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I have a question about yeast infection, took a one day treatment, six days later and symptoms are still present?

I have a question about yeast infection, took a one day treatment, six days later and symptoms are still present?

Let your doctor: Know. A yeast infection usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. It may take longer for those who are immunocompromised. ...Read more

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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Ok I think I have a yeast infection I done a one day OTC treatment and was wondering how long til it starts to relieve the itching, burning and pain?

Ok I think I have a yeast infection I done a one day OTC treatment and was wondering how long til it starts to relieve the itching, burning and pain?

Resistant Yeast: Symptoms normally improved quickly (within a day or so) after treatment with the right anti-fungal medicine. About 15% of the time, the yeast will be resistant and require a different medicine. ...Read more

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Had a yeast infection before, had sex while on fluconazole on day 6 of treatment. Is that why I have a current one 3 weeks later? Treating now.

Recurrent yeast: I doubt this had anything to do with it. I suspect, however, that yeast 'likes you' for some reason - and I would try to find out 'why'. For example - have you been checked for diabetes? How about recent antibiotics? You should have a complete check up to identify 'why' this occurred. To me, it means something and I would want to find out. Hope you recover soon. ...Read more

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Does the Monistat 7 treatment creme for yeast infection work?

Does the Monistat 7 treatment creme for yeast infection work?

Yes: This medication use to be a precription formula. Don't let it's over-the-counter status make you think it's not a powerful anti yeast medication. If you keep getting yeast infections, you may want to add a good living probiotic as a supplement as a deficiency of healthy gut bacteria is a set up for chronic yeast over growth. ...Read more

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Can you explain the difference between chronic yeast infections and recurring yeast infection? & Which one needs prolonged treatment (6months-1year)?

TomaytoTomatoPotayto: For practical purposes there is no difference. If you want to get picky chronic means all the time and recurring means it comes and goes (with therapy or without). Either could require prolonged therapy but it depends on where the infection is and a lot of other things to consider.
But as far as therapy goes, you'd probably need prolonged therapy for either a chronic or recurring infection ...Read more

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Best OTC oral treatment for yeast infection? Or would Monistat work better?

Monistat: There are no good OTC treatments for vaginal yeast infections. Monistat or mycelex (clotrimazole) would work better. ...Read more

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I had a yeast infection and got treated but my clitoris is still red and has a white paste. Did the treatment not work since it only treated inside?

I had a yeast infection and got treated but my clitoris is still red and has a white paste. Did the treatment not work since it only treated inside?

Yeast & smegma is: Jointly or individually can account for the white paste. Clitoris is red from irritation or inflammation. Need to clean and remove smegma from between labia, and use the anti fungal cream between labia and on the clitoris. Good luck. ...Read more

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Diagnosed yeast infection & BV treatments didn't work. What could I hav dat makes the butt area feel like it's burning too & the vagina & outer area?

Diagnosed yeast infection & BV treatments didn't work. What could I hav dat makes the butt area feel like it's burning too & the vagina & outer area?

No butts about it!!: You gotta rash there? Any blisters? That burning could be Herpes. Don't freak! Just have it looked-at. It has a pretty typical look: lotta redness and small blisters. Could get really irritated and may get infected with something else, so get an in-person exam. And feels like an attack of hornets if I Also, have a good think about what you might have been doing lately--stress? Intimate contact (s)? ...Read more

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Persistent yeast infection unresponsive to one time doses of fluconazole and itraconazole. Now have rash on perineum. Do I need a longer treatment?

Resistant yeast: Some yeast strains are resistant to all the "azole" drugs, and more prolonged treatment won't help. These infections need treatment with other drugs like nystatin, flucytosine, or other drugs. Your diagnosis needs to be confirmed by a doctor who understands resistant yeast; follow his or her advice on treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it ok to do 2, 3-day yeast infection treatments back-to-back? And how long does it take for symptoms to disappear?

Yes, but: After finishing a 3 day yeast infection treatment most women will notice that most of their symptoms of itching and cottage cheese discharge have improved a lot. It can take several more days for the yeast symptoms to be completely gone. If they are partly improved, then it's ok to take a second 3 day course. If they're only a little better then it may not be a yeast infection - get checked. ...Read more

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What to if I am on my last day of treatment and I still have a yeast infection?

Talk to doctor: It is recommended that you consult with your physician if sxs are not responding within a week. ...Read more

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I had a yeast infection and had a 3 day treatment but I still feel some itchiness?

