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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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What can I do for a yeast infection in pregnancy?

OTC preps and yogurt: Monistat or gynelotrimen are safe. Strongly recommend taking a lot of pro-biotics like yogurt, kefir, kambu-cha, as well. Stay away from sugar and simple carbohydrates. Even fruit in excess is a source for feeding yeast. ...Read more

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What can you do for a yeast infection right away?

Yeast infection: Keep area dry, use otc topical medications, probiotics. ...Read more

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What can I do for a hangnail infection?

What can I do for a hangnail infection?

See below: Soak the nail in warm water with liquid dish washing detergent. Trim back the piece of nail and cover with antiseptic and bandaid. If continues see a doctor for possible antibiotics for the infection. ...Read more

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What should I do to relieve a yeast infection?

Relieve yeast sxs: 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 I do for a ear infection?

What can I do for a ear infection?

Ear Infection: You can take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen to help with pain. Take whatever oral or topical antibiotics that your provider prescribed for the recommended length of time. ...Read more

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What to do for a yeast infection?

OTC measures: Vaginal yeast infection? First are you sure that's what it is? If you've had them before and are quite sure, try the otc topical creams like gyne-lotrimin, monistat and such. Avoid the one-day treatments as they they are so strong they can cause ulceration of the vaginal mucosa. If your symptoms do not resolve within five days, see your doc for a sure diagnosis. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a yeast infection. Help!?

Yeast infection: Over- the- counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, (tioconazole) gynazole, femcare, gyne-lotrimin; mycelex. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a yeast infection and what are yeast infection treatments?

Yeast: 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 this is your first possible yeast infection or if you are not sure if you have a yeast infection – see your physician. If over the counter meds don’t work that would be another. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have a yeast infection?

Try OTC Monistat: you can try OTC Monistat. If it is not effective you should see your doctor for a checkup. Remember that consuming too much sugar, antibiotics, diabetes etc can increase risk of yeast infection. Frequent infections can be a sign of an other problem. ...Read more

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I think I have a yeast infection and a UTI how can I tell for sure?

I think I have a yeast infection and a UTI how can I tell for sure?

Urine test: Getting a urine analysis or culture can help determine if you have an infection. Quick test is a urine dipstick test. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a yeast infection and what are OTC yeast infection treatments?

Anti-fungal med : Many otc like "monostat" or rx like difulcan oral pill. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a yeast infection?

Yeast: 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) that is taken once (occasionally needs multiple doses for complicated cases). ...Read more

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What can I do for a yeast infection after already trying fluconazole?

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

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What do you take for a yeast infection typically?

What do you take for a yeast infection typically?

Over the counter : Treatment is over the counter found in any pharmacy, in the form of ovule or vaginal cream; it typically takes few days for the symptoms to go away. If this fails, then your doctor can prescribe Fluconazole orally single dose. ...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