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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: No. They are a nuisance.Get a more detailed 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
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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