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Can I Use Vagisil For A Yeast Infection
Not a treatment: A yeast infection is an infection from a fungus and requires an anti-fungal antibiotic like Clotrimoxazle. Vagisil is a topical anesthetic that decreases the itching and burning symptoms but does nothing to treat the fungal cause of the infection. You can use Vagisil for the itching and pain but you must treat the fungus at the same time.with a vaginal anti-fungal medication. Physician follow up. ...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
Discontinued in US: I'm surprised you can even get this nowadays. It is a topical anti fungal (nystatin) but is also has a corticosteroid cream (triamcinolone) that is an effective anti-inflammatory med. It's usually used for fungal skin infections (tinea corpus) with secondary inflammation. You can't or shouldn't use it vaginally.If used in skin areas, call your doc if there's no improvement in 3-4 days. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Monistat: there is no problem with using Monistat while still on your antibiotics. ...Read more
Will Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help with a yeast infection? What can I use to cure a yeast infection?
Anti fungal: You can use an otc medicine like monistat. If that doesn't work, see your doctor for a prescription anti fungal medicine. ...Read more
No!: Topical corticosteroids inhibit cellular immunity, just exactly the wrong thing for yeast, because it thereby promotes yeast growth, even though its antimflamatory properties make you feel better. Treat yeast with an antifungal after a certain diagnosis has been achieved at your doc's office. ...Read more
Yes: As long as it adequately treats the condition, it is appropriate. The bigger question however, is what is causing the recurring infections? A consultation with your physician would be in order............ ...Read more
Not by itself: Yeast infections often have an inflammatory component to them. Topical steroids can reduce some of that inflammation but will not (by themselves) resolve the infection. There are combination anti-fungal/topical steroid combination creams/lotions that are much more effective than Hydrocortisone alone. ...Read more
Allergic: Please contact your doctor and let her/him decide the best medicine for you. ...Read more
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