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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

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

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 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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How to treat a yeast infection?

Anti-yeast medicatio: Here in the States, anti-yeast (anti-fungal) medications are available at most pharmacies w/o prescription. if these don't work (assuming you take as directed & follow the directions), there's a good chance that you may not have a yeast infection - in which case you should see your Family Doc or Gyn for definitive diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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

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

Get an antibiotic: There are antibiotics made just for sinus infections. Surprisingly, not all types of antibiotics work for all parts of the body in the same way. See your doctor for the proper prescription. ...Read more

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Best way to treat an ear infection?

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Best way to treat an ear infection?

Otitis media: If acute, antibiotics and pain meds, if unrelieved needs myringotomy to let out pus. If chronic, you may need tubes, if mastoid infection is present may need mastoidectomy. ...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 over-the-counter way to treat a urinary tract infection?

What is the best over-the-counter way to treat a urinary tract infection?

Fluid and cranberry : Serious urinary tract infections (UTI) require antibiotics. However, many people have asymptomatic utis or symptomatic ones that go away without intervention. If you drink plenty of fluid and have frequent urination to flush out bacteria and decrease urine stasis, it decreases the risk of infection. Cranberry juice has been shown to help decrease UTI as well, but not perfect. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure a yeast infection?

Vaginal?: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 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 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 an easy way to treat a male yeast infection caused by antibiotics?

What is an easy way to treat a male yeast infection caused by antibiotics?

Where is it?: Do you have thrush in your mouth? Diarrhea? A rash? Any or all of these can be caused by a yeast infection after antibiotic use. Since you specify "male," I am guessing that you have a rash in the genital area. Use an over-the-counter fungal cream and see if that helps. Nystatin or clotrimazole can help, for itch relief sooner can mix it half and half with hydrocortisone cream: 7 days max. ...Read more

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What is done to treat a yeast infection?

Treated with...: ...Anti-fungal medications like nystatin, Fluconazole or many others. The type and location of the infection also helps determine what's used. A genital yeast overgrowth, for instance, is not going to be treated the same way as thrush in a baby or systemic yeast in someone with a damaged immune system. ...Read more

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How to confirm a yeast infection?

How to confirm a yeast infection?

Smear and culture.: This is due to candida species of fungus, diagnosis of which is made by wet smear that is confirmed by culture growth. ...Read more

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

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

Treat the cause: A simple vrial infection/cold may last a few days; a wk or so for viral bronchitis and flu (cough may last 3 wks). Cough suppressant, fluid, rest often do the trick. The so called 'walking penumonia' and pertussis may linger for wks to months if not properly treated. Smokers/cystic fibrosis people may have chronic bronchitis. Consult doc for eval if symptoms lasting too long. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can there be a way to treat yeast infection with pills?

Yes: Your physician may order Diflucan (fluconazole) (oral antifungal) that is taken once (occasionally needs multiple doses for complicated cases). ...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 is an inexpensive way to get rid of a yeast infection?

Many methods: Speak to your gynecologist or primary care doctor for recommendations that would be most appropriate for you. ...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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Best way to get rid of a bad vaginal yeast infection?

Can try oral meds: If you failed monistat-type therapy, i think it may be time for pill based. ...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