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What Can I Do For A Yeast Infection
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
Make sure it's Yeast: Fluconazole can fail in up to 15% of true yeast infections. If you haven't been tested by your doctor this needs to be done first after failed treatment. You may have a bacterial infection that needs a different treatment. If it is yeast, terconazole cream may be more effective and, although a bit messier, has a lower failure rate. ...Read more
Recurrent yeast: infections warrant intervention by a medical provider. ...Read more
See your dr soon: You definitely will want to see your doctor very soon. For you to have used infections and oral thrush, you need to have your immune system evaluated further. You may need to consult with an integrative physician to get their recommendations to evaluate your nutritional status, lab values, stressors, and to see how you can support your intestinal system better by staying away from sugars and starches. ...Read more
Yes: Can be that your are not fully treated, or getting re-infected by your partner (s) who should also be treated. Use condoms till the issue is resolved. May not be yeast but another type of infection. White cottage cheese discharge is typical of yeast. Fish odor discharge can from a bacterial infection. Sometimes an allergic reaction to condoms can doe this, even sperm can cause a reaction ...Read more
What else can I do for a yeast infection? I've done Monistat cloitrimazole diflucan (fluconazole) and probiotics and only 75% better
Depends: Chronic yeast can indicate higher sugar levels, resistant yeast or too much acidity from diet, stress, medications Consider getting your sugar levels checks, a culture of the yeast to confirm how to treat it, manage stress, continuing or changing the probiotics to something stronger, eating a more alkaline diet and using pH drops to improve acid/base balance ...Read more
Tx: 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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