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I Have A Yeast Infection What Do I Do
Went to the doctor 2 weeks ago and doctor said I had a throat infection and gave me a Zpack. I am now having yeast infection symptoms. What do 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
Topical treatment: Jock itch or tinea cruris is a fungal skin infection in the groin/inner thigh. It is characterized by a red itching rash in this location with small satellite lesions. It is easily cured with topical or oral antifungal treatment. Terbinafine, miconazole, econazole and Clotrimazole creams are effective and available over the counter. Oral Fluconazole or itraconazole are used for unresponsive inf. ...Read more
Oh no: Sorry to hear that - three things at once. Well, see your doctor - you definitely need an antibiotic for the UTI - the period won't matter. As for yeast infection, your doctor may place you on an oral antifungal but may also wait until your UTI clears - some antibiotics are affected by antifungals. Regarding the period, the usual therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vagina smells after husband ejaculate's inside me. Don't have yeast infection... what do I do to take smell away?
Bacterial vaginosis?: The most common cause of increased vaginal odor is bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. Your symptoms are typical: often odor with little dishcarge, with odor often most prominent after sex. It typically smells fishy. Trichomonas and other STDs possible, but only if at risk for STD. Treatment is metronidazole, a prescription antibiotic, so see doctor for diagnosis and Rx. ...Read more
Possible reasons: Yeast infections are due to a fungus called candida which is normally found in the vagina. However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it can lead to overgrowth of yeast. Some causes of overgrowth: antibiotics, ^ estrogen (pregnancy or some birth control pills), malfunctioning immune system, diabetes mellitus as well as friction against vaginal tissues (intercourse) and douching. ...Read more
Yeast: 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) that is taken once (occasionally needs multiple doses for complicated cases). ...Read more
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