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How To Stop Burning And Itching From Yeast Infection
My vagina itches and burning when I pee. I pee friquently, I think I have a yeast infection. What home remedies can I do?
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
Not sure: Garlic works get an over the counter vaginal fungal cream... ...Read more
Yes: In women, yeast infections are the second most common reason for vaginal burning, itching, and discharge. Yeasts are found in the vagina of 20% to 50% of healthy women and can overgrow if the environment in the vagina changes. Antibiotic and steroid use is the most common reason for yeast overgrowth. But pregnancy, menstruation, sperm, diabetes, and birth control pills also can contribute to it. ...Read more
I have been treating a yeast infection for over 4 days now and see no progress. Continual itching, burning, irritation. What to do?
GYN exam: Please see a GYN for a comprehensive pelvic examination and testing for all female infection. Please do not continue to treat this yourself. ...Read more
Ok I think I have a yeast infection I done a one day OTC treatment and was wondering how long til it starts to relieve the itching, burning and pain?
I think I have a yeast infection but not sure. Burning when urination, itching (not all the time). Could this be something else?
Itching burning and irritation so if it's not an std, could it be a bacterial or yeast infection?
Possibly: Since you are uncertain, recommend medical evaluation. ...Read more
I have internal white clumpy discharge but no itching burning or smell! Is this a yeast infection?
Possibly: Vaginal yeast infections are common in women but usually associated with itching, burning, and odor. White clumpy discharge may not be an infection with yeast or other organism. Could just be normal or possibly associated with reaction to birth control pills or other meds, or possibly a lubricant. But be sure to see your doctor to get tested for yeast or std to be on safe side. ...Read more
I recently did an abortion but afterwards. I had felt like a burning sensation and itching could I have an yeast infection?
You might develop a yeast infection if you were given an antibiotic around the time of the abortion. Of course some women get them for no apparent reason, as well.
Typical symptoms of a yeast infection could include itching, burning, and a thick white discharge with no odor.
If you have never had a yeast infection before, you should have your Gyn check to make sure that's the problem. ...Read more
Vaginal itching and burning after having a lot of sex. What is causing it? Could it be a yeast infection? How do I treat it?
Try condom: The vaginal vault could be too dry and rubbing would result in itching and burning. Semen may be the trigger altering your vagina’s chemistry. Other possible triggers are lowered immune resistance, douching, birth control pills, antibiotics, or cuts, abrasions, or other vaginal irritation (friction from intercourse, fingers or fingernails, or tampons). You might try a lubricated condom. ...Read more
I think I have a yeast infection, but I'm not sure. Will it hurt me to use an OTC treatment? Have itching & a little burning on outside.
I have vaginal itching and burning. Also I'm very dry which is not usual. I have no foul odor or anything. I believe I have a yeast infection.
Sounds right: You may try over the counter anti-yeast products, if still unsettled, then see your PCP or GYN. ...Read more
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
What is causing my vaginal itching and burning after sex? Sometimes feels like a yeast infection but its not.
How long does it takes for the itching, burning and bumps from a yeast infection to go away completely after given treatment?
Usually couple days: Usually the itching and burning gets better in a couple days. If it does not, you need a different treatment. What did you take? ...Read more
I just used monistat 3 for a yeast infection and my vagiba is itching and burning. Is this normal? Should I try to wash it out?
Reevaluate: Look for alternative diagnoses. There are several. Need exam for diagnosis. ...Read more
I have a yeast infection but, no itching or burning just heavy thick discharge can I still use OTC products to clear the discharge?
Yes you may.: See your doctor if it does not work. ...Read more
I've been having vaginal discomfort for a month. Slight burning and itching plus irritation during sex. Used yeast infection med with no improvement?
Resistant yeast?: A few percent of vaginal yeast infections are caused by yeasts resistant to the usual treatments with "azole" drugs (miconazole, clotrimazole, fluconazole, etc). Or maybe you have something other than yeast. It's time to see a doctor for professional diagnosis and perhaps a prescription for non-azole treatment. Good luck! ...Read more
I was recently treated for BV but I still have discharge burning and itching I finished RX for the BV so I am wondering if I have a Yeast infection?
Yeast infection: It could be a yeast infection. Try an over the counter yeast infection preparation for vaginal yeast infections like Monistat. If your symptoms have not resolved by one week after treatment, then you should see your family physician or gynecologist for further evaluation. ...Read more
I have a horrible yeast infection and I started monistat 7 last night tonight still no relief from the itching the burning around and inside the vagin?
The product will: Not necessarily provide symptom relief that quickly. ...Read more
What should I do if I have a yeast infection and it's really irritated? I have massive itching, clumps, and burning, and have already tried Monistat and I am still irritated.
Faint Yellow discharge with no burning or itching. Also no Odor, could this be a yeast infection?
Infection? STD?: Any new or abnormal vaginal discharge needs prompt professional evaluation. Colored discharge (yellow, green, etc) suggests infection, including STDs like gonorrhea or chlamydia, if you are sexually active. Yeast is less likely -- main symptom is itching/irritation, not discharge. Possible trichomonas or bacterial vaginosis, but these usually cause strong odor. Get it checked out ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more
I think I've had a yeast infection for almost 2 weeks now, itching, burning, painful during sex, white discharge and smell is off. What do I do?
Sounds infectious: See doctor for diagnosis and treated if needed. These infections in women can become longterm and result in pelvic inflammatory disease which causes infertility. Also, to prevent STDs, try to use a condom with new partners especially until you are very familiar with their sexual history and sure they may not carry disease. Some disease like HPV, Hepatitis and HIV may be silent ...Read more
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