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What are the best over the counter remedies for Bacterial Vaginosis?

What are the best over the counter remedies for Bacterial Vaginosis?

Prevention: repHresh helps with prevention but for treatment you really need antibiotics which aren't available over the counter in this country. Sorry I can't be of more help ...Read more

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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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Good over the counter medicine to treat yeast infections ?

Good over the counter medicine to treat yeast infections ?

Yeast infections: There are several over the counter yeast treatments. A natural treatment is Azo. The anti-fungal treatments are monistat, gyno-lotrimin and terazol (terconazole). There is quite a bit of resistance to these medications, but of the three I have better results with gyno-lotrimin, We frequently use oral diflucan for yeast treatment, however, this is available by prescription only. Good Luck ...Read more

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What the best over counter pill for a yeast infection in the vagina?

What the best over counter pill for a yeast infection in the vagina?

Yeast Treatment: Vaginal creams are typically placed inside the vagina with an applicator to kill off the yeast that cause yeast infections. Vaginal creams, sometimes called "antifungal creams, " usually come packaged with an applicator that helps you measure the right dose. Common examples: gyne-lotrimin or Mycelex (clotrimazole) gynezol or femstat (butoconazole) monistat (miconazole nitrate) vagistat-1. ...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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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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Which Clotrimazole cream is the best for over the counter ?

Yeast treatments: You must mean which yeast cream, right? All OTC "azole" treatments are equally effective: clotrimazole, miconazole, terconazole, and several others, including single dose fluconazole (Diflucan) by mouth. If you're sure you have a vaginal yeast infection, choose whichever product is cheapest and/or most convenient for you. ...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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Over the counter treatment for trichy? Without a prescription.

Over the counter treatment for trichy? Without a prescription.

Trichomoniasis (?): If you are asking about treatment for trichomoniasis (commonly known as: Trich), a common sexually transmitted disease (STD), there is no over-the-counter treatment available. Trich requires treatment with a specific antibiotic, metronidazole (Flagyl). It is the only drug that should be used to treat trichomoniasis. If you think you may have trich, you should be tested and treated appropriately. ...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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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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What over the counter medicine for jock itch?

What over the counter medicine for jock itch?

There R a few.SPRAYS: -opps hit the wrong key. sprats, ointments, creams. Tinactin (tolnaftate) is 1 that comes 2 mind. Just go 2 a pharmacy and look around if embarrassed, otherwise ask a worker where the athletes foot meds R. same thing, different area. not able 2 find a picture. ...Read more

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Best of the counter cream for phimosis?

Best of the counter cream for phimosis?

Here are some ...: What you have is probably just a long redundant retractable foreskin, to which topical application for infection / inflammation is possible. The common OTC agent is antifungal cream with or without steroid - 1% hydrocortisone. You may try it but consult Doc as needed for unforeseen events. But for long overall health, don't ignore practicing low-risk healthy lifestyle without obsession. Best wish. ...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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Is there a drug sold over the counter that can help treat a Genitle infection ?

Is there a drug sold over the counter that can help treat a Genitle infection ?

Yeast infection: If you have a fungal or yeast infection there are topical creams that can be used. If you have a sexually transmitted disease then you need to see a doctor and get prescription medications. ...Read more

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Bladder infection. Can i take over the counter medicine?

Bladder infection. Can i take over the counter medicine?

No: Bladder infections need antibiotics, and some may work better than others. Your doctor needs to see you to decide which one is best. You CAN, however, take over the counter AZO which can help the pain but this is not a cure. ...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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What's the best over the counter medication and the safest for treating pinworm ?

What's the best over the counter medication and the safest for treating pinworm ?

Ask the pharmacist: At your local drug store, pyrantel is the generic used in the USA OTC, but read the labels carefully, and more importantly is to be sure that it is pinworm infestation not something else, good luck ...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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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 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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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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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