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What Can You Use 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anti fungal: You can use an otc medicine like monistat. If that doesn't work, see your doctor for a prescription anti fungal medicine. ...Read more
You can see your : Family doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
See below: I would recommend the standard treatment of oral or vaginal flagyl. Intravaginal boric acid 600 mg at bed time provides symptomatic relief. The frequency can be gradually decreased to once or twice a week. You could try a probiotic preparation such as vsl #3 with 110 billion colonies of probiotic bacteria per capsule, but this therapy is unproven. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oral yeast: A primary care doctor is fine.Get a more detailed answer ›
No douching: American college of obstetricians and gynecologists suggests women avoid douching completely, regardless of what ingredients are used in the douche itself. More women that douche experience genital problems than those who do not. Although we don't know whether the women in former group just have more gyn problems and therefore douche or if douching causes additional problems. Best not to douche. ...Read more
Will Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help with a yeast infection? What can I use to cure a yeast infection?
OTC creams: You can go to your local pharmacy and there are many over the counter (otc) creams that at one time were prescription and are now available to you without seeing a dr. , if it persists, than you may need an exam and rx medications. Best wishes. ...Read more
See doctor to get it: Diagnosed. You could try some monistat cream on the outside only along with the hydrocortizone your pediatrician recommend. If not better see the doctor. ...Read more
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