over-the-counter yeast infection treatment?

Usually good: If symptoms persist, it might not be yeast. Get checked out by your doctor or nurse practitioner. ...Read more

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Please tell me the most recommended oral OTC for yeast infection?

Diflucan (fluconazole) is a: Prescription medication. I don't know of an over the counter oral yeast treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medications for a yeast infection?

Yeast: The most widely available otc preparations for yeast infection are the -azole creams such as micanazole (monist at-type drugs). None are as effective as, and are a lot more messy than, the oral Fluconazole pills. Check with your doctor to see if you are a candidate for the "one time, one pill" treatment. ...Read more

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Is miconazole 7 good to use for a yeast infection?

Yes: Yes, but you should see your gynecologist to make sure there is nothing else causing this. ...Read more

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Can you use triamcinolone acetonide ointment for a yeast infection yeast infection and itching

Can you use triamcinolone acetonide ointment for a yeast infection yeast infection and itching

No!: Topical corticosteroids inhibit cellular immunity, just exactly the wrong thing for yeast, because it thereby promotes yeast growth, even though its antimflamatory properties make you feel better. Treat yeast with an antifungal after a certain diagnosis has been achieved at your doc's office. ...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