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Best Over The Counter Yeast Infection Treatment
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
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
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
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
Different options: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. If you have a yeast infection 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 >>. ...Read more
Taking fluconazole, will pill alone treat yeast infection or do I need the over-the-counter 3 day treatment cream kit as well? So uncomfortable : (
Yes: If you still have significant discomfort in 48 hours, repeat meds or go to your provider. ...Read more
I need an over the counter vaginal yeast infection treatment without propylene glycol. I'm allergic. Gyn said yeast inf and to treat with over counter?
Propylene glycol: Is an inactive ingredient, so you need to reathe labels carefully or ask the pharat the drug store to help you out, best wishes ...Read more
On keflex have developed a yeast infection down there given meds for that by can't take yet. Can I do over the counter cream treatments for now???
No need to wait: Why can't you take the yeast treatment yet? You don't need to finish your cephalexin (Keflex) first. If in doubt, check with the doctor's office where it was prescribed. But if you want to start OTC yeast treatment, that would also be OK. Choose any product with active ingredient ending in "azole" (miconazole, clotrimazole, etc). ...Read more
Wat is a good way to get rid of a yeast infection not responding to over-the-counter treatments or diflucan (fluconazole)?
May not be yeast: Vaginal infections that don't respond to the over-the-counter creams and Fluconazole may not be yeast infections. Bacterial vaginosis and other vaginal infections may cause similar symptoms. You should have a pelvic exam to look for those things. If it is yeast, you may need a longer course of medicine. You may also need to help "good bacteria" grow by taking probiotics or cultured yogurt. ...Read more
Here's a list.:
These are reasonable choices:
Gyne-Lotrimin or Mycelex (clotrimazole)
Gynezol or Femstat (butoconazole)
Monistat (miconazole nitrate)
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
I'm 40 weeks pregnant and I know I have a yeast infection. Which over-the-counter medicine would be the best method, 1day treatment, 3 day treatment, or 7 day treatment especially since I could deliver any day now? Are generic yeast medications okay as we
Rec: one day: They are all similarly effective and generic is fine. Since you're so close to delivery I recommend a one day treatment. Congrats in advance on your baby! ...Read more
How much is over-the-counter yeast infection cream /medicne? Which is the best? Do you have to have a doctors refural to get this medication?
Yeast infection: See your friendly pharmacist and they will be happy to help you out. Good luck, . ...Read more
Any one is ok: May use Monistat 7Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
What is the best way to get rid of a yeast infection fast without using over-the-counter medicine?
Keep the area dry: Corn starch, baby powde, if chronic try acidophilis tablets. ...Read more
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
How do I cure a yeast infection when I am allergic to the over-the-counter drugs like Monistat and gynelotrimin (clotrimazole)?
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
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
Can over the counter Miconazole Nitrate cream, or Miconazole Nitrate Vag cream treatment for yeast infections interact with my birthcontrol LoMedia24Fe?
I had a yeast infection, took OTC treatment & symptoms went away. I used a 'soft cup' days after and there was cottage chz like substance, is yi gone?
How can I tell the difference (symptom-wise) between jock itch and male yeast infection? Is there a recommended OTC treatment that'll cure both?
Pattern: Jock itch or tinea cruris usually has flaking or scaling at the edges in the groin area or thigh. It also expands in continuous circles or rings. Yeast infections tend to be brighter red and at the edges will have small scattered red dots or satellite lesions which are near the edge but may not touch the edge. Both can be treated with topical cream like ketoconazole or loprox (ciclopirox). See a dermatologist. ...Read more
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