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Treatment For Vaginal Yeast
Just finished 14days treatment of vaginal yeast infection but no change.Can i try another vaginal cream again now or i should wait more days?
Not yeast?: if you used one of the usual treatments, active ingredient ending in "azole" (miconazole, clotrimazole, etc), then repeating treatment with a similar drug probably won't help. Some yeast strains are resistant and require an different treatment, e.g. nystatin or flucytosine. Or maybe it's something other than yeast. Don't self-diagnose; contact your doctor for evaluation and advice. ...Read more
I'm at 7th day of treatment for vaginal yeast infection by using cream,but the swelling and sticky yellow white vaginal discharge is still there?
Try another drug?: The usual treatments for vaginal yeast infections are drugs with names ending in "azole" (miconazole, clotrimazole, fluconazole, etc). However, some yeast strains are resitant to these drugs. Ask your doctor or clinic whether they want to reexamine you to recheck the diagnosis, and ask about alternative treatments, such as nystatin, flucytosine, or caspofungin. ...Read more
Tips: 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
Most are rx: Oral or topical anti candidal medications.Most are prescripttion. ...Read more
Yeast infection: There are a large number of over the counter products to treat a vaginal yeast infection. These are generally in cream or suppository form, and come in dosing for one-day, three-day, and seven-day courses of treatment. All courses are similarly successful in treating the condition. ...Read more
Many: Otc: vaginal boric acid capsules. Certain foods: eg. Yogurt or acidophilus milk. Otc: butoconazole, clotrimazole, tioconazole, terconazole. Prescription: diflucan not sure what you used to treat your yeast infection. But the above are all treatments for yeast infection. They are all alternatives to each other or can often be used in conjuction if resistant to treatment. ...Read more
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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