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Vaginal Candida Treatment
I had a red, dry, itchy rash on my thigh for 2 weeks that kept getting bigger because I scratched. It stopped itching and turned purple the day I applied fluconazole left-over from vaginal candida treatment. So, was my thigh rash from candida?
Did it improve?: It is never a good idea to use prescription medication for uses other than for what it was prescribed. That being said the question here is did your rash improve after applying the anti fungal cream? If so then most likely this was a fungal infection. If not improved consider a virtual visit with an image of the area attached and a Healthtap doctor can help you now. ...Read more
Different organisms.: Candida is a fungal organism (yeast) which is a different type from a bacteria. They behave and cause different types of infections. Candida is treated with anti fungals like for example diflucan (fluconazole) which comes in oral form or clotrimazole which you could find in a cream form. Bacterial infections are treated with antibiotics which come in different forms and used depending on the type of infection. ...Read more
You need a workup: As you may have an immune deficiency problem, or undiagnosed diabetes, or it may be coming form your GI tract so you would need long term oral anti yeast medication and if they put you on this you will need liver enzymes monitored so call your gyn and if your gyn can't help you, your gyn should be able to refer you to the local medical school or other expert. ...Read more
How: 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 >. ...Read more
I had vaginal candida many times, but noone of medicaments doesn't help for a long time. I eat healthyfood, haveno problems with stomack what can I do?
Treating vaginal Candida albicans. What type of soap should be used down there? Should I stop wearing underwear? Best safe practices?
Vaginal yeast: Vaginal yeast infection, usually caused by Candida albicans, is not sexually transmitted and there are no "safe practices" to worry about. And yeast because of tight clothing is an urban myth; underwear won't make a difference and neither will the soap you use. Make sure diagnosis is correct, get the right treatment (usually an "azole" medication), and otherwise don't worry about it. ...Read more
A small blue-green circular spot underneath my toenail, in the middle. I discovered it when I removed my polish. I also have vaginal candida. Fungus?
Maybe: The two aren't related, however. Which is to say, that the candida in your vagina is albicans (most typically) and the candida (if that's what it is) on your toenail would be a different species of candida. Unless you have diabetes or some other medical condition that puts you at risk for getting candida in multiple areas of the body at the same time, the 2 aren't related. There is cream for toe! ...Read more
I have oral, intestinal and vaginal candida. Can I take oral nystatin for several weeks, if is necessary?
Yes, even longer: Oral Nystatin is a remarkably safe medicine. Successful treatment of candidiasis often takes several months and it is safe to take Nystatin for months or even years. Besides Nystatin it is necessary to follow a diet low in sugars and simple carbs and to take probiotics. Consider anti-fungal herbs as well. See http://huff. To/15mbzao ; http://bit. Ly/1aeoabl. ...Read more
Nipples have been cracked, itchy, clear yellow fluid come out of cracks, on and off since teens. Why? I also have recurring vaginal candida. Related?
Sounds like eczema: And the yellow discharge can be secondary infection of the eczema. Try OTC antibiotic ointment and make appointment to see derm for prescription medicine to clear eczema as well. You may need oral antibiotics. This is unlikely related to your candida but see derm sooner than later. ...Read more
I saw my pcp and was diagnosed with vaginal candida. I took 2 diflucan, (fluconazole) a week apart and today noticed white discharge in my inner labia. Visit need?
Only if symptoms: Only if symptoms, if they are clear a little bit of white discharge can be normal for most people. ...Read more
I have severe vaginal candida, as well as candida in the mouth, but a bit more mild. My doctor prescribed 1 pill of 100g fluconazole for 1 week. My liver feels weird. Is this the right dosage? I take one daily. I am 19.
Yeast treatment: Vaginal yeast is usually treated with topical anti fungal creams or one single done of Fluconazole. Multiple daily doses are typically not needed. If you are not responding to that therapy then your doctor should reevaluate you for other conditions that may be present. Unless your immune system is compromised it is not typical to have both vaginal and oral yeast. ...Read more
I had some slight itching and swelling and thick clumpy dis and no oder from vagina I treated for a yeast infection with a one day treatment still itc
You may need to: Get checked for vaginal infection, so please go see your GYN or family physician to get checked out. You also need a urine test to see if you have blood or evidence of infection. If you period is late then see if you need to check a pregnancy test. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
I took treatment 1 of a vaginally suppository for a yeast infection at 10 this morning. It in now 1am can I take the second dose before sleeping?
Take as directed: Sorry, it's probably not the answer you wanted but it's really true. Most vaginal yeast medications are dosed once nightly. Time of day doesn't matter as much as long as its about 24hrs apart. The only benefit from nightly application is less tendency for medication to drip out due to gravity while upright. But if you found medication that requires dosing twice daily, then 2nd dose 12hr after 1st. ...Read more
I had unprotected sex and my vagina got itchy I did a 1 say yeast infection treatment and it swelled hugely now it is red and looks like a rash. STD?
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
There are so many different OTC treatments for vaginal yeast infections- 1 day, 3 day, 7 day...which is the best one??
What could thick stringy white odorless vaginal discharge mean. Treated numerous times with 3 and 7 date yeast infection treatments.?
Otc: vaginal boric acid capsules.
Certain foods: eg. Yogurt or acidophilus milk.
Otc: butoconazole, clotrimazole, tioconazole, terconazole.
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
I have a persistent, non-albicans vaginal yeast infection. I have been treated with itracanazole and boric acid. Are there any other treatments?
Candida: This depends entirely on the species of Candida and its potential sensitivity to antifungals. What is more, sometimes it may be difficult to eliminate Candida without co-treatment of your sexual partner. You must also be aware that difficulty in elimination of Candida may be a manifestation of immune deficiency. Have you been tested for HIV? See an infectious diseases expert. Good luck. ...Read more
Vaginal itching, been tested 4 all STDs more than 1x, had multiple cultures done, all neg., tried antibiotics/yeast treatments, they didn't help?
Need thorough evaluation: You need a thorough evaluation. If you are perimenopausal, decreased estrogen levels can make the vaginal and vulvar tissue thinner, so more prone to irritation. It could be a reaction to a soap or other chemical you are exposed to. If it's always one spot, it may need to be examined for a skin disorder, such as lichen sclerosis or vulvar or vaginal neoplasia. ...Read more
If vaginal yeast infection does not clear up after using Monistat 3, can I then use Monistat 7? If so, how long should I wait between treatmens?
Try clotimazole: Gyne-Lotrimin can be used after 5 days; however, if not improving get a GYN examination, to rule out any other type of infection. ...Read more