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Can Vagisil Cause A Yeast Infection
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
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
No: Dove, caress, or ivory soap for the vulva and nothing inside the vagina as it mechanically removes the 'good bacteria' that prevents infections. ...Read more
A Few Days: If you continue to manifest the symptoms after a few days despite the treatment, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more
I've been dealing with a yeast infection. I'm just using vagisil to take care of the itch. But it seems every other week it comes back? Is that norma?
Might help with itching but won't cure a yeast infection. 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
Unlikely: Vagisil is unlikely to help prevent yeast infection, and might actually cause contact dermatitis. To reduce risk of yeast infections, eat yogurt with active cultures regularly, do not douche, clean your vulva gently, and sleep without underwear to allow air to get to your privates. If you need to take an oral antibiotic, ask your doctor about using a preventative yeast cream. ...Read more
Give it a try:
You may try it, it will not do harm. If you do not feel better in a week, do see a gynecologist for proper evaluation.
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I'm using vagisil for a yeast infection but it has only been lasting 1-2 hours. I'm in pain when it wears off. What cream would u recomend?
Vagisil is worthless: Vagisil doesn't treat yeast. Lousy drug. Only helps reduce itching, doesn't cure anything. If yeast professionally evaluated and confirmed, ask the doc or clinic about the best treatment. If not, see doctor now. Or try OTC treatment; any cream or suppository with active ingredient ending in "azole" (miconazole, clotrimazole, etc), or fluconazole (Diflucan) by mouth. For sure see doc if doesn't work. ...Read more
No: But she can use Monistat. Do not insert into her vagina as it may be traumatic, but use the cream around the vaginal area for 5 days. If it doesn't resolve, take her to her pediatrician for possible diflucan (fluconazole) oral treatment or use Healthtap Prime for a prescription. Good Luck ...Read more
I used a vagisil kit to see if I had a yeast infection or more and it showed I had a 7 pH level. Is this bad?
Hello, I am a male and I have a yeast infection. Do you believe Cortizone 10 is OK to apply on it? Or Vagisil?
Severe yeast infection that isn't relieved by canesten or vagisil and hasn't gone away after taking fluconazole?
Maybe not yeast?: It is very rare that yeast would not respond to one or more of these treatments, so maybe not yeast. With "severe" symptoms and especially if there are open sores, herpes is a possibility. If you've been treating this yourself, it's time to see a doctor for professional diagnosis; or if already in care, perhaps get a second opinion. An NHS GUM clinic would be an excellent source for expert care. ...Read more
Can I use vagisil if I'm getting over a bad yeast infection and took medicine for it but still have some itching and soreness?
To be safest,: Check by calling your provider for go ahead, but it should be okay for reducing those complaints. Note: it will not cure any left over infection. For that — return to the provider. Okay? Take care! ...Read more
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
I just started using Monistat 7 for a yeast infection. Can I use the vagisil wipes also because I have major stinging on the outside?
Yes: Most Monistat supplies come with vaginal cream for the outer discomfort and these do not interfere with each other. ...Read more
Had a yeast infection and my doctor gave me a cream to put up there. I'm also using vagisil to help with the itch. Vagisil is leaving like a burn??
It does burn: Vagisil can burn. You might consider the suppository form. There is a single suppository that you use just once. It does not burn. It is available over-the-counter. ...Read more
I've had vaginial irritation going on 4 weeks now and have been using Vagisil cream on and off and have also been prescribed medication twice. I started to the onset of a yeast infection around the 2nd of August and my doctor prescribed me a FLuconszole o
May not be yeast: If you are not responding to yeast medication then this is a sign it may not be a yeast infection. Your doctor can do a yeast culture to see if you have a type of yeast that is resistant to typical medications. They should evaluate for STDs, contact dermatitis, lichen sclerosis, lichen simplex chronicus and other vulvar disorders. ...Read more
Yeast infection and Monistat stings. Doc suggested using vagisil too. I used extra strength benzocaine 20% 6 or 7 times today. Is that dangerous?
I've had a severe itching, almost burning sensation, around my vulva. At first, I thought it was a yeast infection because it felt similar to one I'd gotten a few years ago. But even after using Vagisil and Monostat, it hasn't gotten better in fact it seem
See a doctor: Yeast infection remains possible; about 10-15% are resistant to the usual treatments. Or perhaps something else, including a possibility of an STD like gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas, etc (if you are at risk). Failure to respond to self-treatment for yeast always should be followed right away by professional evaluation. See a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more