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External Yeast Infection
Itchy vulva. Won't go away. Been two months. No external yeast infection creams work. Help please!!
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
Can family doc treat skin issues near vulva or do I need a gyno? Had external yeast infection, now itchy (on outside) from using gold bond spray.
YOUR FAMILY DOCTOR: Your family doctor can treat that and you should consult him/her ...Read more
Was prescribed Diflucan (fluconazole) 100mg for external vaginal yeast infection To take for 4 days in a row? I read it's very hard on liver..is this safe?!
It is ok : 100 mg daily for 3 days should be safe, unless you have an underline problem or sensitivity to this medication. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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