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Vaginal Fungal Infection
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 ?
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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?
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
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
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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