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Will Vagisil Help A Yeast Infection
Might help with itching but won't cure a yeast infection. 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
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
Unlikely: Vagisil is unlikely to help prevent yeast infection, and might actually cause contact dermatitis. To reduce risk of yeast infections, eat yogurt with active cultures regularly, do not douche, clean your vulva gently, and sleep without underwear to allow air to get to your privates. If you need to take an oral antibiotic, ask your doctor about using a preventative yeast cream. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not a treatment: A yeast infection is an infection from a fungus and requires an anti-fungal antibiotic like Clotrimoxazle. Vagisil is a topical anesthetic that decreases the itching and burning symptoms but does nothing to treat the fungal cause of the infection. You can use Vagisil for the itching and pain but you must treat the fungus at the same time. With a vaginal anti-fungal medication. Physician follow up. ...Read more
No: Dove, caress, or ivory soap for the vulva and nothing inside the vagina as it mechanically removes the 'good bacteria' that prevents infections. ...Read more
A Few Days: If you continue to manifest the symptoms after a few days despite the treatment, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more
I've been dealing with a yeast infection. I'm just using vagisil to take care of the itch. But it seems every other week it comes back? Is that norma?
Give it a try:
You may try it, it will not do harm. If you do not feel better in a week, do see a gynecologist for proper evaluation.
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Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
I'm using vagisil for a yeast infection but it has only been lasting 1-2 hours. I'm in pain when it wears off. What cream would u recomend?
Vagisil is worthless: Vagisil doesn't treat yeast. Lousy drug. Only helps reduce itching, doesn't cure anything. If yeast professionally evaluated and confirmed, ask the doc or clinic about best treatment. If not, see doctor now. Or try OTC treatment; any cream or suppository with active ingredient ending in "azole" (miconazole, clotrimazole, etc), or fluconazole (Diflucan) by mouth. For sure see doc if doesn't work. ...Read more
No: But she can use Monistat. Do not insert into her vagina as it may be traumatic, but use the cream around the vaginal area for 5 days. If it doesn't resolve, take her to her pediatrician for possible diflucan (fluconazole) oral treatment or use Healthtap Prime for a prescription. Good Luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer