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Suppression: If the offender is c albicans, suppress with Diflucan (fluconazole) once or twice weekly. If atypical yeast ( not c albicans), boric acid capsules vaginally (compounded by a pharmacist) twice daily for two weeks. Also consider probiotics designed for the vagina. This is discussed in detail in ask your gynecologist. For more information www.Askyourgynecologist.Org. ...Read more
Yeast tx: 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 (fluconazole) (oral antifungal). ...Read more
Various reasons: The most common reason people get oral candidiasis or thrush is taking antibiotics which kill off the bacteria that compete with the yeast and thus overgrowth occurs. Thrush also occurs in some women who take birth control pills, in immunosupressed cancer patients on chemotherapy and in aids patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treats the infection: Yeast infections can affect different parts of the body. The yeast infection medication is an antifungal agent or medication used or taken to kill the infection causing fungus. Some antifungal meds can interact with other meds and/or affect the liver. Your doc needs to know if you are on other meds or have any systemic medical problems. ...Read more
Find out the cause: Find out the cause with the help of your physician. Yeast infections are due to a fungus called candida which is normally found in the vagina. However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it can lead to overgrowth of yeast. Some causes of overgrowth: antibiotics, ^ estrogen (pregnancy or some birth control pills), malfunctioning immune system, diabetes mellitus as well as>>. ...Read more
I often get yeast infections or BV, i recently taken the Diflucan (fluconazole) pill to cure the yeast but this clumpy cottage cheeselike discharge won't stop.
Difficult problem...: With recurrence of both infections, this is too complex to expect a clear answer here, especially with HealthTap's charcter/word limits. Some yeast infections are resitant to all "azole" drugs, including fluconazole (Diflucan®). Boric acid capsues or MetroGel® sometimes help prevent recurrent BV. Suggest you find a gyn who subspecializes in infectious diseases. Good luck. ...Read more
Candida albicans: Some feel that high sugar meals promote Candida Albicans growth. This means sweets like cakes, cookies, candy, processed breads, etc. Using whole grain flour may help a little with this because the sugar would be delivered a little more slowly to your system, but it is still sugar. High sugar fruits (pineapple, papaya, etc) might be seen this way also. ...Read more
Longstanding lichen sclerosis -get frequent atypical yeast infections only responds to oral fluconazole/returns 3-4 weeks after i stop meds. Why?
Yes they will: The real question is "is it safe to not take minoxidil" which is a powerful anti hypertensive agent. The drug can cause low pressure, edema, pericardial and pleural effusions. It causes hair growth which may be unwanted it must be used with a powerful diuretic and a beta blocker. If it is used on the skin for hair growth these side effects are uncommon and the additional medications not needed. ...Read more
Vaginal candida: The best way to keep from getting recurrent vaginal candidiasis is to cut sugar out of your diet. But you also may need to re-establish healthy vaginal bacteria especially after taking antibiotics.The best way to do this is by inserting the contents of a lactobacillus acidophilus capsule into your vaginal canal. For more information, please order a consult. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer