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What is a vaginal yeast infection?What are the sypmtpons?And how can it be treated?

What is a vaginal yeast infection?What are the sypmtpons?And how can it be treated?

Yeast Infection: A vaginal yeast infection is a type of vaginitis (inflammation of the vagina) characterized by vaginal irritation, intense itchiness and vaginal discharge.A one-time application or one-to-three-day regimen of an antifungal cream, ointment, tablet or suppository effectively clears a yeast infection in most cases. Otc meds include: gynazole-1, gyne-lotrimin, Monistat 3, terazol (terconazole) 3. ...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 causes recurrent vaginal yeast infections Urine test showed glucose-absent.Took once intraconazole 400mg for one day but not cured. Age 21 virgin?

What causes recurrent vaginal yeast infections Urine test showed glucose-absent.Took once intraconazole 400mg for one day but not cured. Age 21 virgin?

Yeast infection: This can be predisposed to by diabetes (without there being glycosuria), antibiotics taken for other reasons, immune suppression, stress, lack of sleep, illnesses, etc. Itraconazole for one day may not be adequate therapy. Discuss with your doctor and if not satisfied you may want to get a second opinion. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes recurrent vaginal yeast infections evn after taking intraconazole? Not sexually active. Urine test showed glucose-absent. Age 21

Yeast: Have you formally been diagnosed with the infection each time? Sometimes itraconazole might not be helpful if used repeatedly. Make sure you are gently cleaning with unscented products and rinse well. Pat dry or use hair dryer on cool. Try to not bathe (shower instead) and get out of wet/sweaty clothing ASAP. See your doctor as well to help confirm and perhaps suggest another treatment. ...Read more

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What can eliminate a vaginal yeast infection?

What can eliminate a vaginal yeast infection?

Oral or vaginal meds: See your gyn for a script , or u can use otc meds , if the otc meds don't work then u need a culture. ...Read more

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What to do about vaginal yeast infection?

OTC options: If you are fairly confidant it is a yeast infection you can try an over the counter treatment. If unsure I would see a doctor and if symptoms don't resolve with OTC treatment see a MD. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for vaginal yeast infection?

What are some treatments for vaginal yeast infection?

Most are rx: Oral or topical anti candidal medications.Most are prescripttion. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection?

Discharge/itching: Most vaginal yeast (candida) infections are associated with a discharge, and or itching and sometimes frequent and/or uncomfortable urination. Some have a whitish, "cottage cheese-like" discharge. Hyphae (branhing from the yeast can sometimes been seen on a smear from a vaginal swab. ...Read more

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What are home remedies for a vaginal yeast infection?

Home remedies: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. ...Read more

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What can be used to treat vaginal yeast infection?

OTC yeast creams: Vaginal yeast infections are treated with over the counter yeast creams, such as monistat. See your doctor, however, if there is no improvement or worsening after treatment as there could be other infections occurring that mimic a yeast infection. ...Read more

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What is the primary cause of vaginal yeast infection?

Yeast Infections: Yeast infections are very common: three out of four women have at least one during their lives. What causes vaginal yeast infections? Candida yeast normally live in the vagina. But certain conditions set up an ideal environment for the yeast to "overgrow" out of balance and cause a yeast infection. ...Read more

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What should I do if my vaginal yeast infection/thrush won't go away?

Chronic/ recurrent: yeast infections that do not resolve with appropriate interventions warrant medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What OTC drugs cure vaginal yeast infections in one day?

What OTC drugs cure vaginal yeast infections in one day?

Probably none: There are several otc vaginal yeast infection treatments available - most are multiple day vaginal creams. There is one that requires only one dose. One dose doesn't necessarily mean one day cure - it could take more than one day for the medication to be effective. Most of the otc yeast medications are effective about 70% of the time - if your symptoms persist, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause recurring vaginal yeast infections even with the use of probiotic?

What can cause recurring vaginal yeast infections even with the use of probiotic?

Intestinal yeast: Recurrent vaginal yeast is usually caused by yeast overgrowth in our intestines, known as intestinal candidiasis, a common side effect of antibiotics ; hormones.This is treated with a low starch diet, probiotics ; antifungal drugs or herbs. See http://www.Huffingtonpost.Com/dr-mark-hyman/yeast-infection-symptoms_b_657354.Html ; http://bit.Ly/1aeoabl. ...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


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