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Is it okay to treat a severe vaginal yeast infection with only antifungal cream or should it be treated with both oral and cream?

Is it okay to treat a severe vaginal yeast infection with only antifungal cream or should it be treated with both oral and cream?

Yes: It is my bias that yeast vulvo/vaginitis is a local infection and is best treated and responds best to local therapy, i.e. vaginal creams/suppositories. So yes, ok to treat only with cream. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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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 it possible to have lower abdominal pain when I'm having a complicated and severe vaginal yeast infection due to inflammation?

Is it possible to have lower abdominal pain when I'm having a complicated and severe vaginal yeast infection due to inflammation?

Yes : Yes a complicated or persistent vaginal infection may cause lower pelvic discomfort. Please seek medical attention for appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of vaginal yeast infections?

What are some symptoms of vaginal yeast infections?

Discharge and itch: A vaginal yeast infection usually causes a thick white discharge with itchiness and redness to the vagina. See your doctor for confirmation. ...Read more

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Will vaginal yeast infections clear on their own?

Possible: Yeast is a normal inhabitant of the vagina. At low levels it causes no symptoms in most women. With the overgrowth of yeast symptoms develop. It is possible for it to resolve on its own. ...Read more

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Does yeastrol help to relieve vaginal yeast infections?

Does yeastrol help to relieve vaginal yeast infections?

Yeast meds: As long as you have canida, any over the counter medicine containing Nystatin will work. ...Read more

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What are the causes of recurring vaginal yeast infections?

Several: Antibiotic use most common, sometimes illness, more likely in summer/ hot weather. Illness can as well. Injury, some chemicals (ie spermacides in some), diabetes, non breathing clothing can all contribute. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Yeast Infection (Definition)

Clinical illness due to a fungus which exists in a yeast form is the definition. Some fungi only form yeasts and some are dimorphic, having both a yeast stage and a stage in which they form a mesh-like network of a ...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