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Per dr. I'm 30w pregnant, using gentian violet for yeast infection on nipples as well as Monistat 7 cream internally and on nipples. Your pro opinion?

Per dr. I'm 30w pregnant, using gentian violet for yeast infection on nipples as well as Monistat 7 cream internally and on nipples. Your pro opinion?

Gentian violet/monis: Although gentian violet is effective locally for yeast and has been used in babies for thrush in the past before we had better alternatives, it is a little messy and makes a little coloured mess and can stain the clothes.You are usin monistat lacally which is more effective and can be used on nipples and in vagina as well. That is my honest opinion. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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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infection diagnosed as yeast. Std tests negative.Used gentian violet and whenwashed it off meatus had yellow infection. Picture here imgur.com/hFBHiti

If you are: looking for diagnostic information and to upload photograph - then you may wish to use HealthTap Concierge or Prime instead of medical education portion of site. Take care. ...Read more

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How to cure a vaginal yeast infection with gentian?

Messy, messy, messy: Gentian violet is a surgical marking solution that is very messy if used as a anti fungal agent. As far as i know this is no longered considered to be an effective medication although I do see it offered in homeopathic pharmacies. ...Read more

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Can men get yeast infection?

Can men get yeast infection?

Yes: This is more likely in men who are not circumcised. ...Read more

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Does yogurt help a yeast infection?

Yeast: Some women 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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Home remedies for a yeast infection?

Light and air: Yeast does not like light most of all. Think of ways like heat lamps to use light therapy. Careful not to burn yourself. The area needs to be dry so use air by having the site open. ...Read more

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Help! yeast infection. What can I do?

See below: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What does a yeast infection look like?

Yeast: Symptoms of a yeast infection in a woman may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. Men with yeast infections may have burning or itching at the urethra (hole in the penis). There may be a red rash as well. ...Read more

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Can you get a yeast infection from sex?

Can you get a yeast infection from sex?

Possible: Particularly if partner has fungal groin infection, uncircumcised or STD which can alter vaginal flora or otherwise predispose. Condoms can help reduce risk. ...Read more

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