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Treatment Of Vaginal Yeast Infections
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
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
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
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
Yes: Typically an antifungal (oral or topical) will work. ...Read more
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