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Will Vagisil Help A Yeast Infection
Yeast: Some women place yogurt in the vagina to tx yeast infections (but there is no clear research to back claims of its benefits). The average yogurt you buy in the grocery store has dead cultures. Consider eating yogurt with live cultures or kefir. There is a prebiotic product called luvena (vaginal wipes). The wipes are not a treatment for candidiasis but do help vaginitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Will Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help with a yeast infection? What can I use to cure a yeast infection?
No!: Topical corticosteroids inhibit cellular immunity, just exactly the wrong thing for yeast, because it thereby promotes yeast growth, even though its antimflamatory properties make you feel better. Treat yeast with an antifungal after a certain diagnosis has been achieved at your doc's office. ...Read more
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: Just as there are many types of bacteria there are many types of yeast. Vaginal yeast infections are caused by candida (usually albicans but there are other varieties). Florastor is a "friendly" yeast that is similar to baker's yeast. It does not cause infections, in fact taking it with antibiotics reduces liklihood of vaginal yeast ; diarrhea. It's safe though some are allergic to it. ...Read more
I'm using Gyne Lotrimin 7 for a yeast infection plus diflucan (fluconazole). Will this help cure my vaginal yeast infection?
Yes: but only one of the 2 treatments is needed ...Read more
Waxing Side Effects: The face has some of the most delicate skin on the body, so some of the most common side effects of facial waxing include rashes, redness, sore skin, bumpiness, stinging, and ingrown hairs. Those with darker skin tones have experienced temporary skin discoloration post-waxing. These effects are mostly temporary, meaning that even if you experience them, it should clear up relatively quickly. ...Read more
Wrong treatments: Yeast is a type of infection that results when there is an imbalance of the many things that live in and on our bodies...Usually caused by antibiotics. Cortisone is a steroid used to decrease inflammation when it is not helping but rather causes problems. Like antibacterials for bacteria, a treatment specific for treating yeast should be used. Depending on where it is, the treatment varies. ...Read more
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