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Stages Of Yeast Infection Healing
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
Dermatitis? Clarify: In general, a yeast infection in men can occur in unusual circumstances- such as HIV infection- an HIV test is warranted. Yeast infections are typically in the form of a dermatitis in the warm/ moist skin folds in areas such as the groin, perineum, and inframammary folds. Your primary care doctor and doctors in the emergency room or the urgent care can handle this situation. ...Read more
I still keep having slight yeast infection after every treatment. How to completely clear up yeast?
Get eval: Best for you to get evaluated as there maybe some underlying condition causing you to keep getting yeast infection...for example diabetes can lead to the excretion of a "sugary" urine (Glucosuria) which can cause chronic yeast infections, etc. If all is stable, there are also more powerful oral medications that my be Rx'd. Best wishes. ...Read more
I would like to consult I think I am experiencing yeast infection. What would be the treatment for this and how long will it last?
For consultation: Please use Health Tap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more
The treatment is contriverial as some recommend local anti yeast antibiotics like cream or oral lozences, and others feel you need systemic antibiotics like Diflucan (fluconazole). Other recommendatios
keep the area dry
both sex partners should be treated
herbal remedies like gentian violet, organic coconut oil. ...Read more
There is nothing different for male or female yeast infection. Commonly it refers to candida infection, which can be mild eg oral thrush in a baby, or candida in blood or catheter of a seriously ill patient.
Other terminology used for yeast infection are: mycosis, fungal/tinea infection, etc.
Treatment depends on site, severity and type of species. Your painful urination needs evaluation by md. ...Read more
Location?: For vaginal yeast infections, either topical antifungals are efficacious, or oral fluconazole. Either of these treatments work, but the topicals work to relieve symptoms faster. You can purchase topicals overthe counter at any pharmacy. I have found that the creams work better in my patients than the suppositories. Fluconazole must be prescribed by a physician. For oral, a prescription is nec. ...Read more
Yes: Three day topical treatment is a standard treatment for vaginal yeast infection. However, the treatment will only work if the correct diagnosis has been made. Failure to respond to the treatment suggests another diagnosis. ...Read more
Over the counter: I don't recommend any home remedy; treatment can be found over the counter in any local pharmacy. ...Read more
Talk to doctor: It is recommended that you consult with your physician if sxs are not responding within a week. ...Read more
I'm just wondering, if you have a yeast infection and use the first 2 days of the 3 day treatment what happens?
Persistent sxs.: It may not be completely treated.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a question about yeast infection, took a one day treatment, six days later and symptoms are still present?
I've had a yeast infection, but no access to treatment, for 3 weeks. But now the symptoms are disappearing. Is it going away on its own?
Probably: Many people get various infections which healed on their own with the help of your strong immune system prior to the development of all the current medications we have. If caught early, keeping the area dry (yeast loves moisture) and avoiding sugary foods will help you naturally reach balance again. ...Read more
How can I tell the difference (symptom-wise) between jock itch and male yeast infection? Is there a recommended OTC treatment that'll cure both?
Pattern: Jock itch or tinea cruris usually has flaking or scaling at the edges in the groin area or thigh. It also expands in continuous circles or rings. Yeast infections tend to be brighter red and at the edges will have small scattered red dots or satellite lesions which are near the edge but may not touch the edge. Both can be treated with topical cream like ketoconazole or loprox (ciclopirox). See a dermatologist. ...Read more
I had a yeast infection, took OTC treatment & symptoms went away. I used a 'soft cup' days after and there was cottage chz like substance, is yi gone?
Med Irritation: Sometimes topically yeast medications can be irritating to the skin. Try first applying yeast medication to skin and thin covering with layer of zinc oxide. The zinc helps sooth and heal the skin. I have also had some patients mix the zinc and yeast cream together prior to application. ...Read more
Non-azole drugs: There are no "natural" treatments likely to help much. There are non-azole treatments, such as nystatin, caspofungin, and flucytosine. Nystatin is available OTC, I think not the others; your pharmacist can help. Or maybe your allergy isn't to miconazole per se, but other ingredients in the cream; you could try other azoles (clotrimazole, terconazole, etc), or oral fluconazole (Diflucan). ...Read more
An anti-yeast drug: A person can have a yeast or fungal infection in almost any part of the body. The treatment depends on where the infection is, how good the person's immune system is, the severity of the infection, which type of yeast or fungus is involved, etc... Some antifungal drugs are over-the-counter, such as clotrimazole. Other antifungal drugs are by prescription only. ...Read more
Natural approaches: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. If you have a yeast infection avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5.Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after >>. ...Read more
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