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Does Mycolog Ii Cream Cure Yeast Infections Or Bacterial Vaginosis
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
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
Does mycolog II cream cure a yeast infection or is it just used for temporary relief? And if so how long will it take to cure a yeast infection?
Yeast "infection": Technically, vaginal yeast "infection" is an overgrowth problem because the natural balance between lactobacilli & yeast has been upset; common causes are antibiotics (kill the lactobacilli), diabetes (more food for the yeast), frequent douching, etc. Mycolog helps decrease the amount of yeast to restore the balance. Many variables determine how long to restore this balance/"cure the infection". ...Read more
What does the discharge of a yeast infection look like? And what does the discharge of bacterial vaginosis look like?
I am almost sure that my husband causes me to have reoccurrent yeast infections & bacterial vaginosis? I need help understanding why?
Yeast infections: don't usually have a strong fish odor. If you aren't sure of the reason - then it is best to be medically evaluated to correctly identify the dx. ...Read more
Difference between bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections? And treatment for the bacterial vaginosis?
Different: Yeast is pretty easy to explain. It is an overgrowth of fungal cells in your vagina. This can cause a thick white discharge and itching. It is very easy to treat and not a serious infection. Bacterial vaginosis is a little trickier. It is an overgrowth of vaginal bacteria which don't particularly belong in the vagina. Increased discharge and odor are the big problems. It is treated with antibiotic. ...Read more
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