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What's the best way to treat a yeast infection?

What's the 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

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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 way to treat a yeast infection?

What is the best way to treat a yeast infection?

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

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What's the best way to treat yeast infection and what to stay away from as far as foods?

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 more

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What is the best way to treat a vaginal yeast infection/ itching/burning?

What is the best way to treat a vaginal yeast infection/ itching/burning?

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 more

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What is the best way treat a severe yeast infection? when should I be worried?

What is the best way treat a severe yeast infection? when should I be worried?

"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

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What is the best / easiest way to treat a yeast infection?

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

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What is the best thing i can get from rite aid to treat a yeast infection?

Prescription: You can but medications over the counter for this problem or you can get a prescription for oral or vaginal medication for vaginal yeast infections. See your doctor it the otc meds do not work.. ...Read more

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What's the best way to kill off a yeast infection?

What's the best way to kill off a yeast infection?

Depends : On the location of the infection . Topical creams is effective for skin infections. For vaginal infections inteavaginal creams usually work but sometimes oral works oral medications are required for nail infections ...Read more

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What's the best way to get rid of an yeast infection?

Vaginal yeast: Vaginal yeast infections can be treated with antifungal medicines that are inserted directly into the vagina as tablets, creams, ointments or suppositories. Proper treatment cures up to 90% of vaginal yeast infections within 2 weeks or less, often within a few days. ...Read more

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What is the best way to deal with bacterial or yeast infection?

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 more

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What is the best way to cure a vaginal yeast infection once and for all?

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

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What is the best way to cure an oral yeast infection? I took fluconazole and that didn't work. Any other suggestions?

What is the best way to cure an oral yeast infection? I took fluconazole and that didn't work. Any other suggestions?

Candidiasis: I tend to use Clotrimazole lozenges. It is what I have found works the best. I think topical treatments work the best. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure a male genital yeast infection?

What is the best way to cure a male genital yeast infection?

Antifungal cream/ora: You can try local antifungal creams which will work most of the time, sometime you may have to use oral fucunozole. ...Read more

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What is the BEST way to get rid of male yeast infection on penis?

If you are sure: That is what it is lotrimin (clotrimazole) applied 3 times a day should work. If it doesn't it's not yeast . ...Read more

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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