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Doctor insights on: Creams For Yeast Infection

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Im using vanos cream for yeast infection --okay?

Im using vanos cream for yeast infection --okay?

No: It is steroid cream which will make yeast infection spread worse after a few days. Where is yeast? Try micatiin or lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream instead. Otherwise see physician for prescription cream or pills. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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Took 1 oral pill and 3 day cream for yeast infection. Helped but still a bit uncomfortable, should it have gone away? What do I do

Took 1 oral pill and 3 day cream for yeast infection. Helped but still a bit uncomfortable, should it have gone away? What do I do

Give it more time: It often takes 5-7 days for yeast infection symptoms to clear up on treatment. Since your symptoms are improving, hang in for a few more days. If you still have symptoms a week after starting treatment, contact the doctor or clinic where you are being treated. ...Read more

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Can you use hemorrhoid cream for yeast infection?

No - different meds.: Hemorrhoid creams are usually to reduce inflammation ; yeast creams are anti-fungals. ...Read more

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Can I use my diaphragm if also using cream for yeast infection?

Can I use my diaphragm if also using cream for yeast infection?

Avoid.: The chemicals in the cream for yeast infection could possibly damage the latex in condoms and diaphragms, and not make it as effective for birth control. It's recommended to abstain from intercourse if you're using either for birth control and currently using a vaginal cream for yeast infection. ...Read more

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Can I use the tercanzole cream for yeast infection while im on my menstrual cycle?

Can I use the tercanzole cream for yeast infection while im on my menstrual cycle?

Sure but: You can use it, but it won't be as effective during your period. Especially if you have heavier bleeding. I'd recommend an oral anti fungal med while bleeding. ...Read more

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I used 2% miconazole cream for yeast infection and now when I get aroused nothing is coming out of my vagina?

I used 2% miconazole cream for yeast infection and now when I get aroused nothing is coming out of my vagina?

See below: I believe your issue is not related to Miconazole. Reported side effects are abdominal cramps, burning, itching with this medication. Everyone reacts differently to different medications. If problem still persists consult your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Prescribed betaderm/clotrimaderm cream for yeast infection. My foreskin is getting dry. Is this cuz i'm applying too much? Doc told me only thin film.

No steroids: The betaderm part of the cream you're using contains a steroid, which can cause problems when applied to delicate tissues like the foreskin. In addition, steroids can stimulate the growth of yeast. It would be better to use a pure antifungal cream (e.g. Clotrimaderm) without the steroid component. ...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


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more