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Treating A Yeast Infection
Yes..: Many over the counter products such as vagisil, vagistat1, monistat etc..Can be quite effect..If that is the correct diagnosis. If doing it right for the correct diagnosis, your symptoms should subside quite promptly. If not, please consult your doc asap because some stds can present like a yeast infection, but treatments are different.. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Recently had protected (condom) sex after being treated for uti & bv and yeast infection in two week time frame. Now period is 4 days early, very very thin, bright red & watery which it has never been before. usally is much darker and thicker. Amount of
Weird period: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
Over the counter med: Vaginal itching and a cottage cheese-like discharge could be signs of a vaginal yeast infection. You can try using over the counter yeast infection medication (like miconazole) if you have these symptoms. If the symptoms persist after this treatment, it should be evaluated by a doctor since it could mean a different diagnosis. ...Read more
Yeast where?: Although tinactin (tolnaftate) tends to work on yeast infections as well as fungal ones, it's not meant for areas other than the skin. If you think you have a yeast infection elsewhere (like a vaginitis), i would not apply tinactin (tolnaftate) there. There are better and more specific products out there to deal with that, and the best advice would come from your gynecologist. ...Read more
Yeast Treatments: Over- the- counter medicines for yeast infections include: Micon 7, Monistat, Vagistat, Gynazole, Femcare, Gyne-lotrimin & Mycelex. OTC meds include Monistat (miconzole), Vagistat-1 (tioconazole), Femstat (butoconazole) (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or Mycelex( clotrimazole). ...Read more
Yes: Yes, continue your treatment during your period. ...Read more
Incomplete treatment: Frequently yeast infection need to be treated a second time or on a weakly basis for a few weeks . If you have not seen a doctor and self treated with over the counter medication, it would help to get tested as a lot of time bacterial vaginal infection are misdiagnosed as recurrent yeast infection. ...Read more
Same as w/o: your period - except it may be better to use a pad because each time a tampon is removed it can also remove some of the anti-fungal cream that is in the vagina. Take care. ...Read more
Yeast infection: It depends somewhat on where it is. If it is thrush, then you will need an oral Nystatin suspension to treat. If it is on the skin, and you are sure it is a yeast, then a Clotrimazole otc anti-fungal cream should be ok, but you may want to run that by your paedeatrician first. If it does not show clear improvement after a 2-3 days of treatment you should have your baby seen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Vaginal yeast: Nuvaring won't cause yeast, but any vaginal manipulation could trigger it -- for example, if your ring was recently inserted. There are several effective over the counter vaginal meds for yeast. Look for active ingredient ending in "azole". All work well; choose based on cost and convenience. But get care first if any doubt about the diagnosis. For example, vaginal discharge usually isn't yeast. ...Read more
OTC topical antifung: There are numerous otc antifungals available from your friendly pharmacist, assuming of course that your self diagnosis is correct. ...Read more
Med eval: 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
I think that I have a yeast infection but I'm not 100% sure so I don't know exactly how to treat it. ?
Vaginitis: if you have itching and burning and sometimes ewelling of your private area, this is most likely fungal infection. When there is a cheesy secretion this is definitely a fungal infection that you may try to treat with over the counter vaginal applications of anti fungal creams ( usually there are applicators to insert intravaginally) . The duration of the treatment depends on the product. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a yeast infection and every time I treat it it comes back, what could be the problem? I also have an IUD
IUD, recurrent yeast: Incompletely treated yeast is a common cause. If you used one-day or 3-day treatments before, try a 7-day course next time. Also, women will have intercourse more often after an IUD is placed, and that may lead to frequent yeast infections. There is no proof that an IUD causes this, and this is not a reason to remove the IUD. For unexplained frequent yeast, HIV test is a good idea to be safe. ...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
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