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How can I get treatment for a yeast infection?

How can I get treatment for a yeast infection?

Yeast infection: There are many over the counter treatments. If these do not work, you may need anti fungal prescribed by your family practitioner or gyn. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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Male yeast infection possibility. Who do I go to for treatment?

Male yeast infection possibility. Who do I go to for treatment?

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

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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

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I have an yeast infection. What do you recommend for treatment?

I have an yeast infection. What do you recommend for treatment?

See below: Effective treatments include vaginal preparations that contain nystatin, miconazole, clotrimazole, butoconazole, terconazole and tioconazole. Most of these are available over the counter without a prescription. ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I am spotting while on yeast infection treatment?

Get checked: Suggest getting checked medically. Yeast doesn't tend to cause vaginal bleeding. Your doctor can accurately assess the situation. ...Read more

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How to know whether your yeast infection is healing?

How to know whether your yeast infection is healing?

The redness, itching: & burning of the vulva is resolving. Vaginal discharge isn't apparent. Hopefully pain with urination is also better. ...Read more

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What's treatment of yeast infection in men?

Antifungal antibioti: 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

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Describe treatment for yeast infection in men?

Oral: Best treatment is oral medicine like Diflucan (fluconazole) unless limited only to rash on the skin. Topical rashes can be treated with topical antifungals. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for male yeast infection?

What is the treatment for male yeast infection?

Yeast Infection: 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

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How to fix a yeast infection without treatment?

How to fix a yeast infection without treatment?

Yeast: Start by over the counter meds. If not you my need a culture to see if it is resistance to the current medications. If not follow up with your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for yeast infection?

What is the best treatment for yeast infection?

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

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Is the 3 day treatment for yeast infection affective?

Is the 3 day treatment for yeast infection affective?

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

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What's a suggested at home treatment for yeast infection?

Over the counter: I don't recommend any home remedy; treatment can be found over the counter in any local pharmacy. ...Read more

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What to if I am on my last day of treatment and I still have a yeast infection?

Talk to doctor: It is recommended that you consult with your physician if sxs are not responding within a week. ...Read more

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Can I use another 1 day/night treatment for my yeast infection or should I wait?

Inadequate info: What have you already used? How long has it been since tx ended? Is this a verified yeast infection? A yeast infection usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. It may take longer for those who are immunocompromised. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a bad yeast infection now, can I treat it with OTC treatment?

Yes: Over- the – counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, (tioconazole) gynazole, femcare, gyne-lotrimin& mycelex. ...Read more

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I have a question about yeast infection, took a one day treatment, six days later and symptoms are still present?

Let your doctor: Know. A yeast infection usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. It may take longer for those who are immunocompromised. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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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?

Yeast vaginitis: The presence of a cottage cheese like material in your vagina suggests there may still be a yeast infection, especially if you did not continue the original treatment for at least a week. A second round of treatment may make sense, or see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What should I do if my yeast infection treatment causing irritation?

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

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I had a yeast infection and had a 3 day treatment but I still feel some itchiness?

Maybe something else: Lingering itch is not too unusual, but it may be dermatitis or chafing. Topical creams may take a week. Give it a bit more time, then consider using some hc cream for only a couple days to treat lingering irritation (not long term!). ...Read more

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Natural yeast infection treatment? I'm allergic to monistat..

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

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How do you know if your yeast infection is healing?

Symptoms improving?: Whatever symptoms you were having should be resolving. If you never had symptoms then you never needed treatment for a yeast infection, and I would not worry about whether it is gone. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for yeast infection?

What is the treatment for yeast infection?

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

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What is a good treatment for a yeast infection?

Yeast infection: Yeast infections may be treated with OTC meds such as: Clotrimazole, Miconazole, Butoconazole & Tioconazole. Sometimes prescription of Diflucan  (Fluconazole)may be indicated. ...Read more

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Can there be a natural yeast infection treatment?

Can there be a natural yeast infection treatment?

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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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

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable of fermenting ...Read more