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How Long Do Yeast Infections Last If Not Treated
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
Post STD Treatment: It is usually thought that about 48 hours after you complete your treatment you are no longer contagious. This is a good guide i believe. ...Read more
How long after taking terconazole vaginal cream 0.4% do you wait to have sex? and how do I know if the infection is gone ?
Yeast ; sex: Hold off on having vaginal intercourse until your course of treatment is complete and you no longer have redness, itching or burning of vulva. ...Read more
After you've been treated for gonorrhea, how long does it take for the infection to be completely gone? Dont want girlfriend to know.
Gonorrhea: Is a mandatory reportable disease, the health department will be required by law to contact everyone you've slept with, while they can keep it confidential, you're best telling your gf yourself, if you've had sex with her she's probably already got it and you could make her infertile by not telling her. Plus you'll get it again. Man up and don't be a creep - tell her. ...Read more
See your doctor: If there hasn't been any resolution for a month, see your doctor. He/she should be able to diagnose and treat it appropriately. ...Read more
Vaginal yeast: Nuvaring won't cause yeast, but any vaginal manipulation could trigger it -- for example, if your ring was recently inserted. There are several effective over the counter vaginal meds for yeast. Look for active ingredient ending in "azole". All work well; choose based on cost and convenience. But get care first if any doubt about the diagnosis. For example, vaginal discharge usually isn't yeast. ...Read more
Not transmissible: Yeasts are part of the normal germ population of the gastrointestinal tract. Yeast infections are not transmitted but develop whenever there is an imbalance in the body's germ population, such as when you take antibiotics, or when there is a drop in the immunity level. ...Read more
Symptoms gone: Once the itching and irritation of a yeast infection are gone it is fine to have sex again. You can actually have sex while you still have a yeast infection - it will be uncomfortable though. If you do have sex while you are taking vaginal medication for yeast, don't have sex right after you've put the medication in, or it will get wiped out of the vagina and won't treat you. ...Read more
Chlamydia & GC: The treatment times for these two common sexually transmitted diseases depends on the medication used to treat them. I often use meds that are all taken in one day and then counsel my patients that they may be contagious for 48 more hours. Some meds, however are dispensed for seven days. Then the counseling would change until one is fully treated. ...Read more
Variable: If the prostatitis is due to bacterial infection, proper antibiotic treatment should relieve symptoms in a matter of days. However in most cases the cause of prostatic inflammation is not known and antibiotics are not helpful. Unfortunately, prostatitis may be chronic or remitting and relapsing. ...Read more
If you have a viral sinus infection and are now on antibiotics, how long until you are not contagious?
Antibiotics: should NEVER be used to treat viral infection. PERIOD! ...Read more
Bacterial vaginosis: There are many different kinds of vaginal bacteria growing in your vagina which are normal and actually protect you. However, bacterial vaginosis (bv for short) is caused by an imbalance of these different kinds of bacteria. The most common is an overgrowth of gardnerella vaginalis. You may have a frothy fishy discharge, partic after sex. Treat with antibiotics. See an ob/gyn. ...Read more
Usually not much: Prescription medications are that for a reason, because of increased risks if taken inappropriately or improperly. Diflucan (fluconazole) is relatively safe, but can interact with other medications, causing problems from these. Diflucan (fluconazole) also has a rare association with liver failure, and should only be taken if an indication exists and the rest of your medication and medical history has been evaluated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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