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What medication can I take during pregnancy to help reduce recurrent vaginal yeast infections?

What medication can I take during pregnancy to help reduce recurrent vaginal yeast infections?

Make sure it's yeast: Studies show that many "yeast infections" are bacterial imbalances or even normal secretions. During pregnancy, an increase in discharge is normal. It's best to have your provider do an exam to target the treatment to the correct diagnosis. During pregnancy, especially, it's best to be certain of the diagnosis. This will prevent incorrect therapy and avoid delay in identifying the true culprit. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Are there any medications besides diflucan (fluconazole) or miconzole cream for vaginal yeast infections?

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

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For treating a vaginal yeast infection are anti-fungal medications from the pharmacy superior to home remedies e.g. yogurt and garlic?

For treating a vaginal yeast infection are anti-fungal medications from the pharmacy superior to home remedies e.g. yogurt and garlic?

My belief: is that you are more likely to get a consistent response from antifungal medications. Other providers may have differing opinions on this matter. ...Read more

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What OTC drugs cure vaginal yeast infections in one day?

What OTC drugs cure vaginal yeast infections in one day?

Probably none: There are several otc vaginal yeast infection treatments available - most are multiple day vaginal creams. There is one that requires only one dose. One dose doesn't necessarily mean one day cure - it could take more than one day for the medication to be effective. Most of the otc yeast medications are effective about 70% of the time - if your symptoms persist, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How soon during pregnancy do you start getting vaginal yeast infections?

How soon during pregnancy do you start getting vaginal yeast infections?

Varies: I'm not aware of any specific time frame. One is more prone to vaginal discharge during the third trimester though. ...Read more

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Can sex cause vaginal yeast infection in pregnancy and is there any link between yeast infection tablets and upper leg pain?

Can sex cause vaginal yeast infection in pregnancy and is there any link between yeast infection tablets and upper leg pain?

Yeast infection: Vaginal yeast infections are more common in pregnancy because of the hormonal changes and are not usually caused by sex. The back strain of pregnancy caused by the compensation for your center of gravity shifting can result in pain in the upper leg. This is not caused by medicines used for yeast infections. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is superimposed vaginal yeast? And how do you cure it?

What is superimposed vaginal yeast? And how do you cure it?

Second infection...: Likely, you are referring to a seocndary infection that occurs after treatment has been initated for an infection such as a urinarybtract infection. The treatment usually involves antibiotics that disrupt the normal balance of bacteria in your vagina, causing a change in the ph of the environment that allows yeast to grow. A dose of Fluconazole should do the trick (drug is by prescription only). ...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


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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