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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Candidiasis (Definition)

Candidiasis is an infection caused by a specific group of fungi or yeast that usually occur in warm, moist parts of the body. Common symptoms include ...Read more


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What's vaginal thrush?

What's vaginal thrush?

Candidal infection: Candida albicans is a natural inhabitant of the mouth and vagina. With stress, use of antibiotics, change of ph or sometimes due to an immune compromised state and uncontrolled diabetes the normal levels of candida increase and result in thrush. If this occurs frequently have it checked by your gynecologist. ...Read more

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How to cure a vaginal thrush?

How to cure a vaginal thrush?

Antifungals: See your physician who will prescibe you an antifungal. There are oral forms ANS vaginal suppositories. ...Read more

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How can I treat vaginal thrush?

How can I treat vaginal thrush?

=candida / =yeast: Monistat 3/5/7 good options (1day less successful). Shows you are on diflucan--that should help as well. ...Read more

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How to remove ongoing vaginal thrush?

How to remove ongoing vaginal thrush?

Tips and Rx: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. 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 soaping up. ...Read more

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Is daltacort any use for vaginal thrush?

Is daltacort any use for vaginal thrush?

Daktacort: As one of its ingredients it contains an antifungal and should work against vaginal thrush. ...Read more

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How can you treat vaginal thrush naturally?

How can you treat vaginal thrush naturally?

I would recommend...: This natural treatment for the prevention of yeast, which is to use plain yogurt, mix it in a douche bottle (buy a douching kit from the store but don"t use the vinegar solution given) with half/half water. Then use this to irrigate the vagina 2-3 times per week. This will increase the vaginal bacteria called lactobacillus, which will help to prevent yeast infections. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat vaginal thrush?

What is the best way to treat vaginal thrush?

Topical therapy: Uncomplicated disease can usually responds to short courses of vaginal or oral antifungals. Vaginal treatments containing nystatin, miconazole, clotrimazole, butoconazole, terconazole and tioconazole are all effective. Many of these are available without a prescription. Failure to respond to over the counter treatment should trigger a visit to your gynecologist. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have i got vaginal thrush?

Itchy: Usually ther is a thick cottage cheese like discharge and the vaginal area is intensely itchy! it can also be diagnosed by your doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more

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What causes recurrent bouts of vaginal thrush?

What causes recurrent bouts of vaginal thrush?

Doctor can evaluate: When a teen girl or a woman gets repeated vaginal candida infections, she can be evaluated to see what might be the problem. Sometimes it is a ph (how much acidity is there) imbalance in the vagina, a decrease in "normal flora" (the healthy bacteria that live in the vagina), an immune system problem (inability to prevent yeast overgrowth), a diabetes/sugar problem, etc... ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Vaginal Yeast Infection (Definition)

Candida vulvovaginitis is a yeast infection of the vulva and/or vagina. Symptoms can include itching, redness, and a ...Read more


Thrush (Definition)

Thrush is a yeast infection of the mucus membrane lining ...Read more