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Doctor insights on: Can I Use My Diaphragm If Also Using Cream For Yeast Infection

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Can I use my diaphragm if also using cream for yeast infection?

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

Dr. Warren Foster
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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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Can you use hemorrhoid cream for yeast infection?

Can you use hemorrhoid cream for yeast infection?

No - different meds.: Hemorrhoid creams are usually to reduce inflammation ; yeast creams are anti-fungals. ...Read more

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Can I use the tercanzole cream for yeast infection while im on my menstrual cycle?

Can I use the tercanzole cream for yeast infection while im on my menstrual cycle?

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

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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

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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?

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?

Tampons in yeast inf: Best to wait a few days for maximal comfort. You can take acidophilus or another supplement like Flor-a-Stor to prevent yeast recurrence, too. ...Read more

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Is it bad to use a tampon while getting rid of a yeast infection and using cream?

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

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Can I use adult, over the counter, yeast infection cream on my two year old?

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

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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?

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?

Unlikely : in general the topical medications have side effects due to allergic reaction of the components. I would try that if you wish that you may want to discuss this with your physician ...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