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Doctor insights on: What Can You Use For A Yeast Infection While Pregnant

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Dr. Steve Choi Dr. Choi
Family Medicine
18 years in practice
The Flinders University of South Australia
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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Dr. Marybeth Lambe Dr. Lambe
Travel Medicine
41 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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30 weeks pregnant high risk for preterm labor and have been put on strict bed rest. Can I use at home treatment for a yeast infection?

30 weeks pregnant high risk for preterm labor and have been put on strict bed rest. Can I use at home treatment for a yeast infection?

Call your Doctor: You are 30 weeks and high risk, you need to be comfortable sending any and all questions to your doctor or midwife. This is a good question here but a risk this is not yeast. Any uncertainty is unacceptable in your situation. If anyone at the other end of the phone acts annoyed with your questions that is their problem, not yours. Call all questions in to your provider from here on out! good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Whiting Dr. Whiting
Obstetrics & Gynecology
23 years in practice
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Is It Safe To Use Monistat 7(For Yeast Infection) While Pregnant?

Yes: Following vaginal administration, small amounts of Monistat 7 are absorbed into your system. But Problems with the fetus have not been observed. Monistat 7 is a good treatment for yeast during pregnancy. It may weaken latex condoms and diaphragms. ...Read more

Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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Which type of yeast infection medicines should pregnant women use?

Which type of yeast infection medicines should pregnant women use?

Certainly probiotics: Such as acidophilus may help & can't harm. Most effective would be 7 day course of Miconazole or Clotrimazole antifungal cream or suppositories, . ...Read more

Dr. Shivinder Deol Dr. Deol
Anti-Aging Medicine
42 years in practice
Armed Forces Medical College Maharashtra University Of Health Sciences
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Dr. Steven Hill Dr. Hill
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I am 15 weeks pregnant. And I currently have a yeast infection. What could I use that's over-the-counter to treat it?

Talk with OB: You need to see a doctor about your pregnancy if you have not as of yet and you should talk with them about this. Many doctors allow otc remedies but as you are finishing your first trimester you really should have a doc to discuss this with and make sure it is a yeast infection. ...Read more

Dr. L. Collins Dr. Collins
Gynecology
32 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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23 weeks pregnant with yeast infection, can I use vagasil?

Ok but....: Vagisil will not treat a yeast infection just temporarily cover up the symptoms. It's best to be checked by your OB and discuss proper treatment if the yeast infection is confirmed on exam. ...Read more

Dr. Jason Gittman Dr. Gittman
Internal Medicine
42 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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I'm 6 weeks pregnant and have a yeast infection is it ok to use vagisil?

I'm 6 weeks pregnant and have a yeast infection is it ok to use vagisil?

Vagisil & Pregnancy: Vagisil contains the topical anesthetic benzocaine. It is pregnancy category c drug, which means that risk to the fetus cannot be ruled out. I would recommend not using the medication until you consult with your ob/gyn provider. ...Read more

Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
10 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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It might be a possibility that i'm pregnant, i now got a yeast infection, is it safe to use the vaginal cream to treat it if I am pregnant?

It might be a possibility that i'm pregnant, i now got a yeast infection, is it safe to use the vaginal cream to treat it if I am pregnant?

Yes: Clotrimazole or Miconazole topical creams should be safe and effective in pregnancy. If you are in the first trimester, you should not take oral medications for it. ...Read more

Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias Dr. Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
22 years in practice
National University of Athens Faculty of Medicine
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Is i safe to use Monistat for yeast infection during pregnancy? Can I use it if the infection isn't confirmed by my gyn? Thanks

Is i safe to use Monistat for yeast infection during pregnancy? Can I use it if the infection isn't confirmed by my gyn? Thanks

Yes and no.: Vaginal cream monistat is safe in pregnancy, however i would recommend only using it after your obstetrician has examined you to diagnose a clinically significant yeast vaginitis. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Litt Dr. Litt
Dermatology
67 years in practice
Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School
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Dr. Steven Simon Dr. Simon
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
34 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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I'm 40 weeks pregnant with a yeast infection. What's the best treatment that I could use to cure it before my baby comes?

See your OB: You did not state where the yeast infection has settled. If we assume it is vaginal, prescription topical meds would be better than orals, but this should me discussed with your OB to ensure safety for the fetus. Why did you get the infection? Is it diabetes in poor control. The answers may be more complicated than simple fix. Get professional help today! ...Read more

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Dr. Jane Van Dis Dr. Van Dis
Obstetrics & Gynecology
14 years in practice
Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota
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I'm 5 months pregnant and have a yeast infection. Something in Monistat makes me break out and burn and itch bad. Is terconazole 0.4% cream ok to use?

I'm 5 months pregnant and have a yeast infection. Something in Monistat makes me break out and burn and itch bad. Is terconazole 0.4% cream ok to use?

Yes definitely: These are very similar medications that are both used to treat yeast or fungal infections. They are equally as efficacious at doing so. No worries at all. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Philip Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
43 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
10 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Is it safe to use coconut oil to cure my yeast infection? I'm 11 weeks pregnant! And can a yeast infection harm my baby?

Is it safe to use coconut oil to cure my yeast infection? I'm 11 weeks pregnant! And can a yeast infection harm my baby?

Over the counter: Vaginal yeast medications are readily available at any pharmacy. This is the treatment. Coconut oil is not known to be a cure for vaginal yeast. Yeast infections do not have a baby but they are quite uncomfortable for the mother. Since medication is easily available there is no reason to suffer ...Read more

Dr. Patrick Williams Dr. Williams
General Practice
23 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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


Yeast (Definition)

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