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Does pregnancy cause yeast infection? What kind of medicine is safe to take during pregnancy to help with yeast infection?

Does pregnancy cause yeast infection? What kind of medicine is safe to take during pregnancy to help with yeast infection?

Yeast infection: These are quite common in pregnant women particularly during the second trimester. During pregnancy physicians recommend vaginal creams and suppositories only. The oral medication, Diflucan (fluconazole) (a single-dose medication), has not been proven safe during pregnancy and lactation. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can a yeast infection give any effects during my pregnancy?

Can a yeast infection give any effects during my pregnancy?

Yes. Get it treated: Although this is not something that happens often, it is possible for vaginal yeast to cause intrauterine inflammation and preterm labor. Yeast infections are common in pregnancy. Call your OB today to get a prescription for the yeast. Avoid over the counter treatments until you've discussed them with OB. Clotrimazole for 7 days is considered safe, but there are other creams that OBs prefer. ...Read more

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Can a thrush yeast infection hurt my baby if not treated?

Can a thrush yeast infection hurt my baby if not treated?

Depends on variables: Many infants with a thin skim milk layer of thrush would do fine without treatment and remain asymptomatic.Some will develop enough irritation to the same mucous membranes inside the cheeks and lips that it will bleed occasionally and the kids will fuss during feedings.I routinely treat them all but realize that for many it is transient and may clear on its own. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use coconut oil to cure my yeast infection? I'm 11 weeks pregnant! And can a yeast infection harm my baby?

Is it safe to use coconut oil to cure my yeast infection? I'm 11 weeks pregnant! And can a yeast infection harm my baby?

Over the counter: Vaginal yeast medications are readily available at any pharmacy. This is the treatment. Coconut oil is not known to be a cure for vaginal yeast. Yeast infections do not have a baby but they are quite uncomfortable for the mother. Since medication is easily available there is no reason to suffer ...Read more

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Is there any medicine I can take (homeopathic/ over-the-counter / prescribed) to treat my anxiety during my first trimester of pregnancy? Can't sleep

Is there any medicine I can take (homeopathic/ over-the-counter / prescribed) to treat my anxiety during my first trimester of pregnancy? Can't sleep

Yes: there are several medications and some OTC things that will help you. However, when you are pregnant you really should have everything you take approved by your OB or FP whoever is caring for your pregnancy. Give their office a call. They will have some suggestions for you, or want to see you to help you with this problem. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 28 weeks pregnant and didn't realise I could not take the canesten oral tablet for thrush, will there be any harm done to the baby?

Hi I'm 28 weeks pregnant and didn't realise I could not take the canesten oral tablet for thrush, will there be any harm done to the baby?

Pregnancy Category C: from what I can tell, this is a pregnancy category c medication.... "risk not ruled out." See: http://bit.ly/1GbhyMU but at the same time, keep in mind that "risk" doesn't mean that your baby will be affected. ...Read more

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Can yeast infection medicine make you spot.

Can yeast infection medicine make you spot.

Yes: If it's topical or local treatment , not taken by mouth meds. Can cause the spoting. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection harm baby and i'm only 8 weeks can I take diflican or other pills for it?

Can a yeast infection harm baby and i'm only 8 weeks can I take diflican or other pills for it?

Yeast: Yeast infection has very low risk for your baby. Often babies are born with yeast in their mouth from exposure during delivery. This is called thrush and is easily treated by your pediatrician. Additionally, it would be safe to take a Diflucan (fluconazole) pill. ...Read more

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What medication can I take during pregnancy to help reduce recurrent vaginal yeast infections?

What medication can I take during pregnancy to help reduce recurrent vaginal yeast infections?

Make sure it's yeast: Studies show that many "yeast infections" are bacterial imbalances or even normal secretions. During pregnancy, an increase in discharge is normal. It's best to have your provider do an exam to target the treatment to the correct diagnosis. During pregnancy, especially, it's best to be certain of the diagnosis. This will prevent incorrect therapy and avoid delay in identifying the true culprit. ...Read more

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I'm 26 weeks pregnant & have taken 8 diflucan (fluconazole) pills for yeast infections during my pregnancy by my ob. Didn't know it was category c! have i hurt baby?!

I'm 26 weeks pregnant & have taken 8 diflucan (fluconazole) pills for yeast infections during my pregnancy by my ob. Didn't know it was category c! have i hurt baby?!

Diflucan (fluconazole) - pregnancy: It is extremely unlikely that Diflucan (fluconazole) caused any harm to the baby. Most studies have shown the medication to be safe. High doses used less than 10 weeks of gestation are one exception. The overall risk is low, especially if you had a normal anatomy ultrasound at 18-22 weeks. ...Read more

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What can untreated BV do to baby 31weeks pregnant? Prescribed Flagyl but hesitant to take, can I cure naturally and still have a vaginal delivery?

What can untreated BV do to baby 31weeks pregnant? Prescribed Flagyl but hesitant to take, can I cure naturally and still have a vaginal delivery?

Flagyl: The use of Flagyl during pregnancy has been controversial because of findings in animal studies. As a result it is best to use after the second trimester has begun it should be noted that there has never been a report of any problem taken during pregnancy of humans the choice is yours. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Gaviscon during prenancy? Does it have any side effects? Any other good ways or med to ease heartburn during pregnancy ?

Is it safe to take Gaviscon during prenancy? Does it have any side effects? Any other good ways or med to ease heartburn during pregnancy ?

Liquid antacids safe: Liquid antacids are not systemic. They stay within the gut, and won't have any affect on pregnancy. One simple and fairly frequent side effect is loose stool, because the liquid antacid is not fully absorbed, and will create some watery effect on the stool. Reduce heartburn during pregnancy by trying not to gain too much extra fat. Best position during sleep, slight elevation head of the bed. ...Read more

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Is diflucan/fluconazole safe for men to take once for a yeast infection? Affect sperm count? If i dont have yeast infection can it cause one?wat happn

Is diflucan/fluconazole safe for men to take once for a yeast infection? Affect sperm count? If i dont have yeast infection can it cause one?wat happn

Would be safe,...: ...but why would you consider it if you don't have a yeast infection? Certainly the drug itself cannot cause a yeast infection. Even if a sex partner has a vaginal yeast infection, you probably don't need treatment yourself. Yeasts are normal on our skin, genital area, inside our intestines, etc, and people don't usually catch it from their partners or anyone else. ...Read more

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Do homeopathic yeast infection pills have yeast in them?

No, not necessarily: Homeopathy matches symptoms between patient and remedy, not the organism you might feel is responsible for those symptoms. Depending on the patient and his/her symptoms, effective remedies could come from plant, mineral, or animal kingdoms -- or even some could be prepared from various fungi. But containing yeast would not be required for a remedy to work. ...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


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