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How long does the yeast infection last when u start on birth control and u get it?

How long does the yeast infection last when u start on birth control and u get it?

Not a cause: Starting birth control doesn't cause a yeast infection. Try an over the counter treatment if you have the symptoms of a yeast infection. If it doesn't go away, see your provider. ...Read more

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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 long does a normal yeast infection last for ?

How long does a normal yeast infection last for ?

Depends: If you are not using anything to treat a yeast infection may linger for weeks. If you are using a medication to treat it it may go away in 1-2 days. ...Read more

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How long is it normal for a yeast infection last?

How long is it normal for a yeast infection last?

Yeast: It usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. For immune compromized people it could last longer. ...Read more

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On average, how long will a yeast infection last?

Antifungal meds: A yeast infection usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. It may take longer for those who are immunocompromised. ...Read more

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How long can a yeast infection last after taking diflucan (fluconazole)? Anything else i can do about huge symptoms?

How long can a yeast infection last after taking diflucan (fluconazole)? Anything else i can do about huge symptoms?

Varies: Diflucan (fluconazole) works about 98% of the time when taken in three doses (one a day, every other day, for three doses). It can take 2 to 5 days for the symptoms to clear up. If the symptoms persist, see your doctor. If the symptoms reoccur (happens about 10% of the time) re-treatment and suppression may be required. ...Read more

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How long can a yeast infection last? I been having a lot of itching n burning sensation can it be something else than a yeast infection?

How long can a yeast infection last?  I been having a lot of itching n burning sensation can it be something else than a yeast infection?

It may or may not: Be a yeast infection. When it doubt get it checked by a physician. A yeast infection usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. It may take longer for those who are immunocompromised. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will the yeast infection last?

Can someone tell me how long will the yeast infection last?

With treatment.: A yeast infection usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. It may take longer for those who are immunocompromised. ...Read more

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How do you catch a yeast infection and how long does it last?

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

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How long should I expect a yeast infection to last? Is it sexually transmitted?

No STD: Yeast infections in females are typically not considered sexually transmitted, although a ping-pong effect between partners may promote recurrent yeast infections. Most yeast infections, when treated, disappear within 24 hours. However, it depends on the strain of the yeast, and certain strains of yeast can be stubborn to treat. ...Read more

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I would like to consult I think I am experiencing yeast infection. What would be the treatment for this and how long will it last?

A yeast infectiion: by the more common yeasts can be treated by local treatment (vaginal tablets) , systemic pills (anti-yeast medications usually one or two dosages days apart) or BOTH.
Consult your GYN or Family physician.
Hope this is helpful
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Can someone tell me how long will yeast infection last after taking medication?

With antifungal meds: A yeast infection usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. It may take longer for those who are immunocompromised. ...Read more

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How can I test for a male yeast infection? How long can it usually last without treatment?

How can I test for a male yeast infection? How long can it usually last without treatment?

Yeast infection can: last forever w/out treatment. Symptoms can include white spots in throat, urethra and penis itch or pain, and itching anus. Please see your doc for a simple blood test. Treatment can be Western meds such as Nystatan and elimination of sugar indiet and good probiotics. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have a UTI and a yeast infection. Today is my last day of antibiotics. How long should I wait to treat the yeast infection?

I have a UTI and a yeast infection. Today is my last day of antibiotics. How long should I wait to treat the yeast infection?

Can treat: Immediately and wouldn't wait for it to become overwhelming. If topical otc ineffective after 2 days contact your doctor for oral antifungal. ...Read more

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I am believed to havea penile yeast infection. I've treated with Fluconazole and monstat 7. How long should it last? I've treated it with medication for 3 days and creme for 6 days.

Maybe not yeast: Persistence after these treatments suggests the problem may not be yeast; or a yeast infection resistant to the "azole" drugs. Often the diagnosis of a genital yeast or fungal infection is an educated guess by the doctor. Best to contact the doctor's office for advice about next steps -- which might include referral to a dermatologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a yeast infection an tonight is my last night doing Monistat 7. I was wondering how long I should wait till I have intercourse?

IF: No symptoms or discharge, then next day should be ok. Ideally, protected intercourse (condom) to be sure he isn't accidentally carrying it, oh-and prevent std/preg/etc. ...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