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How do I treat a yeast infection?

How do I treat a yeast infection?

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

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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How do I treat a yeast infection while menstruating?

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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How do I treat a yeast infection on the penis?

How do I treat a yeast infection on the penis?

Topical cream: You want to make sure that this is the correct diagnosis. There are other diseases that can cause a skin lesion on the penis. If it is yeast you usually will use a prescription antifungal cream. ...Read more

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How do you treat a yeast infection?

Yeast: Yeast infections may be treated with OTC meds such as: Clotrimazole, Miconazole, Butoconazole & Tioconazole. Sometimes oral medication like diflucan (fluconazole) may be needed. Take care. ...Read more

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What is done to treat a yeast infection?

Treated with...: ...Anti-fungal medications like nystatin, Fluconazole or many others. The type and location of the infection also helps determine what's used. A genital yeast overgrowth, for instance, is not going to be treated the same way as thrush in a baby or systemic yeast in someone with a damaged immune system. ...Read more

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What do i use to treat a yeast infection?

OTC vaginal cream: Cottage cheese discharge with itching is the most common symptom of vaginal yeast infections. There are several over the counter vaginal creams to treat vaginal yeast infections. Monistat (miconizole), Gyne Lotrimin (clotrimazole) are 2 examples. Your pharmacist can make a recommendation also ...Read more

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How do you treat a yeast infection at home?

Over the counter med: There are a variety of otc products for this. Go to drug store and get antifungal such as Miconazole or clotrimazole. Ask pharmacist for help. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat a yeast infection?

What can you do to treat a yeast infection?

Treating 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

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How do you treat a yeast infection on a male?

How do you treat a yeast infection on a male?

Depends...: It all depends where it is( I assume for your question is genital?), and how severe it is. If on the genital area and just a rash over the counter clotrimazole can help. If severe should definitely see a doctor for evaluation and prescription as needed. ...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