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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

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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?

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

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