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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
Yeast infection: If it’s your 1st possible yeast infection or you aren’t sure if it’s yeast – see your dr. Some tx options include vaginal cream, ointment or suppository for sev. Days (7 to 14 days sometimes). Otc meds include monistat (miconzole), vagistat-1 (tioconazole), femstat (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or mycelex( clotrimazole). Otc meds don’t work ? See your dr. S/he may order Diflucan (oral antifungal). ...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
Here are some meds U: Can use & things that will help out mother nature. Natural approaches to yeast infections: 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 (avoid scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitals. ...Read more
Probably no real dif: Yogurt with live cultures will restore your gut bacteria after antibiotics, and may restore the normal vaginal bacteria ... But it is not clear that yogurt will shorten the course of a vaginal yeast infection by itself. Eating yogurt with live cultures is healthy for your gut and (maybe) vagina in the long run, and definitely helps after antibiotics, but more than that is not known. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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