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How Do I Treat A Yeast Infection At Home
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
Water & cranberry: Drinking lots of water and taking cranberry extract can clear a bladder infection. But at age 47, it's possible that lowering estrogen levels may be causing the tissue in the urethra and base of the bladder to be thin and easier to get infected. If the symptoms don't clear or come back after clearing, it's best to be seen by a doctor. ...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
Number of options: Over the counter meds, gentian violet on tampon to apply into vagina. Avoid high carb diet, luvena. Avoid non breathable clothes. Sanitize underwear with hot hot water. Avoid underwear...Let it air out. Ceylon cinnamon in diet. Manuka honey in diet. Yogurt or unpasteurized apple cider vinegar in diet........Get book the yeast connection. Gentle gentle douching with half peroxide and water.. ...Read more
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
You don't: Unless it is a yeast infection, u can get otc yeast meds, you need to see yoru gyn for proper diagnosis and treatment as many diff bacteria can cause an infection and u can have yeast and bacteria at the same time, u can get on pro-biotics to help prevent infections but probiotics or acidolphilus pills will not treat the infection. ...Read more
Easy: We are all colonized with yeast, usually candida albicans. If your immunity is profoundly reduced, or if the acidity and other factors in the vaginal barrel are right you may get it. Babies frequently get thrush which is yeast infection in the mouth, and people may get secondary yeast infections after treatment with antibiotics reduces the bacteria which previously inhibited the yeast growth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a doctor: Don't self treat a yeast infection unless you are certain of the diagnosis. At your age of 16, it is unlikely you've had many yeast infections and therefore it should be professionally confirmed. If you are sexually active, an STD may be likely if you have discharge. And not sure why you're asking about shaving. Pubic area shaving irritation or pimples usualy is not yeast. See a doctor soon. ...Read more
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