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I have chronic vaginal fungal infection. What can I do to prevent this not coming in long term?

I have chronic vaginal fungal infection.  What can I do to prevent this not coming in long term?

Many: See a doctor to check for immune or hormonal condition. Be checked for drug resistant yeast. Avoid diets high in sugar, cotton underwear or no underwear. Avoid thongs. Adding healthy bacteria in diet: probiotics, yogurt, raw apple cider vinegar. Luvana or rephresh to regulate vaginal ph. Boric acid suppositories. Gently douching with 1/2 tsp baking soda/water. Apply gentian violet. Meds. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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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Currently treating vaginal fungal infection with clatrimazole(?), can I go swimming in pools or sea? How long to wait? Im on holiday, I want to enjoy!

Currently treating vaginal fungal infection with clatrimazole(?), can I go swimming in pools or sea? How long to wait? Im on holiday, I want to enjoy!

OK to swim: This doesn't need to interfere with swimming or any other holiday activity (except maybe vaginal sex!). If you're having significant external genital symptoms (e.g. labial or vulvar irritation and itching), some vigorous physical activities (e.g. biking, running, etc) might be a bit uncomfortable, but not harmful. Just use the medication as directed and do whatever isn't bothersome. ...Read more

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I have vaginal fungal infection what could be the possible causes?

I have vaginal fungal infection what could be the possible causes?

See below: Factors that disrupt the natural balance of microorganisms that live in the vagina predispose you to this. Examples include: antibiotic use; douches/feminine sprays; scratches in the vagina (from tampons); tight clothing or underwear (hot, moist, irritating); hormonal changes; birth control pills. I assume you are healthy and therefore i will not go into the other more rare causes. ...Read more

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I have vaginal fungal infection, what could be the possible causes?

I have vaginal fungal infection, what could be the possible causes?

Maybe changes in pH: Maybe some changes in the ph (acidity) inside the vagina allowed candida yeast to over-grow and cause itching, discharge, etc... ...Read more

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What can I do if my vaginal fungal infection won't go away, despite countless treatments. What do I do?

What can I do if my vaginal fungal infection won't go away, despite countless treatments. What do I do?

Have your gyn: Do a complete workup or refer u u must rule out diabetes, hiv( hopefully not) or other immune disorders and make sure you had a good yeast culture as there are 4 different types and make sure u have tried gynazole-1 just back on the market- it cures all 4 types of yeast not just the most common type. ...Read more

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Have treated for vaginal fungal infection by gynotran, mikotran.. It is still there and is not treated. Currently on mailen suppositories. Your advice?

Needs testing: If you have been treating yeast with a variety of agents and the yeast is still there then evaluation is needed. Either you have a resistant yeast (rare) and your doctor will need more thorough testing to get rid of it. Or you do not have yeast and in fact have something else (common) schedule witha gyn for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a vaginal fungal infection my dr proscribed me some cream its been a week sense then, if I have sex with my partner can he catch it ?

I have a vaginal fungal infection my dr proscribed me some cream its been a week sense then, if I have sex with my partner can he catch it ?

Partner safe : I am almost certain your partner is safe. Yeast infections are difficult to transmit unless your partner is susceptible. ...Read more

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Is a yeast infection and vaginal fungal infection the same thing? If not, what is best treatment for fungal and what are its causes?

Is a yeast infection and vaginal fungal infection the same thing?  If not, what is best treatment for fungal and what are its causes?

Yeast=fungus: Yeast is a fungus, by definition. Best treatment is to try to determine what may have provoked it? Changes in diet, sleep, stress, detergent, clothing, sex practices., etc. Second is otc anti-fungal like clotrimazole, Miconazole or any vaginal anti-fungal. If that doesn't work, then diflucan, (fluconazole) an oral pill. And lastly, elimination diet. A great book, the v book, goes into detail about yeast! ...Read more

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Had fungal infection vaginal and doc gave me med that needs to be inserted but i stopped at day 4.. im pregnant 10 wks. Shud i just cont the other 3?

Had fungal infection vaginal and doc gave me med that needs to be inserted but i stopped at day 4.. im pregnant 10 wks. Shud i just cont the other 3?

Safe: If you are no longer having symptoms and have stopped the meds. I suggest you watch your symptoms and if it returns let your doctor know you need a full prescription. The yeast medication is safe in pregnancy. ...Read more

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What can you do if u have fungal infection on the vagina?

What can you do if u have fungal infection on the vagina?

Fungus : An antifungal cream which is available over the counter may clear it up. However if persists you need to see a physician to get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a fungal infection?

Depends on site: The symptoms of fungal infection depend on the site of infection--skin-lungs-sinus-blood stream-kidneys etc. ...Read more

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Touched a fungal infection, did i contract it?

Possibly: Some fungal infections (tinea, trichosporon...) can be spread by contact or through fomites (objects that may become colonized with the organisms like towels). Handwashing works. Avoid sharing towels and clothing (especially athletic types), wipe down workout equipment with antimicrobial towels. Depends on the agent, duration of contact, and your immune systems function...And good or bad luck. ...Read more

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Why would someone be prone to fungal infections?

Why would someone be prone to fungal infections?

Fungal infections: Depends upon whether you are referring to skin (superficial dermatomycoses), or to systemic fungal infections. The latter are often managed by our fixed tissue immune mechanisms, and may suggest immune deficiency which needs aggressive evaluation. Go see an infectious disease expert and be examined and treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Treatment for fungal infection?

Fungal infection: Fungal infections can be treated with anti fungal creams , powders , or anti fungal tablets. In most cases scrapings need to be done to confirm the diagnosis before anti fungal tablets are prescribed . ...Read more

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Serious nail fungal infection, what to do?

Serious nail fungal infection, what to do?

Agree w Dr. Singh: Topical anti-fungal treatments are often not effective when an extensive amount of nail has been impacted. Your physician can order you a stronger medication such as Lamisil which can be prescribed for burst treatments. ...Read more

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Can dettol cure fungal infection on the skin?

No: It will only irritate it. Anti fungal preps are available otc. ...Read more

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How do I treat fungal infections on the toes?

Local creams: There are many over-the-counter creams that are effective for fungal infection between the toes. Alternatively, you can take one dose of Fluconazole but you need a prescription for that. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Dugan
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Fungal Infection (Definition)

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