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Doctor insights on: How Often Should I Take My Diflucan To Treat Vaginal Yeast Infection

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Dr. Austina Cho
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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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One pill of diflucan (fluconazole) 150mg would be sufficient if u have vaginal yeast infection for first time and is not too severe. Earliest reply is requested?

Yes: That's the dose usually given by the doctor and I suppose, and since it is an anti fungal it must have been given by your doctor after proper evaluation that that is what you have. ...Read more

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Is fluconazole use for a vaginal yeast infection?

Yes: Fluconazole is an anti-fungal treatment. It treats vaginal yeast infections, which are caused by candida species (yeast). ...Read more

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Prescribed fluconazole for vaginal yeast infection. Liver warnings scare me! How common is liver damage with one pill?

Very uncommon: The possibility of liver irritation is more for those who are on this medication chronically. It is safe to take to get rid of your yeast infection. ...Read more

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Vaginal yeast infection since 6 mnths. Several doses of fluconazole. Infection comes back. Vaginal swab +ve for fungus. Used pessaries too. Itching an?

Vaginal yeast infection since 6 mnths. Several doses of fluconazole. Infection comes back. Vaginal swab +ve for fungus. Used pessaries too. Itching an?

Preventive treatment: Recurrent Candida vaginitis (CV) is usually due to failure to eradicate the infection rather than reinfection. Candida is part of the normal vaginal flora and is usually asymptomatic. Taking Fluconazole (Diflucan) weekly for 6 months, or OTC anti fungal vaginal creams for 10 days followed by a weekly vaginal suppository or twice weekly cream, can be effective in preventing reoccurrence. ...Read more

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26 wks pregnant with sinus & vaginal yeast infection. Dr prescribed both Diflucan (fluconazole) (1 dose) & Zithromax. R they safe taken together? I read they're not

26 wks pregnant with sinus & vaginal yeast infection. Dr prescribed both Diflucan (fluconazole) (1 dose) & Zithromax. R they safe taken together? I read they're not

Ask the DR: Zithromax is probably safe during pregnancy. But it is a common cause for yeast problems. Unless you have both high fever and significant sinus pain, it will do nothing for sinus congestion. Drainage, with sniffer or oral med, is the way to relieve sinus symptoms. Antibiotics are seldom of use. Meclizine is another med which is commonly used but seldom effective. Phenergan (promethazine) will make you sleepy so ...Read more

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Can you tell me some recommended products to treat vaginal yeast infection?

OTC meds: Over- the- counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, (tioconazole) gynazole, femcare, Gyne-Lotrimin ; mycelex. ...Read more

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Could I have oral pills that treat vaginal yeast infection?

Yes: A physician could prescribe Diflucan (fluconazole) which is an oral antifungal medication that is taken once (occasionally needs multiple doses for complicated cases). ...Read more

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Took Flucess 150mg pill (lasts 1 month in body) to treat vaginal yeast infection. 2 weeks later, all other symptoms are gone but discarge still there?

Took Flucess 150mg pill (lasts 1 month in body) to treat vaginal yeast infection. 2 weeks later, all other symptoms are gone but discarge still there?

Further eval needed: It's possible that it is still there, though there may be another cause. It's also possible that it may be normal discharge. I would recommend seeing your primary care provider or ob/gyn for further evaluation ...Read more

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Does nystatin and triamcinone acetonide cream treat vaginal yeast infection?

Does nystatin and triamcinone acetonide cream treat vaginal yeast infection?

Yes and no: Nystatin is effective against vaginal yeast infections, but triamcinolone cream is not. It tends to relieve the itchy inflammation that goes along with the yeast vaginitis, however. Do not use it alone as it aggravates the yeast infection when used alone. ...Read more

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How do you treat vaginal yeast infection?

OTC meds: You can start first with the otc creams and suppositories. There will be a section at the drug store for this. However, if you've never had a yeast infection before, i'd recommend getting checked out by a doctor first just to confirm. Symptoms of yeast infections can also look like any number of other vaginal infections that could be more serious. ...Read more

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How can you treat vaginal yeast infection?

How can you treat vaginal yeast infection?

Yeast is a beast: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. ...Read more

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What can be used to treat vaginal yeast infection?

OTC yeast creams: Vaginal yeast infections are treated with over the counter yeast creams, such as monistat. See your doctor, however, if there is no improvement or worsening after treatment as there could be other infections occurring that mimic a yeast infection. ...Read more

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How to treat vaginal yeast infection? Have been to doc and use 10days of insert. But after day 15 it came back again.

Suppression: Many women will have recurrent vaginal yeast infections - an effective management is to treat the infection with an oral or topical medication then use that same medication once (or twice) weekly to prevent the return of the infection. ...Read more

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I switched back to Gyne Lotrimin (clotrimazole) to treat vaginal yeast infection because Monistat almost killed me! I had serious side effects from it.?

Is there a question?: All medicines may have side effects. Common side effects of Monistat include headache, burning/itching/pain in the vagina or urinary opening, or lower abdominal cramps. If Gyne-Lotrimin works better for you and Monistat caused problems...avoiding Monistat is a good decision. ...Read more

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If I focused on treated a vaginal yeast infection internally with pills, can I cure it?

Diflucan (fluconazole) can be: Very effective in the treatment of yeast infections. It is a prescription medication. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a vaginal yeast infection/ itching/burning?

Antifungal medicines: There are several products available otc such as vagisil and Monistat which can be quite helpful. Gentle cleansing with mild soap/warm water and use of above products. They only work for fungal/yeast infections and nothing else, thus make sure it is the right diagnosis. So, if your symptoms don't get better with such treatment, consult doc for an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to treat a vaginal yeast infection? What's the best over-the-counter medicine for it?

No Endorsement: Almost all over the counter anti-fungals are effective. I can think of none that the fda has banned. We do not endorse one product over another here on this health app. ...Read more

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What can I use to treat a vaginal yeast infection?

Anti fungal: You can use an otc medicine like monistat. If that doesn't work, see your doctor for a prescription anti fungal medicine. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat a vaginal yeast infection?

Call your Doctor: It may not be a yeast infection. Other types of infections have similar symptoms. ...Read more

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What can I use to treat my vaginal yeast infection?

Yeast: There are several over the counter preparations that are highly effective, and your local pharmacist can direct you to these ...Read more

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I have a vaginal yeast infection & started taking cranberry gummies everyday 500 mg. For how long is it safe to take this much? It's a pack of 72.

Won't hurt or help: Cranberry products have no effect in curing or preventing yeast infections. It was once thought cranberry could help treat or prevent bacterial urinary tract infection, but that has been disproved. The gummies won't do any harm (assuming you're not diabetic, if they have real sugar), but they also won't help your yeast infection. Use an "azole" product, or check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dear doctor, I think I may have a vaginal yeast infection. I have all the symptoms of it. What can I do to treat this? What causes this?

Dear doctor, I think I may have a vaginal yeast infection. I have all the symptoms of it. What can I do to treat this? What causes this?

UseOverCounterCream: If you think you have yeast vaginal infection, you can get a vaginal cream like Monistat. Wherever you live ask the Pharmacist for this cream. If it does not help then consult your doctor ...Read more

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How can you treat a vaginal yeast infection?

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

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable of fermenting ...Read more


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Fluconazole (Definition)

Prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Belongs to a class ...Read more