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Is there a natural treatment for vaginal yeast infections, nail fungus and jock itch?

Is there a natural treatment for vaginal yeast infections, nail fungus and jock itch?

Topical antifungal: Treatment for mycotic or fungus nails include debridement or thinning of the nails and topical antifungal (tolfanate 1%). There is a product this is plant based called fungal free nail solution applied twice daily. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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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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

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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

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What is the best treatment for a vaginal yeast infection?

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

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Do I need treatment for my vaginal yeast infection if i'm not experiencing any symptoms?

No: Vaginal yeast infections do not need to be treated if they are not causing symptoms. Typical symptoms would be vaginal or vulvar itching, thick white discharge and general discomfort. If it is not bothering you it does not need to be treated. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of vaginal yeast infection?

What's the best treatment to get rid of vaginal yeast infection?

Over the counter: Vaginal itching and a cottage cheese-like discharge could be signs of a yeast infection. You can try using over the counter yeast infection medication (such as miconazole). If your symptoms do not go away, you might consider seeing a doctor to evaluate the problem. ...Read more

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What OTC drugs cure vaginal yeast infections in one day?

Probably none: There are several otc vaginal yeast infection treatments available - most are multiple day vaginal creams. There is one that requires only one dose. One dose doesn't necessarily mean one day cure - it could take more than one day for the medication to be effective. Most of the otc yeast medications are effective about 70% of the time - if your symptoms persist, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a history of vaginal yeast infections as well as persistent UTIs. What lubricants would be safe to use for sex that wouldn't worsen these issue?

It's not lubricant: Lubricants aren't the problem; which one you use won't make any differencer (unless some symptoms might be allergy to lubricant). "Persistent" UTI should not occur; once diagnosed, cure usually isn't a problem. Recurrent yeast can be due to underlying health problems, especially diabetes. STDs can cause similar symptoms; get tested. Rather than worrying about lubricants, discuss w/ your doctor. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more