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What Is A Reason For Reacurring Yeast Infections
Bad luck: A vaginal yeast infection is common after taking antibioics, however 1 out of 10 women, at some time, will experience recurrent vaginal yeast infections for no apparent reason (hence the bad luck). The recurrences typically come at the same time during the menstrual cycle. Those patients can usually be managed with treatment and suppression (usually for six months) with good results. ...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
Is a yeast infection and vaginal fungal infection the same thing? If not, what is best treatment for fungal and what are its causes?
Yeast=fungus: Yeast is a fungus, by definition. Best treatment is to try to determine what may have provoked it? Changes in diet, sleep, stress, detergent, clothing, sex practices., etc. Second is otc anti-fungal like clotrimazole, Miconazole or any vaginal anti-fungal. If that doesn't work, then diflucan, (fluconazole) an oral pill. And lastly, elimination diet. A great book, the v book, goes into detail about yeast! ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes: As long as it adequately treats the condition, it is appropriate. The bigger question however, is what is causing the recurring infections? A consultation with your physician would be in order............ ...Read more
Treated with...: ...Anti-fungal medications like nystatin, Fluconazole or many others. The type and location of the infection also helps determine what's used. A genital yeast overgrowth, for instance, is not going to be treated the same way as thrush in a baby or systemic yeast in someone with a damaged immune system. ...Read more
Make sure it is UTI: First you need to confirm that it is an infection by having a culture done. Many patients feel like they have a chronic UTI and they really have interstitial cystitis (google ic). Some perimenopausal women also have a lack of estrogen that causes UTI symptoms. Recurrent utis can be caused by sex, sugar in the urine, urinary retention, poor hygiene, bladder disease, etc. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Meds usually best: Natural Approaches to Yeast Infections: 1. Wear cotton vs synthetic underwear 2. Avoid wearing underpants in bed at night. 3. No tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid scented). 5. No douches or harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia well after soaping up. 7. Wear pants that fit loosely, not ones that hug the crotch.8. Change out of ...Read more
Bacterial vaginosis: It is not necessary to treat male sexual partners of women with bv, as there is no strong evidence that the woman's response to therapy and risk of relapse are influenced by treatment of her male sexual partner. Your female partner may have a reduced rate of recurrence with your use of a condom or after a period of abstinence. ...Read more
Antibiotics or boric: Metronidazole pills, or Metronidazole gel (for vaginal treatment) are first line treatments. Clindamycin is another effective antibiotic that comes in oral or vaginal preparations. Boric acid is a very effective treatment (vaginal use only). Sometimes taking a probiotic, or acidophilus can keep the vaginal ph in a range to prevent recurrences of yeast or BV infections. ...Read more
Anti fungal meds: A yeast infection is treated with anti-fungal medications like nystatin. Once symptoms are eradicated, you can take steps to improve your immune system to prevent further infection. If you have not been on antibiotics recently, you should have a physical with blood work to determine the reason for the infection. See your pcp for help in that endeavor. ...Read more
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