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I need an over the counter vaginal yeast infection treatment without propylene glycol. I'm allergic. Gyn said yeast inf and to treat with over counter?

I need an over the counter vaginal yeast infection treatment without propylene glycol. I'm allergic. Gyn said yeast inf and to treat with over counter?

Propylene glycol: Is an inactive ingredient, so you need to reathe labels carefully or ask the pharat the drug store to help you out, best wishes ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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 I make a treatment to cure nail infections/fungi?

Can I make a treatment to cure nail infections/fungi?

Yes: You can try tea tree oil, vick's vapo rub or duct tape. These are easy to buy over the counter. ...Read more

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Male yeast infection possibility. Who do I go to for treatment?

Male yeast infection possibility. Who do I go to for treatment?

Dermatitis? Clarify: In general, a yeast infection in men can occur in unusual circumstances- such as HIV infection- an HIV test is warranted. Yeast infections are typically in the form of a dermatitis in the warm/ moist skin folds in areas such as the groin, perineum, and inframammary folds. Your primary care doctor and doctors in the emergency room or the urgent care can handle this situation. ...Read more

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I have an yeast infection. What do you recommend for treatment?

I have an yeast infection. What do you recommend for treatment?

See below: Effective treatments include vaginal preparations that contain nystatin, miconazole, clotrimazole, butoconazole, terconazole and tioconazole. Most of these are available over the counter without a prescription. ...Read more

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I keep getting bladder infections. Do they need treatment if no symptoms?

I keep getting bladder infections. Do they need treatment if no symptoms?

Probably not: At least not unless you're pregnant. How do you know you have an infection if you have no symptoms? Many "infections" noted on routine urinalysis clear on their own. Very few women died with untreated bladder infections before we had antibiotics. ...Read more

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I think I have an infection in a large burn wound. What is treatment?! Help

I think I have an infection in a large burn wound. What is treatment?! Help

Antibiotics: Depend on what infection and how bad it is, you need antibiotics. If it's sever you may Ned IV antibiotics as well. ...Read more

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What to if I am on my last day of treatment and I still have a yeast infection?

What to if I am on my last day of treatment and I still have a yeast infection?

Talk to doctor: It is recommended that you consult with your physician if sxs are not responding within a week. ...Read more

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Can I use another 1 day/night treatment for my yeast infection or should I wait?

Inadequate info: What have you already used? How long has it been since tx ended? Is this a verified yeast infection? A yeast infection usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. It may take longer for those who are immunocompromised. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a bad yeast infection now, can I treat it with OTC treatment?

Yes: Over- the – counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, (tioconazole) gynazole, femcare, gyne-lotrimin& mycelex. ...Read more

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Can chronic HPV infection clear up after llettz treatment or is this something I will face again?

Can chronic HPV infection clear up after llettz treatment or is this something I will face again?

Maybe: When we say HPV has 'cleared' it means that we can't detect it in the layers of skin that we're testing. However, it may be buried in deep layers. Even more likely is that you may get re-infected, since HPV is the most commonly sexually transmitted disease and there's no real way to test for it. Make sure to use condoms, and talk to your medical provider about the HPV vaccine (it still may help) ...Read more

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I still keep having slight yeast infection after every treatment. How to completely clear up yeast?

Get eval: Best for you to get evaluated as there maybe some underlying condition causing you to keep getting yeast infection...for example diabetes can lead to the excretion of a "sugary" urine (Glucosuria) which can cause chronic yeast infections, etc. If all is stable, there are also more powerful oral medications that my be Rx'd. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a question about yeast infection, took a one day treatment, six days later and symptoms are still present?

I have a question about yeast infection, took a one day treatment, six days later and symptoms are still present?

Let your doctor: Know. A yeast infection usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. It may take longer for those who are immunocompromised. ...Read more

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I have some sort of infection on my tonsils. What could it be if it heals without treatment? (I still plan on seeking medical help)

I have some sort of infection on my tonsils. What could it be if it heals without treatment? (I still plan on seeking medical help)

Tonsillitis: Tonsillitis. Can be viral or bacterial. Usually will clean in 7-10 days without treatment. If progressive or severe symptoms, or recurrence, see ENT doc. ...Read more

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I've had a yeast infection, but no access to treatment, for 3 weeks. But now the symptoms are disappearing. Is it going away on its own?

