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What is the best way to cure a vaginal yeast infection once and for all?

What is the best way to cure a vaginal yeast infection once and for all?

Not possible.: You will always have a small amount of the organism ( candida ) living on your skin surface. Normal skin bacteria compete with yeast and do not allow them to grow enough to cause an infection. However, when you take an antibiotic enough bacteria my be killed on the skin or in the vagina to allow the yeast to overgrow and cause an infection. ...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 is the best way to cure an oral yeast infection? I took fluconazole and that didn't work. Any other suggestions?

What is the best way to cure an oral yeast infection? I took fluconazole and that didn't work. Any other suggestions?

Candidiasis: I tend to use Clotrimazole lozenges. It is what I have found works the best. I think topical treatments work the best. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure a male genital yeast infection?

What is the best way to cure a male genital yeast infection?

Antifungal cream/ora: You can try local antifungal creams which will work most of the time, sometime you may have to use oral fucunozole. ...Read more

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Is yogurt the best cure for a vagina yeast infection?

Doubtful: There are topical antifungals available both as vaginal suppositories and creams and ointments. Yogurt is not likely to address this problem effectively, but it does not hurt to try it. ...Read more

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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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What is the best treatment for yeast infection?

What is the best treatment for yeast infection?

Location?: For vaginal yeast infections, either topical antifungals are efficacious, or oral fluconazole. Either of these treatments work, but the topicals work to relieve symptoms faster. You can purchase topicals overthe counter at any pharmacy. I have found that the creams work better in my patients than the suppositories. Fluconazole must be prescribed by a physician. For oral, a prescription is nec. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC treatment for a yeast infection.

Here's a list.: These are reasonable choices: Gyne-Lotrimin or Mycelex (clotrimazole) Gynezol or Femstat (butoconazole) Monistat (miconazole nitrate) Vagistat-1 (tioconazole). If your symptoms persist after treatment, you might have the wrong diagnosis, since other disorders can resemble vaginal yeast infection. If symptoms persist, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the best treatment for a yeast infection?

Diflucan (fluconazole) can be: Very effective. Otc meds include Monistat (miconzole), vagistat-1 (tioconazole), femstat (butoconazole) (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or mycelex( clotrimazole). ...Read more

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Diagnosed with yeast infection-what would be the best treatment?

Options.: Otc meds include Monistat (miconzole), vagistat-1 (tioconazole), femstat (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or mycelex( clotrimazole). Otc meds don’t work ? See your dr. S/he may order Diflucan (fluconazole) (oral antifungal) that is taken once (occasionally needs multiple doses for complicated cases). Some require maintenance tx. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a vaginal yeast infection?

Tips: 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's the best treatment to use for a yeast infection? Vagisal or monistat?

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

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What is the best over-the-counter treatment for a yeast infection?

Antifungal: If you have been previously diagnosed by a doctor with a yeast infection then common anti-fungal vaginal remedies include 1 day, 3 days, 7 days regimens ( monistat, Gyne-Lotrimin etc). These all work well just be sure to complete regimen. Please see your doctor for proper diagnosis if this is your first infection. Take care of yourself. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what has been the best over-the-counter yeast infection treatment for you?

Several: There are several over the counter medications specifically used to treat fungal vaginitis - most f them work about 2 out of 3 times. If you use an otc yeast medication and it doesn't work you should see your doctor to be sure it is in fact yeast - and to get a prescription for an effective treatment. ...Read more

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I have a lot of discharge coming out and it stinks, I am also very ichy. I think I have a yeast infection. What is the best treatment?

See your doctor: See you doctor to make sure it is a yeast infection. If so they can give you medicine to clear it and also look for reasons why you developed it and try to prevent it. It is more common in people with uncontrolled diabetes or taking certain meds like birth control pills. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the best treatment for a yeast infection?

A # of approaches: Otc meds include Monistat (miconzole), vagistat-1 (tioconazole), femstat (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or mycelex( clotrimazole). Otc meds don’t work ? See your dr. S/he may order Diflucan (fluconazole) (oral antifungal) that is taken once (occasionally needs multiple doses for complicated cases). Some require maintenance tx. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for yeast infection if you don't have anything Symptoms aside from milk discharge?

What is the best treatment for yeast infection if you don't have anything Symptoms aside from milk discharge?

Yeast prevention: Vaginal yeast infections can be minimized by bathing with hypoallergenic soaps, avoiding perfumed feminine hygiene products, wearing cotton underwear and loose clothing, taking probiotics daily and increasing raw garlic in the diet. Avoid excess sugar and simple carbohydrates. Infections will likely be persistent if your body's flora (good bacteria) does not re-balance, or if it is not yeast. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a bad, painful yeast infection? What's the best treatment? What's the easiest way to get rid of the inflammation?

Diflucan (fluconazole): If over the counter vaginal yeast infection creams have not resolved an infection, a prescription of Diflucan (fluconazole) taken as a single dose every three days for at least two doses may help. Avoiding sugary foods and drinks, using high quality probiotics and increasing intake of raw garlic may also help. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of vaginal yeast infection?

What's the best treatment to get rid of vaginal yeast infection?

Over the counter: Vaginal itching and a cottage cheese-like discharge could be signs of a yeast infection. You can try using over the counter yeast infection medication (such as miconazole). If your symptoms do not go away, you might consider seeing a doctor to evaluate the problem. ...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