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Will My Period Get Rid Of My Yeast Infection
The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more
Why do I keep getting reacurring BV and yeast infection before and after I have my period? What will get rid of it. I have taken the meds and insert.
See below: Bv is a synergistic infection involving gardnerella and a number of other bacteria. It is treated with Metronidazole oral or intravaginal treatment. Tinidazole and Clindamycin are alternatives. Oral and intravaginal probiotics containing lactobacilli can help. Recurrent disease is related to colonization of your sex partner, inconsistant condom use and is halved with estrogen contraceptives. Read more
I get a yeast infection EVERY month about 9 days before my period. Why? How can I prevent this? FYI: Have paragard, not HBC.
Fluconazole?: Make sure the diagnosis of recurrent yeast has been confirmed by your doctor and, if so, that you have been checked for underlying health problems that can cause it, especially diabetes. If recurrent yeast is confirmed, usually outbreaks can be prevented by taking fluconazole (Diflucan) by mouth once a week. Ask your doctor about it. Read more
I got yeast infection last month and received treatment then I got my period. Now three weeks after almost getting my period I get yeast infection symptoms again. What do I do since I am not comfortable going to the doctor again for treatment. Should I ju
Recurrent yeast: If symptoms are the same as last time, it should be OK to re-treat yourself with an over-the-counter yeast medication like miconazole, terconazole, etc (a pharmacist can advise you). But if it recurs again, you'll need medical evaluation for things that predispose to yeast, especially diabetes. Antibiotics can trigger yeast as well. And other infections (like STDs) can mimic yeast symptoms. Read more
An underylying issue: ? Yeast infections are due to a fungus called candida which is normally found in the vagina. However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it can lead to overgrowth of yeast. Some causes of overgrowth: antibiotics, ^ estrogen (pregnancy or some birth control pills), malfunctioning immune system, diabetes mellitus as well as friction against vaginal tissues (intercourse) and douching. Read more
Precription or OTC: If you can't get a prescription for Diflucan (fluconazole) or a topical -azole preparation, then : lactobacillus acidophilus capsules can be inserted vaginallyl for 7 nights at bedtime. (oral use can help prevent yeast infxs). Oregano oil 500mg in capsule form twice a day for 7 days. Or pau d'arco 100mg 3 x/day for 7 days. These are herbal preparations that can be found at pharmacies or organic grocery stores. Read more
Yeast: You need a culture to see if it is resistance to the current medication your taking. Follow up with your ob/gyn. Read more
Yeast Infection TX:
Over- the- counter medicines for yeast infections include: Micon 7, Monistat, Vagistat, Gynazole, Femcare, Gyne-lotrimin & Mycelex.
OTC meds include Monistat (miconzole), Vagistat-1 (tioconazole), Femstat (butoconazole) (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or Mycelex (clotrimazole). Read more
Explore reason.: Yeast infections are due to a fungus called Candida which is normally found in the vagina. However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it can lead to overgrowth of yeast. Some causes of overgrowth: antibiotics, ^ estrogen (pregnancy or some birth control pills), malfunctioning immune system, diabetes mellitus as well as friction against vaginal tissues (intercourse) and douching.See MD Read more
Probiotics: Try taking probiotics, decreasing sugar intake, increasing good area circulation to your vaginal area (loose clothing, cotton underwear, sleeping without underwear at night), don't ever douche, don't use products near your genitals that have perfumes or deoderants in them. No talcum power there, either. Cornstarch is ok. Read more
I can't seem to get rid of my yeast infection, I always get treatment but a month after it back, what could be the causative agent?
Yeast infection: Assuming you are referring to vaginal infection, the best way to approach this is to have your sexual partner (s) apply an antifungal cream or ointment to their penis twice a day while you are being treated, and treat yourself through one menstrual period. Although this is not an std you can be recolonized by the yeast present on your partners skin, and also true for bacteria with bv. Good luck. Read more
Over the counter: Vaginal itching and a cottage cheese-like discharge could be signs of a yeast infection. A woman with these symptoms can try using over the counter yeast infection medication and does not need to see her doctor. If the symptoms do not go away, then you might consider seeing a doctor to evaluate the problem. Wishing you'all the best. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anyhelp on how I can get rid of my yeast infection once and for all I had it for abt 2 months now?
Pills: If a yeast infection is persistent, a physician may prescribe a strong anti-yeast pill such as fluconazole. This medication should be taken carefully because it can interact with many other medications. Once the yeast infection is cleared, using a powder such as zeasorb topically can help keep infections from recurring. Read more
How do I get rid of my yeast infection? The itching and the cramps. Should I buy more treatment or do I need to do something else?
My obgyn gave me diflucan (fluconazole) to get rid of my yeast infection since it has been reoccurring. It came back, what else can she give me to keep it away?
Azole resistance?: If each yeast episode respond well, then you may need evaluation for underlying causes (especially diabetes, antibiotic treatment, etc). Or take fluconazole routinely once a week. If your yeast episodes don't get better with treatment, then you may have Candida glabrata, which is often resistant to fluconazole and all "azole" drugs. In that case, nystatin, caspofungin, or flucytosine might work. Read more
How long does it take apple cider vinegar to get rid of my yeast infection after soaking a tampon in it and inserting twice a day?
Male Yeast Infection:
Most male yeast infections are easily treated with over-the-counter antifungal treatments, such as Monistat (yes, men can use it too). Apply the medication directly to the affected skin twice daily for a week. If the rash doesn't go away, or if it recurs frequently, consult your doctor.
If you and your partner both have symptoms of genital yeast infection, it's important that you both be treated. 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