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Which medicine for a vaginal yeast infection is most effective?

Which medicine for a vaginal yeast infection is most effective?

Topical antifungals: Uncomplicated vulvovaginal candidiasis will usually respond to short courses of intra vaginal nystatin, miconazole, clotrimazole, butoconazole, terconazole or tioconazole most of which are available over the counter. Tablets, suppositories, ointments and creams all appear equally effective. Failure to respond to self treatment should trigger a visit to your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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I have vaginal yeast infection. What is the best OTC medicine to get for it.

I have vaginal yeast infection. What is the best OTC medicine to get for it.

None: They are otc because they don't work as well as rx meds
diflucan is best
terazol second. ...Read more

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How to treat a vaginal yeast infection? What's the best over-the-counter medicine for it?

No Endorsement: Almost all over the counter anti-fungals are effective. I can think of none that the fda has banned. We do not endorse one product over another here on this health app. ...Read more

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Recurrent vaginal yeast infection causing painful sex isn’t cured in spite of using gyn prescribed medicine.

Yeast infection: My advise would be make sure you do not have any underlying condition like elevated blood sugar (diabetes mellitus) as a cause for recurrent fungal (yeast) infection. ...Read more

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Causes of vaginal yeast infection?

Causes of vaginal yeast infection?

Overgrowth of yeast: Occurs after antibiotics, or associated with diabetes. Treatable with over the counter products such as gyn lotrimin or micatin (miconazole). ...Read more

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How do you treat vaginal yeast infection?

OTC meds: You can start first with the otc creams and suppositories. There will be a section at the drug store for this. However, if you've never had a yeast infection before, i'd recommend getting checked out by a doctor first just to confirm. Symptoms of yeast infections can also look like any number of other vaginal infections that could be more serious. ...Read more

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What to do about vaginal yeast infection?

OTC options: If you are fairly confidant it is a yeast infection you can try an over the counter treatment. If unsure I would see a doctor and if symptoms don't resolve with OTC treatment see a MD. ...Read more

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Advice regarding vaginal yeast infection?

Yeast infections: 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

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How can you treat vaginal yeast infection?

How can you treat vaginal yeast infection?

Yeast is a beast: 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

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How can you treat a vaginal yeast infection?

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

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What can eliminate a vaginal yeast infection?

Oral or vaginal meds: See your gyn for a script, or u can use otc meds, if the otc meds don't work then u need a culture. ...Read more

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How should you treat a vaginal yeast infection?

Medication options.: There are several options of therapy for treating vaginal yeast infections. Some are available without a prescription. If symptoms do not resolve with therapy be sure to see a doctor to evaluate additional options and treatments. ...Read more

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What can you do about a vaginal yeast infection?

Tx: Yeast infections may be treated with OTC meds such as: Clotrimazole, Miconazole, Butoconazole & Tioconazole. Sometimes prescription of Diflucan  (Fluconazole)may be indicated. ...Read more

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What can be used to treat vaginal yeast infection?

OTC yeast creams: Vaginal yeast infections are treated with over the counter yeast creams, such as monistat. See your doctor, however, if there is no improvement or worsening after treatment as there could be other infections occurring that mimic a yeast infection. ...Read more

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What can I use to treat a vaginal yeast infection?

Anti fungal: You can use an otc medicine like monistat. If that doesn't work, see your doctor for a prescription anti fungal medicine. ...Read more

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Is taking yogurt good for vaginal yeast infection?

Can be: Any food that restore natural bacteria can help. Plain vanilla yogurt has been used topically as well. ...Read more

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Will a vaginal yeast infection go away on its own?

Will a vaginal yeast infection go away on its own?

Yes: But it is best to get treated with medication, whether oral or vaginal to make sure the infection goes away completely. ...Read more

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What can I use to treat my vaginal yeast infection?

Yeast: There are several over the counter preparations that are highly effective, and your local pharmacist can direct you to these ...Read more

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What can you do to treat a vaginal yeast infection?

Call your Doctor: It may not be a yeast infection. Other types of infections have similar symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection?

Discharge/itching: Most vaginal yeast (candida) infections are associated with a discharge, and or itching and sometimes frequent and/or uncomfortable urination. Some have a whitish, "cottage cheese-like" discharge. Hyphae (branhing from the yeast can sometimes been seen on a smear from a vaginal swab. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to treat a vaginal yeast infection?

Rx for moderate case: If the symptoms are mild, it may resolve without treatment. ...Read more

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Could I get help regarding vaginal yeast infection?

Yeast infections: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness ; itching of the vulva; burning with urination ; vaginal intercourse ; a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. 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 day. ...Read more

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What are home remedies for a vaginal yeast infection?

Home 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

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What is the primary cause of vaginal yeast infection?

Yeast Infections: Yeast infections are very common: three out of four women have at least one during their lives. What causes vaginal yeast infections? Candida yeast normally live in the vagina. But certain conditions set up an ideal environment for the yeast to "overgrow" out of balance and cause a yeast infection. ...Read more

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Does vaginal yeast infection usually cause many symptoms?

Burning: It will cause itching or burning, sometimes with urination or sexual activity. It is easily treatable with over the counter medications such as gyn lotrimin (clotrimazole). ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for a vaginal yeast infection?

Yes, however: There are many effective standard treatments avaialable. Eat yogurt w live cultures or kefir. Some place yogurt w live cultures in the vagina for prevention ; treatment of yeast (some say it helps but there is no clear research to back claims currently). Discuss use of vitamin e (topical, oral or vaginal) garlic or tea tree oil w your dr before trying. Over- the- counter medicines for yeast. ...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


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