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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

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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's the best way to treat a yeast infection?

What's the best way to treat a yeast infection?

Mild or severe: Mild - leave it alone to clear up if causing distress or if it extensive - treatment depends on where it is and what it is. Hair, nail - meds by mouth skin, vaginal - meds topically or by mouth. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a vaginal yeast infection/ itching/burning?

What is the best way to treat a vaginal yeast infection/ itching/burning?

Antifungal medicines: There are several products available otc such as vagisil and monistat which can be quite helpful. Gentle cleansing with mild soap/warm water and use of above products. They only work for fungal/yeast infections and nothing else, thus make sure it is the right diagnosis. So, if your symptoms don't get better with such treatment, consult doc for an evaluation..Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best / easiest way to treat a yeast infection?

What is the best / easiest way to treat a yeast infection?

Medication: First of all, you need to make sure you have a yeast infection before you treat yourself. Many women misdiagnose their condition and should be seen to confirm the diagnosis unless you have been properly diagnosed a number of times and know exactly what your symptoms are. Once you are sure, you can use oral medication, vaginal cream, or suppositories. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter way to treat a urinary tract infection?

What is the best over-the-counter way to treat a urinary tract infection?

Fluid and cranberry : Serious urinary tract infections (UTI) require antibiotics. However, many people have asymptomatic utis or symptomatic ones that go away without intervention. If you drink plenty of fluid and have frequent urination to flush out bacteria and decrease urine stasis, it decreases the risk of infection. Cranberry juice has been shown to help decrease UTI as well, but not perfect. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat vaginal thrush?

What is the best way to treat vaginal thrush?

Topical therapy: Uncomplicated disease can usually responds to short courses of vaginal or oral antifungals. Vaginal treatments containing nystatin, miconazole, clotrimazole, butoconazole, terconazole and tioconazole are all effective. Many of these are available without a prescription. Failure to respond to over the counter treatment should trigger a visit to your gynecologist. ...Read more

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What is the simplest way to cure a staph infection?

What is the simplest way to cure a staph infection?

Appropriate antibiot: It needs to be treated with apprropriate antibotics. If in the form of a cyst or blister it needs to be opened and drained, . ...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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What is the best and most natural way to cure a female yeast infection?

What is the best and most natural way to cure a female yeast infection?

Natural: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. If you have a yeast infection 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 >>. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a coldsore?

What is the best way to treat a coldsore?

Cold sore treatment: Best way to treat a cold sore is with an oral antiviral medication like famcyclovir or valacyclovir. Topical medications do not work very well. ...Read more

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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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What is the best way to treat a cold?

What is the best way to treat a cold?

TLC: Lots of tender loving care: rest, fluids, chicken soup, Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen for fever or aches (no Aspirin for kids). Taking zinc lozenges or vitamin c may shorten your cold (some disagree). Antibiotics don't help because viruses are too smart for us. Hope you feel better soon! ...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 get ride of candida infection?

There are multiple: The best way to get rid of a candidal infection depends upon the age of the person who has it, what caused them to get the infection, and where the infection is. You will not treat candida in a 40 year old chemotherapy patient the same way as you will treat a fungal diaper rash. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a hemorrhoid?

What is the best way to treat a hemorrhoid?

Depends: Is it internal? External? Itch/burn? Bleeding?Prolapsed (+/- need for manual reduction). If you are eating a well balanced diet (with 25-30 grams of fiber daily), drinking sufficient amount of water and exercising regularly yet continue to have hemorrhoid problems, better see your doctor now. Do not put off the inevitable. ...Read more

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What is the best way to identify and eliminate a vaginal infection?

What is the best way to identify and eliminate a vaginal infection?

VAGINITIS: It can be diagnosed by the sx or appearance of discharge.Your gyne will do smears, cultures etc. And give the right rx. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat a sinus infection?

What's the best way to treat a sinus infection?

Get an antibiotic: There are antibiotics made just for sinus infections. Surprisingly, not all types of antibiotics work for all parts of the body in the same way. See your doctor for the proper prescription. ...Read more

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What is the cheapest way to get rid of a yeast infection?

OTC medication: If it is a vaginal yeast infection in a uncomplicated patient then otc generic medication is probably the least expensive choice. If the infection is not clearly a yeast infection then a visit to your gyn may prove to be cheaper and less aggravating. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure a yeast infection?

Vaginal?: 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

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more