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How to get rid of a yeast infection at home ?

How to get rid of a yeast infection at home ?

"Azole" drug: If you've had a vaginal yeast infection before and now have same symptoms (mostly itching, not discharge), then try an over-the-counter treatment -- choose a product with active ingredient ending in "azole", e.g. miconazole, clotrimazole, etc. If main symptom is discharge and sexually active, probably not yeast, maybe STD. If any doubt at all, you have to see a doctor about it. Good luck! ...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 can I get rid of a yeast infection at home without medications or Monistat meds.?

How can I get rid of a yeast infection at home without medications or Monistat meds.?

Preventing yeast: First, have a doctor confirm the diagnosis; other things can cause similar symptoms. Second, if there is an underlying condition causing yeast infections, take care of that (e.g. good control of diabetes, stop antibiotics). Otherwise, you'll need medication. There are several options other than miconazole (Monistat). Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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How to get rid of yeast infection by using home remedies? My infection has slight clumpy discharge. Dried yellow discharge cut above anus, below vagina

How to get rid of yeast infection by using home remedies? My infection has slight clumpy discharge. Dried yellow discharge cut above anus, below vagina

See your doc: Sme people have reported that eating yoghurt helps keep a yeast infection away. However, if yours is as bad as you say you should probably consider an antifungal cream. This may not be easily treatable with non-medicinal means. ...Read more

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How to get rid of yeast infection by using home remedies? My infection has slight clumpy discharge. Dried yellow discharge cut above anus, below vagina

Needs testing: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are what are good home remediesto get rid of a yeast infection?

Remedies: 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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Best and easiest way to get rid of a yeast infection? (with over-the-counter meds and home remedies)

Otc for candidiasis: Yeast infections are usually caused by an organism called candida. It causes vaginal itching and, usually, a white discharge. Over the counter medicines are available that are used vaginally. If it doesn't promptly clear up, or if this is a recurring issue, you need to be examined by your doctor and placed on a prescription medicine, which will generally promptly lear it up. ...Read more

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How do u get rid of a yeast infection without seeing a doctor or buying something from the store? Like what is an at home remedy

Plain yogurt: If you are diabetic, try to get your blood sugars under control. This can make a yeast infection worse or make it harder to get rid of it. You can also eat yogurt (plain) is better. You can also douche with a plain yogurt. Probiotics are also good to help control yeast as well as oregano oil. I have personally tried the oregano oil and probiotics. It worked. ...Read more

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I have a yeast infection and how do I get rid of it at home? I have all the symbol

If : If you feel like you have a vaginal yeast infection (thick white cottage cheese like discharge, itching and burning) then you can try an over the counter vaginal anti-fungal cream like monistat or Clotrimazole vaginal cream. If this does not work then you may be dealing with a different type of infection and need to see your doctor right away for a complete exam and testing. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I shave if I have a yeast infection and what home remedies can I do to get rid of it?

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

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