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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. Linda Callaghan
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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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What is the best way to treat a yeast infection?

What is the best way to treat a yeast infection?

OTC Creams: Over the counter antifungal vaginal creams containing Miconazole or Clotrimazole are effective means of treating the usual vaginal yest infection. Oral medications are no more effective for this problem and are best used for systemic infection. Vaginal creams are less convenient, messier, but do not have the rare risk of liver failure found in the oral medication. 7 day use is most effective. ...Read more

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What is the best way treat a severe yeast infection? when should I be worried?

"Azole" drug: There are many treatments, including over the counter ones, mostly with active ingredient ending in "azole" (clotrimazole, miconazole, fluconazole, etc). However, severe cases need check for problems that predispose to yeast, especially diabetes. See a doctor to confirm the diagnosis and get proper treatment. If you try OTC treatment, for sure see doctor if not better in 3-4 days. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you tell me exactly when is the best time to cure a yeast infection?

Can you tell me exactly when is the best time to cure a yeast infection?

NOW: The faster you begin treating your yeast infection, the faster you start to feel better. Yeast can be treated when you have your period and when you don't have your period. ...Read more

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What is the best way to deal with bacterial or yeast infection?

Yeast: If it’s your 1st possible yeast infection or you aren’t sure if it’s yeast – see your dr. Some tx options include vaginal cream, ointment or suppository for sev. Days (7 to 14 days sometimes). 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). ...Read more

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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