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No answer: "Mild allergic reaction"??????What is that????? Yes, it will still reduce the population of yeasts. MOST, not all, but MOST of the time a person thinks they are "allergic" to a med they are mistaken. Unless you provide details about the "mild" reaction, I will assume that you are not sensitive to fluconazole. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a yeast inf. I don't have any medication like fluconazole at the time being. Could I use PB-8 14 billion probiotic to kill off bad yeast ?
Will help, also...: Yes, taking probiotics both by mouth and inserting vaginally at bedtime usually helps. There are many other home remedies that may help.See http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/yeast_infection.html for hundreds of people writing about what has and has not helped them. Many report probiotics help but other remedies like Boric Acid (available without Rx at pharmacies) & apple cider vinegar can help too. ...Read more
Yeast infection med:ciprofloxacin qty:20 days:10/ 2 a day. Second medication was fluconazole qty:3 days:1 every 3 days. Still having white discharge?
I took 150mg of Fluconazole to treat a YI. Is it OK to try to conceive this month? I was on cycle day 3 when I took the medication.
Why isn't diflucan (fluconazole) over-the-counter ? Why are some medication OTC and some precription only ? What goes into fda making a decision to go OTC ?
Side effects: The main reason medications are prescription vs over the counter concerns the side effects of the medication. If a medication has many side effects, it is the doctors responsibility to be sure it is safe for the patient to use. Otc drugs generally have less side effects or complications. ...Read more
I am believed to havea penile yeast infection. I've treated with Fluconazole and monstat 7. How long should it last? I've treated it with medication for 3 days and creme for 6 days.
Maybe not yeast: Persistence after these treatments suggests the problem may not be yeast; or a yeast infection resistant to the "azole" drugs. Often the diagnosis of a genital yeast or fungal infection is an educated guess by the doctor. Best to contact the doctor's office for advice about next steps -- which might include referral to a dermatologist. Good luck! ...Read more
Help please! is diflucan (fluconazole) or any other oral yeast infection medication available over the counter?
No: The pills are still by prescriprion only. ...Read more
Are there any medications besides diflucan (fluconazole) or miconzole cream for vaginal yeast infections?
What medication should I suggest to the doctor to clear my lungs from the black mold? I took diflucan (fluconazole) for 30 days already & it's coming back thanks
Fungal lung problem: We need to know if it invasive infection, unlikely, vs colonization, is it blastomycosis or aspergillosis, itraconazole rather than diflucan, (fluconazole) or even more potent medicines would be needed to treat blastomycosis, aspergillosis on the other hand is a colonization not infection, and treatment is mainly by steroids, you need an Infectious disease specialist together with an allergist / pulmonologist ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whats the best medication to treat yeast infections that a doctor can prescibe? Excluding diflucan (fluconazole)
I have a yeast infection and my doctor prescribed me a generic brand of diflucan (fluconazole). Can I drink wine while taking this medication? The wine is 5% alch.
Not a great idea: Wine or alcohol is metabolized through the liver, and fluconazole also depends on the liver for processing. You don't want to over do it, so the professional advice here is to abstain. You want to get better and get this infection over with, rather than cause some other problems like liver damage. Sorry but that's the truth as I see it. Call your doc if you have other major concerns. ...Read more
What would a good OTC topical medication be to use on the labia following a yeast infection that has been treated with diflucan (fluconazole). The labia is blister?
Not that I have seen: have not seen any reports of false positives, or heard from any patients with false positives from any antifungal medication of this class. ...Read more
I am taking fluconazole 400mg/day for my systemic candida. I there health dangers with the drug at that dose for 6 weeks?
Fluconazole use: Yes - you definitely need to be monitored if you are on long term anti fungal therapy - especially at a 'high dose' as you are on. I recommend at least weekly chemistry tests (checking the kidneys) and LIVER TESTS (checking the liver functions). Fluconazole can inflame the liver - and your doctor should be helping keep track of these things. Also, I recommend you see an ID doc if you have Candida ...Read more