Probably: Many people get various infections which healed on their own with the help of your strong immune system prior to the development of all the current medications we have. If caught early, keeping the area dry (yeast loves moisture) and avoiding sugary foods will help you naturally reach balance again. ...Read more

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I tested positive for active MRSA infections have done a course of clindamycin am still getting infections. What are other options for treatment?

I tested positive for active MRSA infections have done a course of clindamycin am still getting infections. What are other options for treatment?

Wrong Treatment?: I am sorry, but you have a treatment failure. I am not sure that Clindamycin even treats mrsa. When a treatment fails one is to contact their physician for the next option. ...Read more

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I have 6 month baby whoes suffering from hydrocephalus. After shunt treatment there is shunt infection occured now my baby can spend a normal life?

I have 6 month baby whoes suffering from hydrocephalus. After shunt treatment there is shunt infection occured now my baby can spend a normal life?

Yes: Children with hydrocephalus can have a normal life. Some have brain issues because of the hydrocephalus. Shunt placement has at least a 10% incidence of shunt infection. Proper treatment usually results in resolution of the infection and shunt may need to be changed. ...Read more

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I had a yeast infection, took OTC treatment & symptoms went away. I used a 'soft cup' days after and there was cottage chz like substance, is yi gone?

Yeast vaginitis: The presence of a cottage cheese like material in your vagina suggests there may still be a yeast infection, especially if you did not continue the original treatment for at least a week. A second round of treatment may make sense, or see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for a yeast infection?

Yeast infection: There are many over the counter treatments. If these do not work, you may need anti fungal prescribed by your family practitioner or gyn. ...Read more

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I am having recurrent klebsiella infections after cdiff / treatment. Can my family get this from me? I am now on methanmine to keep them at bay.

I am having recurrent klebsiella infections after cdiff / treatment. Can my family get this from me? I am now on methanmine to keep them at bay.

Klebsiella spp.: This is not likely to be transmitted to family members unless they are immunocompromised or have some other ongoing medical problems. Hope you get better and that this clears up soon. ...Read more

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If tested positive for unreaplasma/mycoplasma after treatment could I be reinfected by someone w/o this infection. Will I always have this infection?

Normal bacteria: These are normal bacteria in the genital tract; at any time, half of all sexually active people have them. They are shared sexually, but rarely cause symptoms or disease. No treatment is needed for them. It is normal for them to reappear after treatment. You do not have "an infecion"; you are simply carrying normal bacteria. Maybe not "always" there, but probably a lot of the time. No worries! ...Read more

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I have a question about yeast infection: when to insert treatment?

Treatment can be: Started right away. Over- the- counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, (tioconazole) gynazole, femcare, gyne-lotrimin; mycelex. ...Read more

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What should I do if my yeast infection treatment causing irritation?

Med Irritation: Sometimes topically yeast medications can be irritating to the skin. Try first applying yeast medication to skin and thin covering with layer of zinc oxide. The zinc helps sooth and heal the skin. I have also had some patients mix the zinc and yeast cream together prior to application. ...Read more

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Hi doc can I get treatment from the pharmacist for my urine infection?

Hi doc can I get treatment from the pharmacist for my urine infection?

No: Pharmacist are not physicians, does not possess the medical training, diagnostic skills, or medical didactic knowledge, nor the necessary licensure to be able to diagnose, prescribed and medically treat for disease condition. However, there are clinical pharmacist who work alongside with physicians to make recommendation and monitor pharmacokinetic, antibiotic susceptibility and dose adjustments. ...Read more

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Will mycobacterium tuberculosis infection kill me if I don't get treatment?

Will mycobacterium tuberculosis infection kill me if I don't get treatment?

Yes: And you will hurt everyone you love and live with by infecting them as well. In many countries you don't get to decide. You either take the treatment voluntarily or you get detained and kept in isolation.
This applies to open tuberculosis. If you have latent tuberculosis, it's a different story. Chances of death from latent TB are almost zero, unless it turns into the open form. ...Read more

Dr. David Kurss
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Gynecology (Definition)

Gynecology is health care of women, particularly focused on women's reproductive health, but considering the whole woman. Typically health care is provided by physicians trained in obstetrics ...Read more