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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

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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 you take for a yeast infection while pregnant?

What can you take for a yeast infection while pregnant?

Yeast infection: Please seek the advice of your ob. However, intravaginal suppositories (monistat) are available otc. For intestinal yeast infection, probiotics should help. Refrain from oral medications like Diflucan (fluconazole) as much as possible during your pregnancy. ...Read more

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What medication can I take for a yeast infection?

What medication can I take for a yeast infection?

Meds: Yeast infections may be treated with OTC meds such as: Clotrimazole, Miconazole, Butoconazole & Tioconazole. Sometimes prescription of Diflucan (Fluconazole)may be indicated. ...Read more

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Can you describe how to check for a yeast infection?

Number of tests: Small scraping of suspected material can be examined on a slide after application of "gram" stain, budding yeast cells will stain purple and have a budding structure.. Potassium hydroxide (koh) test uses sample placed in dilute chemical & examined on a slide, the KOH destroys not yeast cells. Bacterial type culture where sample is placted on a culture medium, +ve has a ripe apple type smell. ...Read more

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What can I take for yeast infection if swimmer?

Oral Diflucan (fluconazole) Rx: You can be treated with oral Diflucan (fluconazole) usually on dose of 150 mgm is enough to cure most of the time. ...Read more

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What can you take to treat a bacterial vaginosis?

What can you take to treat a bacterial vaginosis?

Bacterial vaginosis: You can do nothing and the vaginosis will clear up or you can consult your doctor and he can take a culture and give you a specific antibiotic for the cause. ...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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How to cure a yeast infection and how do you know if it is a yeast infection for sure?

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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Can you take macrobid for a bacterial vaginosis?

No, not effective: Nitrofurantoin (Macrobid®) is not effective against BV. (To my knowledge, it hasn't been studied, but it's entirely the wrong kind of antibiotic and I'm sure it wouldn't work and might make it worse or increase recurrence risk.)The antibiotics of choice for BV are metronidazole (Flagyl® and generics) or tinidazole (Tindamax®), less frequently clindamycin (Cleocin® and generics). ...Read more

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What can you take to clear a vaginal bacteria infection if you can't get a antibiotic?

What can you take to clear a vaginal bacteria infection if you can't get a antibiotic?

Please see a doctor: Some types of vaginal bacteria are normal, but you really need to see a doctor to see what is causing your infection, & to get the right treatment.This is very important as some infections can spread to other sites and make you very sick. Also please make sure you don't pass this to someone else. I would recommend you avoid sex until you get treated. Most bacterial infections require an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Can you take Flagyl for a bladder infection?

Can you take Flagyl for a bladder infection?

Not best choice: Flagyl does not treat the most common bacterium causing utis in women (e. Coli) so check with your doctor for treatment options. ...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 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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Yeast (Definition)

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