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Can A Yeast Infection Cure On Its Own
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
Chronic yeast: If you have recurrent (four or more) yeast infections per year or a chronic yeast infection simple treatments may not be adequate. Please see your physician for treatment in that situation. 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. ...Read more
See your doctor: Your doctor will have to do some special tests to the discharge to make a specific diagnosis and treatment recommendation. ...Read more
Maybe not yeast: Probably you mean 150 mg, the usual dose of single dose fluconazole (Diflucan) by mouth for vaginal yeast infections. Maybe it isn't yeast; you need to see a doctor for sure. It could be an STD, for example. Some yeast infections are resistant to "azole" drugs -- in which case you need doctor's care and prescription. Good luck! ...Read more
Tx: Monistat can be applied to the tip of the penis twice a day. If not resolving in a week, see physician. ...Read more
No sugar: Eating good quality unsweetened yoghurt or taking a good quality probiotic can help treat and prevent yeast infections. Yeast thrives on sugar, so it is very important to remove sugars and processes starches (cereal, pasta, bread) from the diet if you have a tendency to yeast infections. Some yeast infections are caused by antibiotic use and may need a medication to help resolve them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not safer: Once you treat an infection you should be cured. No need to overtrat. I would concentrate in avoiding recurrence by taking probiotics and avoinding extreme heat and antibiotics. ...Read more
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