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I have a yeast infection and took the medicine I was given... They said to use an anti itch cream to stop the itching but now it itches and burns more?

I have a yeast infection and took the medicine I was given... They said to use an anti itch cream to stop the itching but now it itches and burns more?

Yeast Infection: You must be reacting to the anti-itch cream. The vagina as you know is very sensitive to things. In the future use antihistamine pills for itching and leave the anti-itch creams for your skin or the garbage can. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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I think I have yeast infection. I don't know what to do. My choices are going to the doctor or buying some cream. What should I do? My vagina itches and it's begining to swell up. I had it for about 3 days.

If: If a patient has a yeast infection, then it usually has white or cheesy discharge, the vagina appears to have white dots/spots on it, and it is very itchy. There are over the counter treatments available for treatment; either suppositories or cream can safely treat a yeast infection. If the patient has any concern about sexually-transmitted infections causing infection, these infections usually have yellow or green discharge, and the patient often has pain and fever, then the patient must have a medical evaluation.

To prevent yeast infections, use cotton underwear only (not nylon), avoid hot baths, and decrease sugary drinks/snacks in the diet. ...Read more

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I had a yeast infection and I treated it for 3 days. The itch cream that I put on the outside of my vagina made it burn. When I was doe with treatment?

Yeast infection: Sometimes the ingredients in the creme can cause burning. If there is no redness and you completed the creme that was inserted vaginally, you should discontinue the outside treatment. ...Read more

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I don't know if I have a yeast infection or I should treat myself for one. I have horrible itching but no discharge or odor. I'm using a topical cream?

I don't know if I have a yeast infection or I should treat myself for one. I have horrible itching but no discharge or odor. I'm using a topical cream?

Symptoms would: Be consistent. If you are not better in 72 hours of topical treatment then you probably need to be examined to be certain of the problem and be considered for stronger treatment. ...Read more

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I have been taking fluconazole for 3 days for a yeast infection and I still have itching do I need to refill my script again and buy some Monistat cream?

No: You should visit your doctor and look for other causes of infection. Generally a single dose of this drug will treat yeast. Only those with recurrent infections or immunologically compromised would need more treatment. ...Read more

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I have a yeast infection & have been prescribed terazol (terconazole) to insert vaginallly. Is there an external OTC cream I could also use to help relieve itching.

I have a yeast infection & have been prescribed terazol (terconazole) to insert vaginallly. Is there an external OTC cream I could also use to help relieve itching.

Anti Fungal Medicine: Yes. There are numerous options with creams, sprays, and powders. All of these are available readily without a prescription. ...Read more

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I'm having severe itching around labia and yeast infection rx's are'nt working what could be causing it the creams and tablets only seem to help for a couple of weeks then it comes back

I'm having severe itching around labia and yeast infection rx's are'nt working what could be causing it the creams and tablets only seem to help for a couple of weeks then it comes back

Please: Please see your provider and have testing performed to see what type of infection you have. You could also try some vagisil over the counter to help the symptoms, but please see your provider as this has been so persistent. Itching can also be caused by allergic reactions and other skin conditions so you need to have a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Hey guys. Having some irritation/itching in the penis. No sex, so sure it's yeast infection. Have Daktacort cream, is that likely to help?

Hey guys. Having some irritation/itching in the penis. No sex, so sure it's yeast infection. Have Daktacort cream, is that likely to help?

Yes, if it's yeast.: If it is a yeast infection, daktacort will help. The other causes of itchiness could be a new soap, detergent, lotion, etc. Try using unscented products for clothes and skin, along with the cream. If no better in a week to 10 days, see your doc. Also hot water makes dry skin and itching worse. ...Read more

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Consistent vaginal itching. No yeast infection. Been to my ob/gyn and she prescribed a cream to use. It helps temporarily. Ideas? Next steps?

Consistent vaginal itching. No yeast infection. Been to my ob/gyn and she prescribed a cream to use. It helps temporarily. Ideas? Next steps?

Assess your products: Janet759 assess the products you are using, it can be an allergy. Avoid soaps with fragrances, including detergents to wash underwear. Use cotton underwear and avoid using panty liners, if you do, change often to keep dry, and no fragrance. If symptoms persist even after changes, go see your GYN again. ...Read more

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What does vagina itching with a slight whitish cream like discharge with no order and a burning sensation after urinating mean? It might be a yeast infection because I've experienced this issue in the past before, but this time I sometimes find along my p

Usually: Usually once you have had a yeast infection you can identify another one. Therefore if you think it's a yeast infection go ahead and treat it with an over the counter yeast infection cream. If this does not work then you may be dealing with another type of infection (bacterial)and will need to see your doctor for an evaluation and appropriate treatment.
Take care. ...Read more

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Itching around vagina but not vulva. No discharge. Red spots on skin. Over the counter anti fungal cream not working. Can it be a yeast infection?

Itching around vagina but not vulva. No discharge. Red spots on skin. Over the counter anti fungal cream not working. Can it be a yeast infection?

Need exam: This may be related to a yeast infection, or many other conditions, including sexually transmitted infections or skin diseases. You should get examined by a health care provider to get a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. You should abstain from intimate, skin-to-skin contact until you have been examined. ...Read more

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I am 61 and have severe vaginal itching no discharge. I have tried yeast infection meds and creams for the external with no relief. Any suggestions?

I am 61 and have severe vaginal itching no discharge. I have tried yeast infection meds and creams for the external with no relief. Any suggestions?

Since the treatments: You have tried have not been successful - it would be prudent to obtain a gynecological evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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Can I use Flucinonide ointment. 05% for a yeast infection u til I can get to the dr tomorrow? If so, how do I use it. It itches so bad/ any other home

Diagnosis???: "Yeast infection" says too little. Where? How large? How long? Why do you call it "yeast"? If it really is yeast the fluocinonide may aggravate it. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable of fermenting ...Read more


Dr. Karen Glover
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Jock Itch (Definition)

Also known as Tinea Cruis, this is a fungal infection of the skin in the groin area that turns the ...Read more