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Treating Yeast Infections During Pregnancy
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
Yes!: The hormone and weight changes of pregnancy make this a very common opportunity for changes in the bacterial flora of the vagina. This leads to the two most common infections of bacterial change, BV and yeast infections. Luckily both are easily treated by your doctor, np or midwife. ...Read more
Yes.: Vaginal infection should be treated as early as possible . Most of the treatment are topical. Therefore it is not systemic and not harmful to the fetus. Needs to be diagnosed correctly and then treated. So please sep your OB's advise. ...Read more
Is clotrimazole vaginal cream safe to use during pregnancy for vaginal yeast infection? Thank you
Yes: Check with your OB about all symptoms. ...Read more
Would get rid of it: I recommend getting rid of the yeast infection before.Generally, vaginal infections don't cause serious complications.In pregnant women, however, both bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis have been associated with premature deliveries and low birth weight babies. Women with trichomoniasis or bacterial vaginosis are also at a greater risk of acquiring HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any time: Since a broad-spectrum antibiotic kills both disease-causing and innocuous bacteria, this allows the yeast to proliferate. However whether one ends up with an yeast infection would depend on the individual , the duration , ; the type of antibiotic. I often prescribe an anti-fungal drug along with the antibiotic for some. However during pregnancy a safer choice may be probiotics. ...Read more
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
22 weeks pregnant diagnosed with yeast infection.Can yeast infection cause quick sharp vaginal pains?
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
I'm 8 weeks pregnant with a yeast infection, is Monistat 3 ovules safe to use during early pregnancy?
Yes: Topical antifungal treatment is safe. Good luck! ...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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