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Doctor insights on: Can You Use Antifungal Cream For A Yeast Infection

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Dr. James Chapman
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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


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Is it okay to treat a severe vaginal yeast infection with only antifungal cream or should it be treated with both oral and cream?

Is it okay to treat a severe vaginal yeast infection with only antifungal cream or should it be treated with both oral and cream?

Yes: It is my bias that yeast vulvo/vaginitis is a local infection and is best treated and responds best to local therapy, i.e. vaginal creams/suppositories. So yes, ok to treat only with cream. ...Read more

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How do you insert cream for a yeast infection? Do u rub it around all the way in there? What are the steps?

Applicator: Often times creams for yeast infections come with applicators similar to a tampon applicator that allows you to apply the medication into the vagina as needed. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Yeast Infection (Definition)

Clinical illness due to a fungus which exists in a yeast form is the definition. Some fungi only form yeasts and some are dimorphic, having both a yeast stage and a stage in which they form a mesh-like network of a ...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