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What Can You Use 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
What can I use for a yeast infection at home monistat don't help my dr prescribed fluconazole bu it didn't help much?
Resistant strain?: Some yeasts are resistant to the "azole" group of drugs, which includes fluconazole and miconazole (Monistat). Since your yeast didn't clear with either of these, probably you need a different treatment by prescription (e.g. nystatin). Or maybe you have something other than yeast. Either way, you'll need to be in touch with your doctor for a prescription and maybe an exam. ...Read more
Monistat: If you believe that you may have a yeast infection, monistat would be the better treatment. Vagisil is used for the itching associated with a yeast infection. If your symptoms do not resolve after using the monistat, be sure to see your doctor because you may have something else going on that needs treating. ...Read more
Discontinued in US: I'm surprised you can even get this nowadays. It is a topical anti fungal (nystatin) but is also has a corticosteroid cream (triamcinolone) that is an effective anti-inflammatory med. It's usually used for fungal skin infections (tinea corpus) with secondary inflammation. You can't or shouldn't use it vaginally.If used in skin areas, call your doc if there's no improvement in 3-4 days. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not a treatment: A yeast infection is an infection from a fungus and requires an anti-fungal antibiotic like Clotrimoxazle. Vagisil is a topical anesthetic that decreases the itching and burning symptoms but does nothing to treat the fungal cause of the infection. You can use Vagisil for the itching and pain but you must treat the fungus at the same time.with a vaginal anti-fungal medication. Physician follow up. ...Read more
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