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External Yeast Infection Treatment
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
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
Options.: Otc meds include monistat (miconzole), vagistat-1 (tioconazole), femstat (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or mycelex( clotrimazole). Otc meds don’t work ? See your dr. S/he may order Diflucan (oral antifungal) that is taken once (occasionally needs multiple doses for complicated cases). Some require maintenance tx. ...Read more
Mouth,skin&genitals: Male yeast infection is not not that common in men with intact immune symptoms, it can happen in any part of body but more common in mouth, skin and genitalia oral yeast is called thrush and in skin can cause rash penile yeast infectionis irritation, itching, and soreness of head of penis and may show white blisters and redness.It may also cause burning durind urination and it is called balanitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed today with yeast infection (1st time ever). Took medication for treatment, but is there anything else to help w/discomfort? Ibupro?
You're right: Yes, ibuprofen is a good choice to help relieve your discomfort while waiting for the infection to resolve with treatment. Naproxen and acetaminophen are 2 other over-the-counter options which would be similarly effective. Naproxen and ibuprofen should not be taken together. Avoid anything intravaginal such as feminine hygiene products (douching) which is more likely to worsen the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a question about yeast infection, took a one day treatment, six days later and symptoms are still present?
I had a yeast infection, took OTC treatment & symptoms went away. I used a 'soft cup' days after and there was cottage chz like substance, is yi gone?
I've had a yeast infection, but no access to treatment, for 3 weeks. But now the symptoms are disappearing. Is it going away on its own?
Probably: Many people get various infections which healed on their own with the help of your strong immune system prior to the development of all the current medications we have. If caught early, keeping the area dry (yeast loves moisture) and avoiding sugary foods will help you naturally reach balance again. ...Read more
Yeast infections: It is possible that if you dilute white vinegar soltuion with water 1 part vinegar and 2-4 parts water the problem will be helped. ...Read more
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