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Doctor insights on: How To Get Rid Of A Vaginal Yeast Infection

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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What's the quickest way to get rid of a vaginal yeast infection? Since it's sunday, docs offices aren't open and i'd like to clear it up asap.

Medication: There are many many over the counter yeast medications available at any pharmacy. Head to your closest one and find the aisle with vagisil, monistat and all the other brands. Choose your favorite brand and problem solved. ...Read more

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Best way to get rid of a bad vaginal yeast infection?

Best way to get rid of a bad vaginal yeast infection?

Can try oral meds: If you failed monistat-type therapy, i think it may be time for pill based. ...Read more

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What can happen if i cannot get rid of vaginal yeast infection?

Irritation: If over the counter agents are not working, see your ob/gyn for more help. There may be other problems leading to the infection or a resistant strain of yeast. Most yeast infections are self limited. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of vaginal yeast infection?

Over the counter: Vaginal itching and a cottage cheese-like discharge could be signs of a yeast infection. You can try using over the counter yeast infection medication (such as miconazole). If your symptoms do not go away, you might consider seeing a doctor to evaluate the problem. ...Read more

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Does vaginal yeast infection pass on to men during sex? Will it harm them? If yes, what's their treatment to get rid of it. Just asking for knowledge

Does vaginal yeast infection pass on to men during sex? Will it harm them? If yes, what's their treatment to get rid of it. Just asking for knowledge

It can happen: Vaginal yeast infections can be transmitted to partners, but usually is not. When it happens, it usually causes minor irritation or a rash that goes away without treatment. But in more severe cases, the male can share his female partner's vaginal yeast cream; a little bit rubbed into the irritated area will clear it up. ...Read more

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I'm getting rid of a vaginal yeast infection, what causes it and what to do?

Fungus among us: A yeast infection occurs due to changes in the vaginal pH(acidity/alkalinity scale). They occur more frequently in diabetics,and frequent douchers who alter the pH by washing out the bacteria that stabilizes the vaginal pH. ...Read more

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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