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How Can I Treat A Yeast Infection
Can't get in to see dr for 4 wks. How can I treat a yeast infection? Also have severe lower stomach pains. 4 days now
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
Yeast: If it’s your 1st possible yeast infection or you aren’t sure if it’s yeast – see your dr. Some tx options include vaginal cream, ointment or suppository for sev. Days (7 to 14 days sometimes). 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 (fluconazole) (oral antifungal). ...Read more
Before you all say see a doctor, I'm here just for advice. I wanted to know how can I naturally treat a yeast infection that comes from diabetes.
No need to see a doc: Once set in, there's not much that will take care of it aside from good old Monistat which is obtainable over the counter. With regard to prevention, maintaining adequate control of your blood sugar will help. Never douche. Avoid seeking antibiotics for simple stuff like a common cold (though if your doc prescribes them as necessary, take them). Probiotic (yogurt) consumption may help, won't hurt. ...Read more
Over the counter med: 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 (like miconazole) if you have these symptoms. If the symptoms persist after this treatment, it should be evaluated by a doctor since it could mean a different diagnosis. ...Read more
Yeast infection: I assume it is vaginal. There are OTC preparations (clotrimazole).Take oral probiotics/ yogurt to prevent . If not vaginal (can have it in mouth or GI tract) will need evaluation. Though vaginal yeast infections are common would check for diabetes. In any case going to an urgent care/doctor may be helpful ...Read more
Same as w/o: your period - except it may be better to use a pad because each time a tampon is removed it can also remove some of the anti-fungal cream that is in the vagina. Take care. ...Read more
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