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Treating Yeast Infections During Pregnancy
Is there any over-the-counter or home remedies for yeast infections during pregnancy? I'm 13 weeks.
Probably not: There are a lot of "old wives tales tales" about how to take care of this problem & you should not listen to them. Considering your health and the health of your unborn child the best physician to give you the answer to your question is your OB/GYN. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Can having an untreated yeast infection or one that is there to long during pregnancy harm the baby?
No: A vaginal yeast infection is unlikely to cause problems in pregnancy other than making you itchy and uncomfortable. It will not hurt the baby. Over the counter yeast infections are available that you can try now. If it is not improving then you need to be checked by a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes. Get it treated: Although this is not something that happens often, it is possible for vaginal yeast to cause intrauterine inflammation and preterm labor. Yeast infections are common in pregnancy. Call your OB today to get a prescription for the yeast. Avoid over the counter treatments until you've discussed them with OB. Clotrimazole for 7 days is considered safe, but there are other creams that OBs prefer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does pregnancy cause yeast infection? What kind of medicine is safe to take during pregnancy to help with yeast infection?
Yeast infection: These are quite common in pregnant women particularly during the second trimester. During pregnancy physicians recommend vaginal creams and suppositories only. The oral medication, Diflucan (fluconazole) (a single-dose medication), has not been proven safe during pregnancy and lactation. ...Read more
I had my first yeast infection when i was pregnant. Had it 4 times during pregnancy & it's been 3 months now & i've gotten it 2 moretimes since then.
Candidal vaginitis: When treating this, continue therapy at least thru one menstrual period, and during this time have your sexual partner put antifungal cream on his penis twice a day. If this does not clear things up and you are not taking antibiotics you should be checked to see if you have diabetes or other problems with your immune system. Good luck. ...Read more
Notify obstetrician.: Tell your ob. 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. 7. Try wearing pants that fit loosely. ...Read more
Is it dangerous to have an abnormal papsmear during 11th week of pregnancy and a yeast infection?
Check with your HCP: Wait until after 14 weeks to treat the yeast infection. Speak with your doctor about the safest local treatment and scheduling a colposcopy for the abnormal pap smear. This is a painless procedure which allows her/him to take a closer look at the cervix through a magnifying device. Generally, biopsy of the cervix is not indicated during pregnancy unless your hcp determines it is advisable. ...Read more
Make sure it's yeast: Studies show that many "yeast infections" are bacterial imbalances or even normal secretions. During pregnancy, an increase in discharge is normal. It's best to have your provider do an exam to target the treatment to the correct diagnosis. During pregnancy, especially, it's best to be certain of the diagnosis. This will prevent incorrect therapy and avoid delay in identifying the true culprit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yeast infection during pregnancy.Have had a yeast infection for the past 2 months have also been diagnosed with gbs how can I get rid of it?
GBS more important: If by "gbs" you mean group-b strep, that needs to be addressed first, as it can be passed to your baby at delivery. See your doctor. If you have a vaginal yeast infection your doc can prescribe a cream for that, but far more important for your baby is to treat the strep infection. ...Read more
Probably yes: Almost certainly this would be safe and effective. But to be entirely certain, call your Ob's office. ...Read more
Is i safe to use Monistat for yeast infection during pregnancy? Can I use it if the infection isn't confirmed by my gyn? Thanks
Is tea tree oil used topically for a yeast infection safe during pregnancy (if diluted)? Anything else recommended? Hasn't gone away for weeks with tx
Epsom=Jetsam: Quote: " As an ideal means of relieving stress at the end of a hard day, two cups of Epsom salts in a tub of hot water can help to soothe jangled nerves and restore a sense of well being."-- I suspect the Epsom Salts will be doing the same for the yeast. In other words, when you get out of your relaxing bath, use a medication recommended by your doctor or pharmacist. ...Read more
Im pregnant and have recurrent yeast infections and bv. Does probiotics help keep these infections away? Are they safe during pregnancy?
Safe, not much good: Probiotics are safe in pregnancy, but haven't proved very effective against yeast or BV. OK to try them, but don't get your hopes up. There are effective drugs to treat or prevent yeast or BV that are safe for both mom and the baby, especially after the first trimester. Your obstetrician should be able to get on top of this. Ask about fluconazole, metronidazole, and boric acid vaginal capsules. ...Read more
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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