I had a yeast infection and had a 3 day treatment but I still feel some itchiness?

Maybe something else: Lingering itch is not too unusual, but it may be dermatitis or chafing. Topical creams may take a week. Give it a bit more time, then consider using some hc cream for only a couple days to treat lingering irritation (not long term!). ...Read more

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Can I use another 1 day/night treatment for my yeast infection or should I wait?

Inadequate info: What have you already used? How long has it been since tx ended? Is this a verified yeast infection? A yeast infection usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. It may take longer for those who are immunocompromised. ...Read more

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Is the 3 day treatment for yeast infection affective?

Yes: Three day topical treatment is a standard treatment for vaginal yeast infection. However, the treatment will only work if the correct diagnosis has been made. Failure to respond to the treatment suggests another diagnosis. ...Read more

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I just got done with a three day yeast infection treatment but for some reason I'm still itching worse than before. What could be wrong?

Something or nothing: Perhaps 3d antifungal treatment wasn't adequate duration. Or you might have resistant infection. Or non-yeast infection. Best to go see your Family Doc, GYN or Planned Parenthood for evaluation if standard antifungal treatment doesn't resolve your symptoms. ...Read more

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I just used yeast infection 1 day treatment and all of the symptoms are gone but now I have orange and pinkish spotting. What's going on?

Spotting: It could be from vaginal irritation, a minor glitch in your cycle, early pregnancy or an infection. If it persists more than a day or two, then see a gyn specialist. ...Read more

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I have three days left of my 7 day yeast infection treatment. Is it safe to use a tampon now? This is the first infection I've had, so I'm not sure.

If bleeding, yes: If you are on your period then yes, please use the tampon. If you are using the tampon for other reasons, then wait until your treatment course is over. ...Read more

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I received treatment for a yeast infection 3 dosages for 3 nights I completed treatment today How long before I'm okay? Terconazole 3-day regimen 0.8%

I received treatment for a yeast infection 3 dosages for 3 nights I completed treatment today How long before I'm okay? Terconazole 3-day regimen 0.8%

More: I typically recommend a 5 or 7 day treatment when my patients have a yeast infection. Sometimes the 1 or 3 day treatments aren't sufficient. If you've completed the 3 day treatment and your symptoms (pain or itching) are gone, then hopefully you've been fully treated. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have sex day after yeast infection treatment?

Is it possible to have sex day after yeast infection treatment?

Sure: If you were having pain in the vagina it may still be uncomfortable; if you used a vaginal cream preparation it may be messy, but nothing - other than if you feel ready - to stop you from having sex. ...Read more

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Started using 3 day treatment last night for yeast infection and second dose tonight itching and irritation is worse is this normal and go away?

Yeast treatment: If you're very uncomfortable while waiting for the three day treatment to clear the infection, try an antiyeast vaginal cream that has a corticosteroid in it as well. Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) cream is one. Your gynecologist is best qualified to advise you however. ...Read more

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I went to the doctor 2 days ago. I was told I have a yeast infection. I started the three days treatment the same day. How long will it take to clear?

I went to the doctor 2 days ago. I was told I have a yeast infection. I started the three days treatment the same day. How long will it take to clear?

Yeast treatment: If it is topically up to 2-3 weeks. A diflucan (fluconazole) pill may work within 72 hours. This can be purchased over the counter. It may need to repeated times 1 in 7 days. Insure all partners are treated at the same time and there is no sex until both of you are adequately treated. ...Read more

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I put a gyno canesten ovule last night to treat a yeast infection. It was the last of a 3 day treatment. This morning I woke up with a pink/orange dis?

Vaginal spotting: Sounds like you may be having some menstrual spotting if it is in between your periods. Those yeast creams are usually white, so if you get some bleeding, it will look pale orange or pink mixed with the cream. If your symptoms don't clear up, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Are the chances high of getting a yeast infection after my last metrogel 5 day treatment? Should I get fluconazole now from my dr?

Metronidazole: It is always possible to get secondary yeast infections with any antibiotic therapy, but would hold off on using fluconazole until the infection appears, assuming it does. ...Read more

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Monistat 3 day treatment didn't cure my yeast infection. I still have inching and pain during sex. What should I do?

Monistat 3 day treatment didn't cure my yeast infection. I still have inching and pain during sex. What should I do?

Time: Please give yourself a chance to heal before having sex. A yeast infection usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. ...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