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

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela Dr. Duchicela
Family Medicine
10 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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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. Amrita Dosanjh
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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Daniel Szekely Dr. Szekely
General Practice
40 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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Dr. Justin Diedrich Dr. Diedrich
Gynecology
10 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Hector Chapa Dr. Chapa
Obstetrics & Gynecology
21 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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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

Dr. Bryan Levey Dr. Levey
Pediatrics
23 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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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

Dr. Michael Swor Dr. Swor
Obstetrics & Gynecology
36 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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Dr. Carrie Cannon Dr. Cannon
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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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

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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I have a yeast infection and treating it with Monistat 3. Now my boyfriend is having symptoms. What cream can he use and for how long?

Prob not yeast : Yeast is not sexually transmitted and other than jock itch men don't get yeast infections of the penis. It sounds to me like there may be something else going on. The best thing to do is for both of you to schedule a visit for testing. Stds must be excluded. ...Read more

Dr. John Goldman Dr. Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
51 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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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

Dr. David Duncan m.d. Dr. Duncan m.d.
Family Medicine
38 years in practice
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
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I have a yeast infection and my dr prescribed diflucan (fluconazole) with betamicoter cream. i stopped applying the cream since 5 days. is it safe to re-use it?

Yes: its safe, but you would need a good reason to restart it. If you are having frequent yeast infections, you might think about having some lab work done to check for diabetes. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Yelena Kipervas Dr. Kipervas
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Rodney Pollary Dr. Pollary
Pediatrics
43 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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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

Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Cause I use yeast infection cream while on my period?

Cause I use yeast infection cream while on my period?

Yes: If you are using intravaginal creams they may wash out more rapidly during your period, but it should not be a problem using them. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Is it ok to use monistat cream for a yeast infection & vagisil cream for itching at the same time ?

Is it ok to use monistat cream for a yeast infection & vagisil cream for itching at the same time ?

Yes: These will do what you want at the same time and they will not interfere with the action of each other. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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The box of my yeast infection cream says that I can use it while I'm on my period, but wouldn't the flow cause the cream to come out?

The box of my yeast infection cream says that I can use it while I'm on my period, but wouldn't the flow cause the cream to come out?

Some of the: medication may exit the vagina - but some should remain. Tampons are not recommended because removal of the tampon may force medication out of the vagina. ...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