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How To Get Rid Of Chronic Yeast Infections
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
Price is no object: If you are having repetitive episodes of yeast vaginitis you should see your ob/gyn doctor. Sometimes, however, you may be becoming reinfected by your sexual partner who may not show any symptoms. An antifungal cream applied regularly to his penis might solve the problem. ...Read more
I have chronic bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections. Is there something other that presceiption drugs that I can take to get rid of the infection?
Yeast yes, BV harder: Preventing recurrent vaginal yeast infections usually is pretty easy, with a weekly oral dose of fluconazole (Diflucan). Recurrent or persistent BV is more difficult, but many cases can be controlled or limited by periodic vaginal metronidazole (Metrogel), although it is expensive. Discuss with your doctor; or ask for referral to an ObG with subspecialty or special interest in infectious diseases. ...Read more
Yeast tx: Men with yeast infections may have burning or itching at the urethra (hole in the penis). There may be a red rash as well. If diagnosis is not certain - see a doctor for eval. Monistat can be applied to the tip of the penis twice a day. If not resolving in a week, see physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"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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Male Yeast Infection: Most male yeast infections are easily treated with over-the-counter antifungal treatments, such as monistat (yes, men can use it too). Apply the medication directly to the affected skin twice daily for a week. If the rash doesn't go away, or if it recurs frequently, consult your doctor. If you and your partner both have symptoms of genital yeast infection, it's important that you both be treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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