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Best Way To Treat A Yeast Infection
Mild or severe: Mild - leave it alone to clear up if causing distress or if it extensive - treatment depends on where it is and what it is. Hair, nail - meds by mouth skin, vaginal - meds topically or by mouth. ...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
OTC Creams: Over the counter antifungal vaginal creams containing Miconazole or Clotrimazole are effective means of treating the usual vaginal yest infection. Oral medications are no more effective for this problem and are best used for systemic infection. Vaginal creams are less convenient, messier, but do not have the rare risk of liver failure found in the oral medication. 7 day use is most effective. ...Read more
Are you sure ?: Many women think that all vaginal irritation is a yeast infection. It could be bacterial vaginosis, and std, or some other issue. Chronic yeast infections always make me worry about diabetes. Go back to see your physician or healthcare provider to be sure this is really a yeast infection. If you have recently been treated with antibiotics, then a yeast infection is more likely. Eat yogurt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antifungal medicines: There are several products available otc such as vagisil and monistat which can be quite helpful. Gentle cleansing with mild soap/warm water and use of above products. They only work for fungal/yeast infections and nothing else, thus make sure it is the right diagnosis. So, if your symptoms don't get better with such treatment, consult doc for an evaluation..Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
"Azole" drug: There are many treatments, including over the counter ones, mostly with active ingredient ending in "azole" (clotrimazole, miconazole, fluconazole, etc). However, severe cases need check for problems that predispose to yeast, especially diabetes. See a doctor to confirm the diagnosis and get proper treatment. If you try OTC treatment, for sure see doctor if not better in 3-4 days. Good luck! ...Read more
Medication: First of all, you need to make sure you have a yeast infection before you treat yourself. Many women misdiagnose their condition and should be seen to confirm the diagnosis unless you have been properly diagnosed a number of times and know exactly what your symptoms are. Once you are sure, you can use oral medication, vaginal cream, or suppositories. ...Read more
What is the best way to treat a minor perineal tear that occurred from sex? Currently treating a yeast infection as well.
Yeast: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not possible.: You will always have a small amount of the organism ( candida ) living on your skin surface. Normal skin bacteria compete with yeast and do not allow them to grow enough to cause an infection. However, when you take an antibiotic enough bacteria my be killed on the skin or in the vagina to allow the yeast to overgrow and cause an infection. ...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
What is the best way to cure an oral yeast infection? I took fluconazole and that didn't work. Any other suggestions?
If i had vaginal yeast infection for more than 3 years with mild symptom, what is the best way to cure the infection? Can it be completely cure?
Chronic Yeast: Infection warrants evaluation ; treatment by a physician - vice just reaching for an otc product. ...Read more
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