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Best OTC oral treatment for yeast infection? Or would Monistat work better?

Best OTC oral treatment for yeast infection? Or would Monistat work better?

Monistat: There are no good OTC treatments for vaginal yeast infections. Monistat or mycelex (clotrimazole) would work better. ...Read more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


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What are OTC treatment for yeast infection for males?

Lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream: For yeast infections on skin, Lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream is effective; if there is itching or burning pain, use hydrocortisone cream as well. Use each cream sparingly twice daily; usually the infection will clear in 3-4 days. ...Read more

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Frequent sinus infections! need OTC treatment?

Frequent sinus infections! need OTC treatment?

Limit exposures: Several things contribute to chronic sinus problems. Most issues are not truly infections, but usually more congestion. Avoid smoking and smoke exposure, explore allergies, consider nasal saline irrigation, and avoiding dairy products for 2 weeks (most adults have some version of milk allergy).Sometimes, recurrent issues can be from lacking some immunologic factors(iga, etc) may help identify. ...Read more

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Can uristat (phenazopyridine) cure a uti?

Can uristat (phenazopyridine) cure a uti?

No: This medication is used to relieve symptoms caused by irritation of the urinary tract such as pain, burning, and the feeling of needing to urinate urgently or frequently. This drug does not treat the cause of the urinary irritation. Need to see physician for proper examination , testing and treatment of urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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Does the Monistat 7 treatment creme for yeast infection work?

Yes : This medication use to be a precription formula. Don't let it's over-the-counter status make you think it's not a powerful anti yeast medication. If you keep getting yeast infections, you may want to add a good living probiotic as a supplement as a deficiency of healthy gut bacteria is a set up for chronic yeast over growth. ...Read more

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Treatment for recurrent vaginitis and balanitis?

Treatment for recurrent vaginitis and balanitis?

Depends on organism: If you have recurrent vaginitis with candida and your partner has recurrent balanitis with same organism, one of you might have diabetes. Have it checked out by a doctor. ...Read more

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Best antibotic treatment for gonorrhea?

Best antibotic treatment for gonorrhea?

Cephalosporins: Gonorrhea is becoming more resistant to antibiotics that have previously been used for treatment. The cdc came out with new guidelines which recommend oral Cefixime and the injectable antibiotic ceftriaxone. See this link for additional information: http://www.Cdc.Gov/nchhstp/newsroom/docs/gonorrhea-treatment-guidelines-factsheet.Pdf. ...Read more

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Could sumycin (tetracycline) antibiotics cure a lower UTI infection (urethra)?

Could sumycin (tetracycline) antibiotics cure a lower UTI infection (urethra)?

Depends on organism: Sometimes tetracycline can treat a UTI. Please check with your doctor. Don't just take old meds that are lying around. ...Read more

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Best OTC meds for sinus infection and earache?

Best OTC meds for sinus infection and earache?

Sudafed if no HBP: Sudafed is a great decongestant and helps with ear pain. You need to ask the pharmacist because it is kept behing the counter. If you have high blood pressure, do not take sudafed. If you are anxious, you may not want to take sudafed either. It can cause palpitations and make anxiety worse. Vitamin c 500mg 3x per day is a natural antihistamine. Mucinex (guaifenesin) helps to thin mucus so you can blow it out. ...Read more

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Redness and irritation of vulva, gram stain negative for yeast and "not consistent w/ bacterial vaginosis" given rx for lotrimin (clotrimazole) but no relief!

Redness and irritation of vulva, gram stain  negative for yeast and "not consistent w/ bacterial vaginosis" given rx for lotrimin (clotrimazole) but no relief!

Redness: Redness and irritation of the vulva are not always infectious in origin.This can also be caused by chemicals such as dyes, perfumes, deodorants, etc. in products u use in the area like soaps,detergents used on ur underwear,toilet paper,feminine hygiene sprays,pads,etc.U need to be a detective and look at anything different you are using that you weren't before this and use only hypoallergenic prod ...Read more

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Is Ampiclox for treating yeast infection or uti?

Ampiclox: This combination of Ampicillin and cloxacillin is generally not available in the usa. It will not be effective in treating yeast infections at all, but could theoretically be used to treat uti. ...Read more

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What antibiotics are effective for treating the dysuria?

Depends: You must first know whats causing the dysuria. A urine culture may reveal a specific germ & the abx best suited to treat it. If it is soap suds, small kidney stones, failure to take in enough fluids, etc. The abx would be a waste of time. ...Read more

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Any good treatment for utis other than antibiotics?

No: Home remedies are next to worthless and potentially dangerous in allowing simple lower tract infections to progress. ...Read more

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Besides azo, what otc oral medications can i take for a yeast infection caused by antibiotic use?

Besides azo, what otc oral medications can i take for a yeast infection caused by antibiotic use?

Azo won't prevent: a yeast infection, altho oral probiotics MAY lessen the chance of antibiotic-associated diarrhea. Bacteria from the digestive tract are the most common cause of UTI's. If diarrhea facilitates the introduction of bacteria into the urinary tract, preventing antibiotic-associated diarrhea could theoretically help prevent UTIs. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Does cipro (ciprofloxacin) antibiotics work for everyone to treat uti?

Does cipro (ciprofloxacin) antibiotics  work for everyone to treat uti?

UTI Treatment: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is an antibiotic commonly used to treat urinary tract infections. Sometimes you can have an infection with a bacteria that is resistant to Cipro (ciprofloxacin). Do not share your antibiotics and do take someone else's antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is erythromycin 2% topical solution a appropriate treatment for rosacea is erthromycin 2% topical solution a appropriate treatment for rosacea

Is erythromycin 2% topical solution a appropriate treatment for rosacea is erthromycin 2% topical solution a appropriate treatment for rosacea

Rosacea: Topical Erythromycin may be helpful for pimply-type rosacea, but may not help with redness or flushing. Topical Metronidazole is also effective for the same. For other common symptoms of rosacea, oral meds may be necessary. See your doctor... ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more