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Cortizone For Labia Yeast
Cortisone is a naturally produced hormone in the body, produced by the adrenal glands. It is often used as a potent medication for inflammatory disease. In serious cases, it is a "wonder" drug, and can be life saving. However, long and continuous use can cause many serious and uncomfortable side effects. Hydrocortisone is a topical skin variety and much ...Read more
Ketoconazole: Ketoconazole cream is an antifungal agent that works against yeast. Clobetasol is a strong steroid that will supress inflammation and make it seem better but it will not kill the yeast, just hide it. Also clobetasol is extremely strong for the penis. It will cause skin atropy. ...Read more
Can I use clotrimazole vaginal cream for itchy butthole, and I'm currently using it for fungi infection on inner thighs.
On fluconazole for yeast infection/skin irritation/rash. skin around vag opening is peeling, using clotrimazole & hydrocortison. How long until better?
A few days: Symptoms should be improved within 2-3 days and pretty much gone in a week or so. If not, check back with the doctor or clinic where you are being treated. Good luck! ...Read more
GYN prescribed lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) cream for external vaginal area redness/itching - is this safe?
Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) has a high: potency steroid so typically i do not recommend this be used on genitalia ...Read more
There are causes: For itching other than infection. Causes of vaginal itching include yeast infections; vaginitis; contact w chemicals (douches, detergent, feminine spray, contraceptive foam/ jelly or ointments or creams); stress; pinworm; menopause (vaginal drying); precancerous lesions ; stress. See your doctor if uncertain about the cause of your itching. ...Read more
Prescribed OXISTAT for female groin skin yeast infection to apply to labia, groin, perineal & Anal skin - is this cream safe for these areas? Help!
Yes: it is safe for those areas. Good luck on recovery! ...Read more
Can you use hydrocortisone or Monistat outside of vagina and labia before pap for yeast infection and itching?
Topicals are ok: Using these creams outside the vagina should not affect your pap. ...Read more
Does vagisil work for yeast infections, thrush, irritation, itchiness, redness, burning on the vagina?
Vagisil: Vagisil is an otc (over the counter) preparation only, and has no antifungal medication in it, so it won't "treat" a yeast infection. It is a mild topical anesthetic (benzocaine) and merely treats the symptoms. You will need a prescription from your doctor to treat the yeast, if present. ...Read more
No: You could but it would make it worse. You need an antifungal cream. ...Read more
I'm using Gyne Lotrimin 7 for a yeast infection plus diflucan (fluconazole). Will this help cure my vaginal yeast infection?
Yes: but only one of the 2 treatments is needed ...Read more