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How to treat irregular surface of labia majora due to vaginitis? It is like rash but not red in colour. Doctor said in have vaginal yeast infection.

How to treat irregular surface of labia majora due to vaginitis? It is like rash but not red in colour. Doctor said in have vaginal yeast infection.

Yeast infection: Did the doctor treat you? There are numerous otc products to help with this. If you cannot communicate with your doctor, perhaps your pharmacist will assist. A topical steroid along with the antifungal may be beneficial. ...Read more

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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I have vaginal yeast infection candida glabrata. Will i be cured with meds. Will i give it to my husband. Thanks.?

Treatable: While other types of candida are more common causes of vaginal candidiasis candida glabrata is not rare. There are several antifungal treatments that can be used and your physicians lab can choose a drug to which this fungus is sensitive. It is not passed sexually from one person to the other. ...Read more

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Could i get help regarding vaginal yeast infection?

Could i get help  regarding vaginal yeast infection?

Yeast infections: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness ; itching of the vulva; burning with urination ; vaginal intercourse ; a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. If it’s your 1st possible yeast infection or you aren’t sure if it’s yeast – see your dr. Some tx options include vaginal cream, ointment or suppository for sev. Days (7 to 14 day. ...Read more

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What should I do if my vaginal yeast infection/thrush won't go away?

Chronic/ recurrent: yeast infections that do not resolve with appropriate interventions warrant medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm getting rid of a vaginal yeast infection, what causes it and what to do?

Yeast: Vaginal yeast infections are caused by a fungus called candida. Some tx options include vaginal cream, ointment or suppository for sev. Days (7 to 14 days sometimes). Otc meds include Monistat (miconzole), vagistat-1 (tioconazole), femstat (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or mycelex( clotrimazole). Otc meds don’t work ? See your dr. S/he may order diflucan (fluconazole). ...Read more

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Can I have a sexual life while I have vaginal yeast infection, using a condom?

Can I have a sexual life while I have vaginal yeast infection, using a condom?

Might be unpleasant : For your peace of mind ... And your partner... Just get it check by your md.. Easily treatable and cured! you might have dyspareunia or painful uncomfortable sex ... Gets very awkward too ! regards and safe sex always! ...Read more

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Can I use any baby diaper cream for the irritating itch and discomfort from my own vaginal yeast infection?

Yes, but...: Depending on the ingredients in the diaper cream, it may help the area feel better, but may not clear the yeast infection, unless it contains an anti-fungal component. If it keeps the area too moist, it could actually make a yeast infection worse. ...Read more

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If I am going to the bathroom so much, does it have to be a UTI or can a vaginal yeast infection cause that?

If I am going to the bathroom so much, does it have to be a UTI or can a vaginal yeast infection cause that?

Many things: Frequency of urination can be a manifestation of many medical conditions. Vaginal yeast infections will seldom do that without associated burning on urination. See a doctor. ...Read more

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I was prescribed lotrisone for a stubborn vaginal yeast infection but am nervous to use it. Do the benefits outweigh the risks?

I was prescribed lotrisone for a stubborn vaginal yeast infection but am nervous to use it. Do the benefits outweigh the risks?

Yes: There is very little downside on using Lotrisone. You need to discuss with your doctor about your concern on medications in the future. ...Read more

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I have a vaginal yeast infection and I scratched now I have cuts is there anything I can use to heal the cuts that doesn't burn? Like neosporin?

I have a vaginal yeast infection and I scratched now I have cuts is there anything I can use to heal the cuts that doesn't burn? Like neosporin?

Yeast fissures: Yeast itself can result in superficial fissures ("cuts"), which can start with trauma from scratching. But the problem is the yeast itself, not an infection that would respond to neosporin or any other cream. Just continue your yeast treatment; they will heal quickly. But ask your doctor or clinic about alternate treatment if all yeast symptoms aren't clearing up after 5-6 days. ...Read more

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I have a vaginal yeast infection & started taking cranberry gummies everyday 500 mg. For how long is it safe to take this much? It's a pack of 72.

Won't hurt or help: Cranberry products have no effect in curing or preventing yeast infections. It was once thought cranberry could help treat or prevent bacterial urinary tract infection, but that has been disproved. The gummies won't do any harm (assuming you're not diabetic, if they have real sugar), but they also won't help your yeast infection. Use an "azole" product, or check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a vaginal yeast infection , it doesn't hurt or anything but there's lots of thrush...will it go away by itself? Sorry I'm Not goin to a dr :/

Depends: First need to know why you are having yeast infection& oral thrush. Sometimes this is an indication of underlying other medical condition especially diabetes & immunodeficient state. Do you have family history of diabetes? Have you checked your glucose? Any symptoms of DM (Polyuria, polydypsia & wt loss). Do you have recurrent bacterial infections? Any antibiotic use? Update me with a follow up Q. ...Read more

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I have a vaginal yeast infection is it okay to have sex using a condom?

I have a vaginal yeast infection is it okay to have sex using a condom?

Yeast infection: iIt is OK to have sex when you have a yeast infection. What's really at stake is your comfort — intercourse might be uncomfortable, if you have an active vaginal infection. Sex will not make the infection clear more slowly. ...Read more

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What can I use to treat a vaginal yeast infection?

Anti fungal: You can use an otc medicine like monistat. If that doesn't work, see your doctor for a prescription anti fungal medicine. ...Read more

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Could I have oral pills that treat vaginal yeast infection?

Yes: A physician could prescribe Diflucan (fluconazole) which is an oral antifungal medication that is taken once (occasionally needs multiple doses for complicated cases). ...Read more

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What can I use to treat my vaginal yeast infection?

Yeast: There are several over the counter preparations that are highly effective, and your local pharmacist can direct you to these ...Read more

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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a vaginal yeast infection?

Symptoms: The most common symptoms are a thick, white vaginal discharge with itching or irritation. The diagnosis is made by examining the discharge under the microscope and seeing the yeast. ...Read more

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Vaginitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the vagina that can result in discharge, itching, and pain. The cause is usually a change in the normal balance of vaginal bacteria or an infection. Reduced estrogen levels after menopause and some skin disorders ...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