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Natural Cure For Vaginal Yeast Infection
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
NO Astragalus data: Astragalus root is a chinese herbal remedy used to improve immune function. There is absolutely no data (controlled clinical trials) to say that it will help with a vaginal infection. ...Read more
Not likely: Although cultured, unpasteurized yogurt will help to repopulate your bowel with lactobacilli and possibly, by creating competition with yeast in your bowel reduce the risk of reinfection, it is unlikely to do anything at all to reduce or cure existing infection on the penis or vaginal mucosa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Non-azole drugs: There are no "natural" treatments likely to help much. There are non-azole treatments, such as nystatin, caspofungin, and flucytosine. Nystatin is available OTC, I think not the others; your pharmacist can help. Or maybe your allergy isn't to miconazole per se, but other ingredients in the cream; you could try other azoles (clotrimazole, terconazole, etc), or oral fluconazole (Diflucan). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doubtful: There are topical antifungals available both as vaginal suppositories and creams and ointments. Yogurt is not likely to address this problem effectively, but it does not hurt to try it. ...Read more
They all do: Check out http://www.Monistat.Com/monistat-products for various monistat options. However, since you're posting your question as a 35yo male, do realize that monistat is intended for vaginal yeast infection, not other types of yeast infection that might occur elsewhere (in men). ...Read more
Yeast infection. : Vaginal itching plus a thick white discharge like cottage cheese is usually a yeast infection. Being on antibiotics or eating a lot of sweets, carbs, soda pop, fruit juice and alcohol, or wearing clothes that don't breathe makes a person more prone to yeast infections so avoid. Yogurt or other food with live cultures can help, and boric acid as in yeast arrest might help. ...Read more
Yeast infection: These can occur in different sites for different reasons. Rectally in a man would raise my level of concern for immune suppression. To know whether any remedy would be effective it would be important to know the extent of involvement. You could try this, but if it does not work would see a doctor and also consider HIV testing. ...Read more
I'm using Gyne Lotrimin 7 for a yeast infection plus diflucan (fluconazole). Will this help cure my vaginal yeast infection?
Yes: but only one of the 2 treatments is needed ...Read more
Oral Nystatin: Oral Nystatin will kill the yeast living in your digestive system and that recontaminates the affected area. Probiotics, yogurt & acidophilus milk will provide bacteria to help restore microbiological balance to the gut. If this doesn't work it may be time to see a physician to check your immune system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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