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Itchy vulva. Won't go away. Been two months. No external yeast infection creams work. Help please!!

Itchy vulva. Won't go away. Been two months. No external yeast infection creams work. Help please!!

Vulvar itching: Have the area examined. There are other infections that can cause itching. If it is yeast then a medication by mouth may be more effective. It also may be something you are coming into contact with that you are sensitive to, such as latex. All the best. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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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Could diflucan (fluconazole) be used for external yeast infections?

Could diflucan (fluconazole) be used for external yeast infections?

Maybe but .....: Diflucan (fluconazole) would not be the first choice and would only work if the infection were caused by a susceptible yeast infection. Broad spectrum topicals like Clotrimazole would be the first choice. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat yogurt while taking Nystatin tablets? (Tablets prescribed for an external vaginal skin yeast infection)

Is it ok to eat yogurt while taking Nystatin tablets? (Tablets prescribed for an external vaginal skin yeast infection)

Fluconazole: Yes. Fine to take together and should not cause a problem. Keep your yogurt high in probiotics and make sure it is an active culture yogurt. ...Read more

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Was prescribed nystatin tablets for external vaginal skin yeast infection (3 times a day for 21 days). How many days does it take to begin working?

Yeast infection : Should begin working within a day or two. If you haven't had any change in your symptoms by day 3, or if they begin to worse whole on the prescription, give your healthcare provider a call. It could be that it's not a yeast infection, or there might be another process going on as well, requiring a different treatment ...Read more

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How long will a topical (internal and external) yogurt treatment relieve yeast infection symptoms?

How long will a topical (internal and external) yogurt treatment relieve yeast infection symptoms?

Prevention: Some people place yogurt in the vagina to tx yeast infections (but there is no clear research to back claims of its benefits). The average yogurt you buy in the grocery store has dead cultures. Consider eating yogurt with live cultures or kefir. There is a prebiotic product called luvena (vaginal wipes). The wipes are not a treatment for candidiasis but do help vaginitis. ...Read more

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Yeast infection symptoms?

Yeast infection symptoms?

Itchy..: ...With yellow curd like discharge and red vulva. Often confused with vulvar skin irritation which may be treated with 1% Hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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Is yeast infection painful?

Is yeast infection painful?

Symptoms include..: Vaginal itching and a cottage cheese-like discharge could be signs of a vaginal yeast infection. You can try using over the counter yeast infection medication if you have these symptoms. Pain is not typically a symptom of a yeast infection, and should be evaluated by a doctor since it could mean a different diagnosis. ...Read more

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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