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Doctor insights on: Best Over The Counter Cure For Yeast Infection

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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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What is the best over-the-counter medications for a yeast infection?

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

Antifungal: If you have been previously diagnosed by a doctor with a yeast infection then common anti-fungal vaginal remedies include 1 day, 3 days, 7 days regimens ( monistat, Gyne-Lotrimin etc). These all work well just be sure to complete regimen. Please see your doctor for proper diagnosis if this is your first infection. Take care of yourself. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what has been the best over-the-counter yeast infection treatment for you?

Several: There are several over the counter medications specifically used to treat fungal vaginitis - most f them work about 2 out of 3 times. If you use an otc yeast medication and it doesn't work you should see your doctor to be sure it is in fact yeast - and to get a prescription for an effective treatment. ...Read more

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How to treat a vaginal yeast infection? What's the best over-the-counter medicine for it?

No Endorsement: Almost all over the counter anti-fungals are effective. I can think of none that the fda has banned. We do not endorse one product over another here on this health app. ...Read more

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How can a man cure yeast infection with over-the-counter medication?

Fungal Infections: I am a bit surprised by your question. Yeast infections of the skin should respond to creams, powders or other over the counter products. If there is something severe about your infection you may want to see if this is truly a fungal issue or if you need an oral rather than topical approach to your problem. ...Read more

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What do doctors think is the top over-the-counter medicine to cure a yeast infection?

Tx: Monistat is an easy one. 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. ...Read more

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What are the best yeast infection treatments over the counter?

Many choices: There are many over the counter choices available at any local drug store (there will be a separate section). Monistat is a common medication but there are many others. They are all very similar. ...Read more

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Best and easiest way to get rid of a yeast infection? (with over-the-counter meds and home remedies)

Otc for candidiasis: Yeast infections are usually caused by an organism called candida. It causes vaginal itching and, usually, a white discharge. Over the counter medicines are available that are used vaginally. If it doesn't promptly clear up, or if this is a recurring issue, you need to be examined by your doctor and placed on a prescription medicine, which will generally promptly lear it up. ...Read more

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How do I cure a yeast infection when I am allergic to the over-the-counter drugs like Monistat and gynelotrimin (clotrimazole)?

Other medications!: Good morning, there are other medications such as Diflucan (fluconazole) that are prescribed by physicians if there is evidence of infection by yeast. Allergy to Monistat is very rare, but possible. Please visit your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and seek treatment if needed. ...Read more

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What's the best yeast infection cream i can get over-the-counter at pharmacy? And will cream effect my birth control pills? How long until cream work?

What's the best yeast infection cream i can get over-the-counter at pharmacy? And will cream effect my birth control pills? How long until cream work?

Medication for Sale: Doctors are very hesitant to recommend specific products. Any of these medications are most likely cousins to each other or even the same medication under different brands. Of course you can use these products while on the pill. ...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 is a good over-the-counter med to take for a yeast infection?

What is a good over-the-counter med to take for a yeast infection?

yes: If the symptoms go away (itch, burn, discharge) with the otc meds, ok, if not, needs to be seen. ...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