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Vaginal Yeast Smell
Clear drainage slow drips out of R nare docs say due to allergies. Now having odor, like vaginal secretions - healthy not yeast smell what is that?
My bowel movements have a yeasty smell to them, after I bm and after I shower. Otc vaginal yeast medication did not help. What is causing it?
Causes: Yeast infections are due to a fungus called candida which is normally found in the vagina. However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it can lead to overgrowth of yeast. Some causes of overgrowth: antibiotics, ^ estrogen (pregnancy or some birth control pills), malfunctioning immune system, diabetes mellitus as well as friction against vaginal tissues (intercourse) and douching. ...Read more
Second infection...: Likely, you are referring to a seocndary infection that occurs after treatment has been initated for an infection such as a urinarybtract infection. The treatment usually involves antibiotics that disrupt the normal balance of bacteria in your vagina, causing a change in the ph of the environment that allows yeast to grow. A dose of Fluconazole should do the trick (drug is by prescription only). ...Read more
After a round of antibiotics I came down w/a vaginal yeast infctn, normal. Treated w/single dose oct trtmt, but 4 days later symptoms remain?
Go back....: If you still have symptoms after initial treatment then please go back to the doctor and get re-evaluated; there may be something else going on here. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with a resistant form of vaginal yeast. Terconazole and fluconazole didn't help. Is there another medicine I should ask my Dr. About?
Several choices: There are several options for vaginal yeast resistant to the azole drugs. Ask your doctor about nystatin, flucytosine, and the group of drugs called echinocandins (e.g. caspofungin, micafungin). Also, boric acid vaginal capsules often are effective (over the counter or prepared by the pharmacy -- get advice from pharmacist). Good luck! ...Read more
OTC meds: You can start first with the otc creams and suppositories. There will be a section at the drug store for this. However, if you've never had a yeast infection before, i'd recommend getting checked out by a doctor first just to confirm. Symptoms of yeast infections can also look like any number of other vaginal infections that could be more serious. ...Read more
Yeast infections: 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 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) (oral antifungal) ...Read more
Yeast is a beast: 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
Yeast: 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 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) (oral antifungal). ...Read more