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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?

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?

Single nare drainage: Commonly fowl smelling unilateral nasal drainage may indicate some obstructing lesion or infection rather than allergies. May consider a second opinion or ENT ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable of fermenting ...Read more


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What is the cause of vaginal yeast?

What is the cause of vaginal yeast?

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

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What do you recommend for vaginal yeast when the anti-fungal medicine was not effective enough?

What do you recommend for vaginal yeast when the anti-fungal medicine was not effective enough?

Yeast infection: If anti-fungal cream is not working, we usually resort to the oral tablets. Fluconazole 150 mg. Just one dose. Can repeat in 1 week if any symptoms persist. ...Read more

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What is superimposed vaginal yeast? And how do you cure it?

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

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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?

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

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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

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What are the causes of recurring vaginal yeast infections?

What are the causes of recurring vaginal yeast infections?

Several: Antibiotic use most common, sometimes illness, more likely in summer/ hot weather. Illness can as well. Injury, some chemicals (ie spermacides in some), diabetes, non breathing clothing can all contribute. ...Read more

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Causes of vaginal yeast infection?

Causes of vaginal yeast infection?

Overgrowth of yeast: Occurs after antibiotics, or associated with diabetes. Treatable with over the counter products such as gyn lotrimin or micatin (miconazole). ...Read more

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How do you treat vaginal yeast infection?

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

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What to do about vaginal yeast infection?

OTC options: If you are fairly confidant it is a yeast infection you can try an over the counter treatment. If unsure I would see a doctor and if symptoms don't resolve with OTC treatment see a MD. ...Read more

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Advice regarding vaginal yeast infection?

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

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How can you treat vaginal yeast infection?

How can you treat vaginal yeast infection?

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

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How can you treat a vaginal yeast infection?

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

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What can eliminate a vaginal yeast infection?

Oral or vaginal meds: See your gyn for a script, or u can use otc meds, if the otc meds don't work then u need a culture. ...Read more

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How should you treat a vaginal yeast infection?

Medication options.: There are several options of therapy for treating vaginal yeast infections. Some are available without a prescription. If symptoms do not resolve with therapy be sure to see a doctor to evaluate additional options and treatments. ...Read more

Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more