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If you were going to prescribe nystatin for gastrointestinal yeast - what would be the dosage for a 15 yr old, 170lbs. And for how long? Our dr unsure

If you were going to prescribe nystatin for gastrointestinal yeast - what would be the dosage for a 15 yr old, 170lbs. And for how long? Our dr unsure

Adult dose: I would say with her weight, give her an adult dose: 1-2 tabs by mouth, three times a day until 2 days after the symptoms resolve. If it is the liquid, give her 5 to 10 ml by mouth three times a day for the same amount of time as above. ...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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Can you place a drop of baby's oral nystatin on your nipples or the cream nystatin (for his yeast diaper rash)?

Can you place a drop of baby's oral nystatin on your nipples or the cream nystatin (for his yeast diaper rash)?

Wrong path: You are trying to cure a topical problem with an internal route. Diaper rash is on a baby's butt not in it. You need to apply the proper ointment or medication to the rash. ...Read more

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Will nystatin cure an anal yeast infection? And what are symptoms of a anal yeast infection

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 more

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Does a herxheimer reaction to nystatin confirm a gastrointestinal yeast overgrowth? Was on doxy for 5 mo. Sick ever since. All other tests negative.

Jarisch-Herxheimer: Herxheimer reaction to GI yeast? I think the term is being used entirely out of its context. I think you should see a board certified gastroenterologist to help you get to a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can cause vaginal itching in the area above the clitoris/pubic bone area? Pcp said was yeast used (nystatin, triamcinolone) w no luck.

What can cause vaginal itching in the area above the clitoris/pubic bone area? Pcp said was yeast used (nystatin, triamcinolone) w no luck.

Use petroleum jelly.: At age 30, yeast (candida) would be at the top of my list, however contact dermatitis from soaps, lubricants, spermicides, reaction to detergents (used to wash clothing) to the medication given itself can cause itching. Group b strep which is a common colonizer can also cause irritation. It would help to obtain bacterial/fungal culture. Meanwhile use petroleum jelly, stop using soaps. See gyn/der. ...Read more

Candida (Definition)

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


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