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How To Use Alka Seltzer To Get Rid Of 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
Numerous types: Tgere are numerous types of yeast infections. I presume from the way your question is asked you are referring to recurrent yeast infections. Many times probiotics can help prevent recurrence of yeast infections. Probiotics are things such as lactobacillus acidophilus and related. Active yagurt also contains the same beneficial bacteria. These bacteria prevent conditions that allow yeasflouris. ...Read more
Vaginal yeast?: If it’s your 1st possible yeast infection or you aren’t sure if it’s yeast – see your dr. Some tx options include vaginal cream, ointment or suppository for sev. Days (7 to 14 days sometimes). Otc meds include Monistat (miconzole), vagistat-1 (tioconazole), femstat (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or mycelex (clotrimazole). Otc meds don’t work? See your dr. S/he may order Diflucan (fluconazole) (oral antifungal). ...Read more
No: It may help to some degree. Your aim should be at trying to remove the environment that promote yeast infection. For example, if you are diabetic, you need to control your blood sugar. If you have been on antibiotics, this can promote yeast infection. You need to stop the antibiotics. I would recommend that you talk to your provider to discuss this further. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yeast options: If it’s your 1st possible yeast infection or you aren’t sure if it’s yeast – see your dr. Some tx options include vaginal cream, ointment or suppository for sev. Days (7 to 14 days sometimes). Otc meds include Monistat (miconzole), vagistat-1 (tioconazole), femstat (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or mycelex (clotrimazole). Otc meds don’t work? See your dr. S/he may order Diflucan (fluconazole) (oral antifungal). ...Read more
Better used as: A preventive. Eat yogurt or drink Kefir with LIVE Cultures. ...Read more
Med usually best: Natural Approaches to Yeast Infections: 1. Wear cotton vs synthetic underwear 2. Avoid wearing underpants in bed at night. 3. No tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid scented). 5. No douches or harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia well after soaping up. 7. Wear pants that fit loosely, not ones that hug the crotch.8. Change out of ...Read more
How come icant get rid of yeast infection I wash with water 2 daily eat plain yogurt probiotics change underwear when damp had for over 3 months now?
How to get rid of yeast infection permanently? My gynecologist gave me 2 pink pills (i forgot the name) to take one per week. However, I'm aware that it'll come back later because it happened before. And it really bothers me a lot. What can I do to get ri
Hopefully the medication your doctor gave you will work for your current infection. 5% of women will have recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis (rvvc) which is classified as 4 or more vaginal yeast infections per year. This is typically treated with 6 months or more of antifungal medication. Talk to your doctor if you think you fit into this category.
Other things you can do to prevent reccurence is to avoid douching, avoid scented hygiene products, change tampons and pads frequently during menses, avoid tight, non breathable fabrics and change out of wet bathing suits as soon as possible.
I've attached a website below with lots of great information about yeast infections. I hope this helps! ...Read more
I assume you have: One recurrently? And sure it's yeast? If u wear a thong it's gotta go. Vaginal yeast comes from the rectum. Too much shaving removes a barrier, don't know what to tell u there. You cannot eliminate yeast, you gotta keep it from getting into and growing in the vagina. I will give my patients refills of Diflucan (fluconazole) if recurrent, the introduction may be coming via intercourse, try to shower first. ...Read more
Remedies: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 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
Plain/acidophilus: You need a non-sweetened yogurt that contains active acidophilus, the friendly bacteria that helps keep yeast in check. Many commercial brands do not have it, so be sure to read the label. And if it doesn't work, see your doctor, because something else may be going on. ...Read more