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Can I Use My Diaphragm If Also Using Cream For Yeast Infection
Avoid.: The chemicals in the cream for yeast infection could possibly damage the latex in condoms and diaphragms, and not make it as effective for birth control. It's recommended to abstain from intercourse if you're using either for birth control and currently using a vaginal cream for yeast infection. ...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
Yes: Try that first. Get checked out if it doesn't improve your symptoms in 3-5 days. ...Read more
Sure but: You can use it, but it won't be as effective during your period. Especially if you have heavier bleeding. I'd recommend an oral anti fungal med while bleeding. ...Read more
I have a yeast infection and i'm using OTC creams. Are there foods/drinks that I should avoid/use to help?
Probiotics: Probiotics, obtained either from food or supplements, are good bacteria that act protectively within your body. Filling your system with these through regular use inhibits nasty harmful organisms like yeast from growing to begin with. Additional benefits include stronger immunity, better digestion, and even better skin. ...Read more
Yes: Showering is fine and mild soaps are ok. ...Read more
Last night was the last day of using the yeast infection cream. Is it okay to use tampons now, or should I wait a few days?
Not best: If you have a vaginal yeast infection, the walls of the canal may be inflamed and irritated. An absorbent foreign body like a tampon may aggravate it. Additionally, the cream may be less effective because it will absorb into the tampon rather than coat the walls well. Let the infection pass, then may resume the tampons. If you are concerned about cream spillage, a "light day" pad will be fine. ...Read more
Yeast infections : Yes you can. It maybe better to first see if it is a true yeast infection by seeing your pediatrician. Redness and pain maybe due to bacterial infection and antibiotics are required. Adults get yeast vaginitis more than children. For a home remedy you can try a vinegar bath (1cup per tub). ...Read more
I believe i might have a male yeast infection on my penis. But it might not be that. Let's assume i use a yeast cream and dont have. Any side efx?
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