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

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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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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If I have anal yeast infection do I need to apply the antifungal cream internally or just apply it to the skin outside?

Immunocompromised?: Fungal Proctitis occurs in Immunocompromised patients, Fungi like Candida albicans are normal inhabitants of the colonic and anorectal mucosa so most of the time they do not attack the rectal mucosa!
I immunocompromised patients they may invade it in which case best to treat them with oral antifungal agents like Fluconazole tablets!
If the infection is on the outside topical lotrimin cream is ok ...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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I had a yeast infection and I have to takr a antifungal cream still for 5 days and I just got a kidney infection can I starte the antifungal cream?

You can but..: You can continue the antifungal cream, but with the use of antibiotics for the kidney infection may have to repeat again the yeast medication. ...Read more

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Lotrimin ultra antifungal cream with butenafine hydrochloride OR lotrimin antifungal cream with clotrimazole to cure male yeast infection?

Lotrimin ultra antifungal cream with butenafine hydrochloride OR lotrimin antifungal cream with clotrimazole to cure male yeast infection?

Both are effective: Both products are antifungals. Though chemically different, they are both FDA approved and prescribed to treat "jock itch" and "athlete's foot". ...Read more

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I had protected anal sex (receiving) on December 4. Shortly after, I developed a yeast infection on my anus as diagnosed by planned parenthood. Treated with antifungal cream and went away. For a week now, I've had pain in my urethra. Neg. UTI.?

I had protected anal sex (receiving) on December 4. Shortly after, I developed a yeast infection on my anus as diagnosed by planned parenthood. Treated with antifungal cream and went away. For a week now, I've had pain in my urethra. Neg. UTI.?

Separate problems: You cannot get a urethral/penile STD from receptive anal sex. But if the sexual contact, or another recent contat, include urethral/penile exposure, perhaps that's the explanation. Any discharge? Painful urination? Penile blisters, sores, etc? Return to the clinic for additional evaluation. Good luck! ...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

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Last night I started terconazole 0.8% vaginal cream for a yeast infection & woke up with horrible gas pain that has lasted all day! Related?

Last night I started terconazole 0.8% vaginal cream for a yeast infection & woke up with horrible gas pain that has lasted all day! Related?

HighlyDoubtfulBut...: You didn't eat it, did you? Good (believe me, it's happened).But even if you did, I don't think you'd get horrible gas pains."Abdominal pain"is listed as a side effect for about 3% of users but not severe & anyways, that's a small %-which I kind of doubt as a causal relationship. Try and think of other things that may have caused your pain. Also, if you are brave, try it one more time and see what happens ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable of fermenting ...Read more