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Can Yeast Infection Cure Itself
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
Chronic yeast: If you have recurrent (four or more) yeast infections per year or a chronic yeast infection simple treatments may not be adequate. Please see your physician for treatment in that situation. 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads. ...Read more
See your doctor: Your doctor will have to do some special tests to the discharge to make a specific diagnosis and treatment recommendation. ...Read more
Maybe not yeast: Probably you mean 150 mg, the usual dose of single dose fluconazole (Diflucan) by mouth for vaginal yeast infections. Maybe it isn't yeast; you need to see a doctor for sure. It could be an STD, for example. Some yeast infections are resistant to "azole" drugs -- in which case you need doctor's care and prescription. Good luck! ...Read more
Tx: Monistat can be applied to the tip of the penis twice a day. If not resolving in a week, see physician. ...Read more
No sugar: Eating good quality unsweetened yoghurt or taking a good quality probiotic can help treat and prevent yeast infections. Yeast thrives on sugar, so it is very important to remove sugars and processes starches (cereal, pasta, bread) from the diet if you have a tendency to yeast infections. Some yeast infections are caused by antibiotic use and may need a medication to help resolve them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not safer: Once you treat an infection you should be cured. No need to overtrat. I would concentrate in avoiding recurrence by taking probiotics and avoinding extreme heat and antibiotics. ...Read more
If i recently cured a yeast infection but still have the same symptoms, should I use even more medicine?
See a doctor: If it came back or did not go away after you used the medication, you should see a doctor. ...Read more
Would it be safe for me to treat for a former yeast infection to make sure i cure it even though it was a while ago?
I've had a yeast infection and i want to cure wit naturally, i don't want to take any pills. What are some remedies?
To treat yeast: Without yeast medication. Yeast grow on sugar so avoid sweets, fruit juice, limit fruit to 2 servings per day, avoid alcohol, avoid simple carbs and limit complex carbs. Avoid unneeded antibiotics. Boric acid capsules can treat yeast. You can make your own or use yeast arrest vaginal suppositories. If this doesn't work use over the counter yeast cream - yeast infections can be uncomfortable. ...Read more
You may try any of the OTC remedies such as Vagisil, Monistat or Azo. You may consult this site for more information on this topic.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Diaper rash: If you are talking about a yeast diaper rash, keep the area clean and dry. Change diapers frequently when needed. Apply a small amount of a anti-yeast cream such as Lotrimin AF/clotrimazole at each diaper change. The rash should improve within a few days. If it isn't better, or it's getting worse, see your child's doctor. ...Read more
Yes: Where/what kind of infection? Skin infection can be treated with topical antifungals. Urinary tract infection can usually be cured with fluconazole. Although many strains are relatively resistant to fluconazole(diflucan) the high levels achieved in urine overcome this. An invasive infection that is Diflucan resistant may need voriconazole or an echinocandin(micafungin). ...Read more
I've done quite a lot of research on how to cure yeast infection in women with little or no hope. Has anyone got a way out for me?
See your doctor: Which md gave the diagnosis to begin with? If that doctor diagnosed it to be yeast then she will treat it. There are a great many books that describe all sorts of generalized symptoms that most people have had in their life and call it yeast. If that is the basis of your diagnosis it is time to see a physician. Find out if you have anxiety or are experiencing depression. ...Read more
I think I have a yeast infection and i'm reading about it online, but is it as horrifying and hard to cure as the internet makes it seem? I'm scared
Not complicated: Most yeast is easily treated with non-prescription creams (monistat, gynelotrimin (clotrimazole) or generics) available at all pharmacies. If the yeast comes back often, you may need more treatment from a provider. If the yeast follows a precription for antibiotics, be sure to ask for yeast medicine in the future if you need to take antibiotics. ...Read more