Treating vaginal yeast infection while breastfeeding - Doctor answers

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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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If I have a vaginal yeast infection can I put neosporin or coconut oil to stop the itch?

If I have a vaginal yeast infection can I put neosporin or coconut oil to stop the itch?

NEITHER!: You should be receiving SPECIFIC anti-yeast medication vaginally prescribed by your GYNECOLOGIST if OTC preparations are not working!

Neosporin is for BACTERIAL SKIN infections and COCONUT OIL is a "folk" remedy at best!

Hope this helps!
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Will external monistat cure my vaginal yeast infection or do I have to pair this with other treatments?

Can work.: Use the vaginal form of Monistat. It can be very effective. If you choose the short course of treatment, it may not be enough and you might need the 7 day course. There is little to no systemic absorption with intravaginal antifungal meds. Sometimes Monistat does not work, then you can get a Rx for Terazole, also vaginal. If no help, Can take a prescription pill. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with vaginal yeast infection. Does it causes lower pelvic pain and pain with sex? Pain In sex for almost a year?

I have been diagnosed with vaginal yeast infection. Does it causes lower pelvic pain and pain with sex? Pain In sex for almost a year?

Not yeast: Vulvar yeast infections can cause local pain, i.e. the external genitals, which could be aggravated during sex. Yeast does not cause pelvic pain or internal pain during sex. Keep working with your gynecologist about this. Good luck. ...Read more

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Every couple months I battle a vaginal yeast infection, last time I even got thrush for the 1st. How do I keep it away? I don't understand : (

Every couple months I battle a vaginal yeast infection, last time I even got thrush for the 1st. How do I keep it away? I don't understand : (

Suppression: 1 in 10 women experience recurrent fungal vaginitis for no apparent reason. It is easy to treat and easy to prevent. For those women antifungal medication is prescribed to resolve the infection then is prescribed to take one day each weeks as suppressive therapy to prevent recurrences. That works over 90% of the time. ...Read more

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I have a persistent, non-albicans vaginal yeast infection. I have been treated with itracanazole and boric acid. Are there any other treatments?

Candida: This depends entirely on the species of Candida and its potential sensitivity to antifungals. What is more, sometimes it may be difficult to eliminate Candida without co-treatment of your sexual partner. You must also be aware that difficulty in elimination of Candida may be a manifestation of immune deficiency. Have you been tested for HIV? See an infectious diseases expert. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could I get help regarding vaginal yeast infection?

Yeast infections: 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. 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 day. ...Read more

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What should I do if my vaginal yeast infection/thrush won't go away?

Chronic/ recurrent: yeast infections that do not resolve with appropriate interventions warrant medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm getting rid of a vaginal yeast infection, what causes it and what to do?

Yeast: Vaginal yeast infections are caused by a fungus called candida. 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). ...Read more

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Can I have a sexual life while I have vaginal yeast infection, using a condom?

Can I have a sexual life while I have vaginal yeast infection, using a condom?

Might be unpleasant: For your peace of mind. .. And your partner... Just get it check by your md. Easily treatable and cured! You might have dyspareunia or painful uncomfortable sex. .. Gets very awkward too! Regards and safe sex always! ...Read more

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Can I use any baby diaper cream for the irritating itch and discomfort from my own vaginal yeast infection?

Yes, but...: Depending on the ingredients in the diaper cream, it may help the area feel better, but may not clear the yeast infection, unless it contains an anti-fungal component. If it keeps the area too moist, it could actually make a yeast infection worse. ...Read more

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If I am going to the bathroom so much, does it have to be a UTI or can a vaginal yeast infection cause that?

If I am going to the bathroom so much, does it have to be a UTI or can a vaginal yeast infection cause that?

Many things: Frequency of urination can be a manifestation of many medical conditions. Vaginal yeast infections will seldom do that without associated burning on urination. See a doctor. ...Read more

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I was prescribed lotrisone for a stubborn vaginal yeast infection but am nervous to use it. Do the benefits outweigh the risks?

I was prescribed lotrisone for a stubborn vaginal yeast infection but am nervous to use it. Do the benefits outweigh the risks?

Yes: There is very little downside on using Lotrisone. You need to discuss with your doctor about your concern on medications in the future. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...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


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