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Does Dettol Cure Yeast Infection
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
Dettol: Reminds me of my childhood summers in ireland! dettol is an admisture of a phenolic compound, chloroxylenol (4.8%) mixed w/pine oil, isopropanol, castor oil, soap ; water. Phenolic compounds have fungicidal and germicidal activity. It is great for cleaning surfaces and disinfecting skin surfaces (small area for short period of time) but it would be too irritating and toxic for mucosal surfaces. ...Read more
Yeast infections : Mycolog ii is an anti-fungal and is used for yeast infections. If your treatment fails to relieve your symptoms, you may have BV (bacterial vaginosis) which is usually treated with Flagyl pills/gel or Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) cream. See your doc if your symptoms persist for an exam and testing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Certainly can: In appropriate use.Get a more detailed answer ›
Unlikely: Vagisil is unlikely to help prevent yeast infection, and might actually cause contact dermatitis. To reduce risk of yeast infections, eat yogurt with active cultures regularly, do not douche, clean your vulva gently, and sleep without underwear to allow air to get to your privates. If you need to take an oral antibiotic, ask your doctor about using a preventative yeast cream. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just the opposite: Doxycycline has no effect on yeast. In fact, by suppressing normal bacteria, doxy can promote growth of yeasts. If you think you have a yeast infection, for sure don't treat yourself with doxycycline. If you need doxycycline for another reason (chlamydia, for example) and believe you might also have acyeast infection, talk to your doctor about adding anti-yeast treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It may.: 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 friction against vaginal tissues (intercourse) and douching. ...Read more
1-3 days: 1 to 3 days is usually all that is needed taking the 200mg tablet. ...Read more
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