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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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
"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
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
Are you sure ?: Many women think that all vaginal irritation is a yeast infection. It could be bacterial vaginosis, and std, or some other issue. Chronic yeast infections always make me worry about diabetes. Go back to see your physician or healthcare provider to be sure this is really a yeast infection. If you have recently been treated with antibiotics, then a yeast infection is more likely. Eat yogurt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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