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Doctor insights on: Natural Cures For Yeast Infections In Women

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Are there any natural remedies to cure a woman's yeast infection?

Natural fixes : I always recommend cranberry juice daily to acidify the urine, and active culture yogurt to promote good gut bacteria. It helps of it is tasty! ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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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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Is there a natural cure/preventative for female yeast infections?

Is there a natural cure/preventative for female yeast infections?

Best prevention: Is to avoid what causes yeast to overgrow in the body - eating sweets, eating a lot of carbs, fruit juice, soda pop and alcohol. Also wearing clothes around the vagina that don't breath increase chance of yeast, as does taking antibiotics. Eating yogurt or other foods with live cultures can help - make sure it's a yogurt low in carbs. Boric acid in the vagina, such as in yeast arrest might help. ...Read more

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Are there any natural cures to a yeast infection?

Are there any natural cures to a yeast infection?

Would encourage use: Standard treatments. Eat yogurt w live cultures or kefir. Some place yogurt w live cultures in vagina for prevention /tx of yeast (there is not clear research showing benefit at this time.). 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 infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, gynazole, femcare, . ...Read more

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What are cures for thrush yeast infection in nipples?

What are cures for thrush yeast infection in nipples?

Nystatin: We usually use the same Nyststatin 1% suspension topically on nipples as we do on babies tongue. This is easily prescribed in a prime visit. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Which home remedy for men to struggle with yeast infectionis considered the best?

Men: Men with yeast infections may have burning or itching at the urethra (hole in the penis). There may be a red rash as well. Monistat can be applied to the tip of the penis twice a day. If not resolving in a week, see physician. ...Read more

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Does all antibiotics cause yeast infections in women?

Does all antibiotics cause yeast infections in women?

No, not all.: But most do have the potential to allow yeast to proliferate because antibiotics that kill bacteria can kill the normal organisms that are pert of your vaginal flora. Antifungals would kill yeast since it is a fungus and antiviral medication would have no effect on either bacteria or yeast. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to cure a yeast infection for men?

What are some natural ways to cure a yeast infection for men?

Don't know of them: Men with yeast infections may have burning or itching at the urethra (hole in the penis). There may be a red rash as well. Monistat can be applied to the tip of the penis twice a day. If not resolving in a week, see physician. ...Read more

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What are some common over-the-counter pills for vaginal yeast infections?

Several: There are several brands. But you are looking for Clotrimazole or microns ole as the active component. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies for treating bacteria vaginosis?

What are some natural remedies for treating bacteria vaginosis?

Boric acid: Not great data suggests boric acid in a gel cap from your compounding pharmacist inserted daily for one month, then as needed. It's usually a reaction to lubricants, soaps, chlorine from a pool or hit tub, or even semen! avoiding any chemicals there, especially dial and irish spring are really helpful. ...Read more

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Can there be any natural cure for yeast infection?

Can there be any natural cure for yeast infection?

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

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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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Symptoms for yeast infection in men swimmers?

Symptoms for yeast infection in men swimmers?

See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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What're the most effective antibiotics for utis that will not cause yeast infections?

What're the most effective antibiotics for utis that will not cause yeast infections?

UTI antibiotics: All antibiotics for UTI makes one susceptible to developin a yeast infection. There is none less likely to cause it. Just add yogurt to your diet 2-3 times a day to help prevent the yeast infection. ...Read more

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What causes yeast infections in women?

Cool and Dry: Anything that increases moisture or heat in the vaginal area can increase your risk of yeast. Avoid the bathtub, wear cotton underware or none at all, avoid panty hose, skinny pants and staying in a wet swimsuit. Wear more skirts. Diet can help as well. Eating dairy with active, live cultures can help vaginal, bladder and colon health. Dannon, activia and greek yougurts as well as kefir may help. ...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 are some tips for female hygiene to prevent yeast infections?

What are some tips for female hygiene to prevent yeast infections?

Yeast prevention: Vaginal yeast infections can be minimized by bathing with hypoallergenic soaps, avoiding perfumed feminine hygiene products, wearing cotton underwear and loose clothing, taking probiotics daily and increasing raw garlic in the diet. Avoid excess sugar and simple carbohydrates in the diet as well. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is mupirocin used for yeast infections in babies?

Is mupirocin used for yeast infections in babies?

no: This is an antibacterial agent.It has little or no effect on a yeast. ...Read more

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How are women tested for yeast infections?

How are women tested for yeast infections?

The yeast: Flourishes in a non-acid environment, which is why vinegar based douches work, and monistat kills/reduced the moniia/candida population...The yeast is not a fungus so ketoconazole does not work. ...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