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Savlon For Yeast Infections
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
It's unlikely if you are healthy.
However, some immune system severely compromised persons might run into trouble. ...Read more
Treatment is simple:
If you are referring to vaginal yeast infection, you should get treated with at least using over the counter medication. There are multiple anti- fungal creams at the drug store and they are not expensive. Ask the pharmacist for help.
You may also have a different type of infection, like bacterial vaginosis. Seek medical care with a gynecologist or a family physician. ...Read more
Symptoms include..: Vaginal itching and a cottage cheese-like discharge could be signs of a vaginal yeast infection. You can try using over the counter yeast infection medication if you have these symptoms. Pain is not typically a symptom of a yeast infection, and should be evaluated by a doctor since it could mean a different diagnosis. ...Read more
Yeast infection: 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
Medication: You can get a yeast infection in many places in the body such as your scalp, toenails, skin, vagina, etc. Each has a different treatment. Assuming you have a vaginal yeast infection, there are very effective over-the-counter medications you can get at a pharmacy such as Monostat. Or you can see a doctor and get a prescription pill or cream. A short treatment will usually get rid of it. ...Read more
OTC measures: Vaginal yeast infection? First are you sure that's what it is? If you've had them before and are quite sure, try the otc topical creams like gyne-lotrimin, Monistat and such. Avoid the one-day treatments as they they are so strong they can cause ulceration of the vaginal mucosa. If your symptoms do not resolve within five days, see your doc for a sure diagnosis. ...Read more
Wrong place ; time: An infection in the wrong place in an individual not able to w/stand the illness will cause death. Topical yeast infections rarely cause death. Yeast blood stream infections, especially in someone w/a weakened immune system, can be deadly. >30% of blood stream infections w/yeast result in death. Endemic moulds (histoplasma, cryptococcus blastomycosis, coccidiodomycosis) can be serious as well. ...Read more
A yeast infection causes itching or soreness in the vagina and sometimes causes pain or burning when you urinate or have sex. Some women also have a thick, clumpy, white discharge that has no odor and looks a little like cottage cheese.
These symptoms are more likely to occur during the week before your menstrual period. ...Read more
No.: A condom does not give a yeast infection, but a latex condom can give certain women an allergic reaction which will feel like a yeast infection. This allergic reaction is an itching and/or burning feeling in her vulva/vagina. These symptoms usually resolve within a day or less. The best thing is to use a non-latex condom (such as polyurethane) which should not cause any allergic reaction. ...Read more
OTC creams: You can go to your local pharmacy and there are many over the counter (otc) creams that at one time were prescription and are now available to you without seeing a dr., if it persists, than you may need an exam and rx medications. Best wishes. ...Read more
Yeast: 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) that is taken once (occasionally needs multiple doses for complicated cases). ...Read more
Vaginal?: 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. For your first possible yeast infection - get medically evaluated to get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
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