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What else can I use to treat a yeast infection besides prescribed medication?

What else can I use to treat a yeast infection besides prescribed medication?

Yogurt with lactobac: Yougurt with lactobacilus, probiotics like lactobacilus rhamnosusgr1, and lactobacilus fermentumrc-14. Boric acid suppositories may be used vaginaly tea tree oil diluted andapplied lacally in vagina. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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Can you just buy some vaginal medications to treat a yeast infection?

Can you just buy some vaginal medications to treat a yeast infection?

Check dx & then Rx: If it is the first time you have had symptoms, recommend me over- the – counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, (tioconazole) gynazole, femcare, gyne-lotrimin& mycelex.Dical eval to ensure diagnosis is accurate. 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. ...Read more

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Had a yeast infection, treated it took medication, cream, etc.. And I still feel like I have it? How would I know if its really gone.?

Had a yeast infection, treated it took medication, cream, etc.. And I still feel like I have it? How would I know if its really gone.?

See your doctor: If you feel like you still have the yeast infection, see your doctor. They can do a vaginal exam to confirm, and prescribe different yeast medicine if indicated. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Are there different strains of a yeast infection that is resisitant to standard medication. If so how would it be treated and diagnosed. ?

Are there different strains of a yeast infection that is resisitant to standard medication. If so how would it be treated and diagnosed. ?

Yes. Culture.: Typically yeast infections are due to candida albicans, a very common fungus that is not particularly resistant to treatment. There are numerous other species of fungi that have variable levels of resistance to anti fungal medications. If you have experienced a treatment failure, as your doctor to perform a culture and sensitivity, which will identify the fungus and treatment options. ...Read more

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It looks like i may have a yeast infection combined with bacterial vaginosis. What over-the-counter medications can I use to treat this?

It looks like i may have a yeast infection combined with bacterial vaginosis. What over-the-counter medications can I use to treat this?

BV requires Rx: There are several over-the-counter products for treating a yeast infection, but BV typically requires an antibiotic treatment that is a prescription. This is also a situation where self-diagnosis may not work, so it's best to see a doctor, anyway. ...Read more

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Had yeast infection, got treated with pills since then my vagina & discharge smell sour/like the medication - since june - pap tests came back normal ?

Talk to your doctor.: What you're describing sounds like BV (bacterial vaginosis), which is an overgrowth of gardnerella vaginalis, a normal but particularly smelly bacteria that's found in the vagina. This sometimes happens after yeast treatment. A vaginal sample is done to make sure it's not something else (like an std...) and then the overgrowth can be easily treated with antibiotics that your doctor prescribes. ...Read more

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Hello doc, i went for a test, and the med lab scientist said i had yeast cells, please what drug do i use to treat it? yeast infection. please help.

See your doc...: You didn't mention exactly what type of test you had done that showed these yeast cells (which would make a difference in treatment). Check with the doctor who ordered the test for the formal result and if any treatment is necessary. ...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