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What To Avoid With Antifungals
Ancient medicine: Ancient Egyptians were aware that bread mold had some activity against infection, probably because some of the molds produce penicillin. Honey is supposed to contain some antibacterials as well. Nowadays we have far stronger stuff if you're seriously sick. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the best way to stay away from yeast? Or better yet, what can I eat and not eat? To avoid future yeast infections.
Yeast infx: Vaginal yeast infections can thrive and begin with a sugary environment, which is why they are more common in diabetic patients with high "sugar" levels. Antibiotic treatment can decrease the normal bacterial concentrations which naturally help counterbalance the vaginal environment, thus causing an overgrowth of yeast. So as far as diet, avoid a very high sugar or carbohydrate meal. Best wishes. ...Read more
What is H Pylori and what foods should I avoid? Are there any natural things to eat or drink to help with symptoms?
2 questions here: If Helicobacter pylori has been documented in association with ulcer, then treatment is requisite.Not treating this bacteria places you at risk for ulcer non-healing, ulcer recurrence, & even stomach cancer.There are several antibiotic combinations that work quite effectively in eradicating H.pylori. After completion of antibiotics, check stool to document clearance. Regarding diet, please re-ask. ...Read more
Don't even try.: See your gyn and do not use any household products . Stop using any suppository or vaginal cream you may be using. Are you allergic to rubber or latex? If so, the use of condom can induce itching 24 to 72 hours after the contact. No drano, windex, dishwasher soap... Please. :). ...Read more
I use to have frequentely candidiase or other infections. What can I do to prevent them. Thanks for the answer?
Moisturizers: The key to improve eczema is to keep the skin moisturized. You need to apply it twice a day, once after showering and you need to keep your showers short and don't use very hot water. Choose a fragrance free moistuizer such as cerave, you can also use vegetable shortening for night time. ...Read more
Is this cream can help pimple or acne problems? What are the effects and how often to use this cream? Thank you! :D
Send name: Without knowing the cream, it is impossible to tell you if it would help or not ...Read more
What antifungal (cream, solution or powder) the best for athletes foot? And if its ok. I use all of them to kill 100% the fungus.Thanks
I don't think : One is stronger they just work differently. Try one. You should see improvement in about two weeks. The thing is many people need maintenance therapy or the fungus will grow back. Also, the shoe gear need to be lean and may need "medication" or shoe spray as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I am resistant to metronidazole and clindamycin and the gel and cream versions of these antibiotics don't work what else can I do to cure bv?
Prevent Infection: The vagina has a specific environment (ph) and if that is altered, infections develop. Do not douche. In fact, do not use any soaps/body washes in or near your vagina. Wear cotton underwear, preferablly not thongs, since one mode of infection is bacteria from the anus traveling to the vagina. Also, for hygeine, wipe front to back after using the toilet. A healthy diet is also crucial. ...Read more
What is the best probiotic to use if you have ibs? Also what would be the best medicine? (if I decide to go that route) somewhat frequent diarrhea
Please do not: Think that higher numbers of probiotics are better. It is better to look for mixed probiotics. The refrigerated are generally stronger because they are more alive. Peace and good health. Another type of doc may answer this question too and address conventional medications. ...Read more
If viral infections shouldn't be treated with antibiotics. What can you do? What about essential oils?
Nothing, no: Essential oils have not been proven to work to treat the infection. The treatment is only for the symptoms. Your body will fight off the virus. Some viral infections have specific medications to treat them (e.g. herpes viruses) but that is usually only if you are so sick you end up in the hospital. This is because of the possible side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some natural ways to cure yeast infections without going to doctor and getting medicated creams ?
Many options: There are many natural/over-the-counter treatments for vaginal yeast infections. Two of the best are using acidophilus capsules like suppositories ; using boric acid capsules. See http://earthclinic.Com/cures/yeast_infection.Html for reports of many people who have tried a variety of natural remedies discussing what worked for them and details or how they used them. ...Read more
Psoriasis: No way to prevent if this is going to happen. If your body is going to get psoriasis, there is really no way to prevent. Basically, keeping a good diet, exercise, not smoking, drinking or drug use can always help to keep the body healthier. A safe weight too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What shampoo, ointments and creams you prescribe to your patients with psoriasis? My scalp is flaking and i want to control it as well as my skin
Will yogurt/peroxide keep thrush at bay for last three days of amox so that it can heal with out medicine? Trying to avoid antifungals.
Is it normal to get athlete's foot all the time? Like multiple times a year? Assuming you take all the correct preventative measures, is there some way to avoid having to use antifungal creams so often?
Possibly: Athlete's foot is also called Tinea Pedis. It can reoccur quite frequently if the foot is kept moist (sweat). There also may be colonization of your footwear. First, ask your doctor to confirm with scrapings of the rash/lesions that it is Tinea Pedis and not another fungal infection like Candida. Also, treatment may require 1-6 weeks so many times it is inappropriately treated and reoccurs ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fungus around bra line, any natural cures? I'm pregnant and would like to avoid anti-fungals etc... Homeopathic?
Vicks Vapo Rub: The combination of ingredients in vick vapo rub can help with fungal infections, including skin infections as you describe as well as toenail infections. Use it twice a day. ...Read more
Amphotericin B: Different antifungals are used for different fungal infections. The more potent may cause the worse side-effects. So for antifungals more potent is not necessarily better. Simple antifungals for simple infections, stronger and potentially more dangerous antifungals for life threatening infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessary: Yes, but why would you want to. ...Read more
Using this site: To get the most from this site you need to give background information on an issue and then ask a related question. Since you didn't provide any indication about what you are treating, no answer is possible. You are welcome to start over, Your posts are not linked, so each must be complete. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Thrush: Thrush is a yeast infection which although quite common, is transient in most cases. Often, we see it not only in the mouth in antibiotic takers, but at the corners of the mouth in patients who have certain jaw structures. Be aware however that it can be this symptom of many other conditions including immune suppression. Be sure to check with your dermatologist or infectious disease specialist. ...Read more
If one, nothing: If you take one antifungal tablet, and you truly did not need it, nothing will happen. Of course, if you exceed the recommend dosage, that could be harmful. ...Read more
Nutritious food: There are different kinds of antifungal medications - so in some ways it's hard to answer this question exactly. There shouldn't be any major restrictions or avoidances with the majority of the antifungal medication class. I wonder more if whatever disease you're being treated for would be the limiting process - such as trouble swallowing or malnourishment. A nutritionist may be able to help you. ...Read more
Steroid cream: No, cortisone 10 is a low potency over the counter 1% hydrocortisone cream. It has no anti fungal properties. It may make some fungal infections initially better because it will decrease some inflammation and itch but shouldn't be used for more than 2 weeks without the direction of a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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