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What are reasons why when using the treatment for yeast infection it burns so bad on the outside skin?

What are reasons why when using the treatment for yeast infection it burns so bad on the outside skin?

Skin irritation: Yeast on the vulva can cause redness, irritation and burning. Externally applied medications for yeast may bring on these symptoms until the infection has decreased. This is one of the reasons that Diflucan (fluconazole) by mouth may be more tolerable for treating yeast infections for many women. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Infection (Definition)

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


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I have a rash on the corona of my penis and the head. I've been treating as a yeast infection I was just wondering what arevthe signs of the treatment working?

I have a rash on the corona of my penis and the head. I've been treating as a yeast infection I was just wondering what arevthe signs of the treatment working?

Rash goes away.: If the medicine works, the rash will go away, usually within 10 days. If you have not seen any improvement after three to five days, get seen by a doctor to be sure you do have a fungal infection. There are other causes of rashes besides yeast. If you have had unprotected sex, get checked for std's. Also, avoid scented products and harsh soaps/detergents/fabric softeners. Don't over-scrub. ...Read more

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My penis has litle red dots all over the head. I have no itchyness or anything. My girlfriend has treatment for yeast infection.

My penis has litle red dots all over the head. I have no itchyness or anything. My girlfriend has treatment for yeast infection.

Red dots: It is very likely you may have a yeast infection as well. Recommend evaluation by a primary care physician for confirmation. ...Read more

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I have a rash on the head and around the rim of my penis. No itch. No skin raised. Mild soreness. I think it might be a yeast infection? Treatment?

I have a rash on the head and around the rim of my penis. No itch. No skin raised. Mild soreness. I think it might be a yeast infection? Treatment?

See a doctor: Genital skin problems are quite common and there are too many possibilities to make even an educated guess. No STD is a likely cause of such a rash, but that's about all that can be said. See a doctor -- and avoid any self treatment before you are seen, which could make diagnosis more difficult. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for skin changes at the labia cause by yeast infection?

What is the best treatment for skin changes at the labia cause by yeast infection?

Yeast infection: Most symptoms will recede rapidly with resolution of the infection. Many of the topical preparations of anti-fungal also contain a topical steroid preparation which will help to reduce the inflammation. ...Read more

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Would adding a couple of drops of vinegar to ketoconazole cream be helpful in treatment of yeast infection on penis? Is vinegar harmful to skin

Would adding a couple of drops of vinegar to ketoconazole cream be helpful in treatment of yeast infection on penis? Is vinegar harmful to skin

Not helpful: The Ketoconazole Cream should be effective without vinegar. Acetic acid solutions can be used to unmask hpv induced skin changes prior to treatment, but should not be considered a skin treatment per se. ...Read more

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Hi I think I have yeast infection on my penis head how do I cure it I'm so scare?

Hi I think I have yeast infection on my penis head how do I cure it I'm so scare?

See your doctor: Men are less likely to get yeast infection but they can. There is itching, dryness and head of penis skin may be cracked, sometime it can also cause blisters, these can break open.
Use over the counter antifungal cream like Monistat twice daily, avoid having sex with your partner and have her treated
retract your foreskin if it is present and clean thoroghly/keep dry
prescription rx like Diflucan (fluconazole) tabl. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned of what I assumed was yeast infection? I have had unprotected sex with someone who says they are clean. I developed what seems like a yeast infection but have treated twice with no cure. I have itching, some burning of skin, little

See: See your gynecologist or womens health care provider. Many primary care providers can perform women's health exams as well. If you are suffering from a sexually transmitted infection, then it will be crucial to diagnose appropriately. If diagnosed, your provider will most likely put you on an antibiotic regimen, and can provide a prescription for a topical ointment that can help soothe the skin. Do this right away because an untreated STI can cause terrible effects on the reproductive organs. ...Read more

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Might a medication to cure a skin yeast infection cause pimples after use?

Might a medication to cure a skin yeast infection cause pimples after use?

Unlikely: Pimples come from lack of sleep, hormones, stress, and sun. If you had a yeast infection you were probably physiologically stressed to get the infection to begin with. ...Read more

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How do you cure an ongoing yeast infection of the prostate and ringworms on skin & scalp?

How do you cure an ongoing yeast infection of the prostate and ringworms on skin & scalp?

Very diff tx: Skin: otc Clotrimazole (lotrimin)
scalp: it requires oral medication prescription based (griseofulvin or fluconazole)
prostate: never heard of prostate yeast infection. ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for a yeast infection?

Yeast infection: There are many over the counter treatments. If these do not work, you may need anti fungal prescribed by your family practitioner or gyn. ...Read more

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I have an yeast infection. What do you recommend for treatment?

I have an yeast infection. What do you recommend for treatment?

See below: Effective treatments include vaginal preparations that contain nystatin, miconazole, clotrimazole, butoconazole, terconazole and tioconazole. Most of these are available over the counter without a prescription. ...Read more

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I have a question about yeast infection: when to insert treatment?

Treatment can be: Started right away. Over- the- counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, (tioconazole) gynazole, femcare, gyne-lotrimin; mycelex. ...Read more

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What should I do if my yeast infection treatment causing irritation?

Med Irritation: Sometimes topically yeast medications can be irritating to the skin. Try first applying yeast medication to skin and thin covering with layer of zinc oxide. The zinc helps sooth and heal the skin. I have also had some patients mix the zinc and yeast cream together prior to application. ...Read more

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I had a yeast infection and had a 3 day treatment but I still feel some itchiness?

I had a yeast infection and had a 3 day treatment but I still feel some itchiness?

Maybe something else: Lingering itch is not too unusual, but it may be dermatitis or chafing. Topical creams may take a week. Give it a bit more time, then consider using some hc cream for only a couple days to treat lingering irritation (not long term!). ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what has been the best over-the-counter yeast infection treatment for you?

Several: There are several over the counter medications specifically used to treat fungal vaginitis - most f them work about 2 out of 3 times. If you use an otc yeast medication and it doesn't work you should see your doctor to be sure it is in fact yeast - and to get a prescription for an effective treatment. ...Read more

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I started treatment for a yeast infection. It has been 2 days and I've noticed that my clitoris is white. It doesn't itch, but is this normal?

I started treatment for a yeast infection. It has been 2 days and I've noticed that my clitoris is white. It doesn't itch, but is this normal?

Discoloration: A white discoloration of the vulvar skin and itching makes me think that you may have a skin condition and not yeast. You need to get re-evaluated and ask the dr if you could have lichen sclerosis. This condition is treated different than a yeast infection. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference (symptom-wise) between jock itch and male yeast infection? Is there a recommended OTC treatment that'll cure both?

How can I tell the difference (symptom-wise) between jock itch and male yeast infection? Is there a recommended OTC treatment that'll cure both?

Pattern: Jock itch or tinea cruris usually has flaking or scaling at the edges in the groin area or thigh. It also expands in continuous circles or rings. Yeast infections tend to be brighter red and at the edges will have small scattered red dots or satellite lesions which are near the edge but may not touch the edge. Both can be treated with topical cream like ketoconazole or loprox (ciclopirox). See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I had yeast infection after got treatment (7day course) still only itching. Due to use femmine wash? I never use femmine wash before had infection.

I had yeast infection after got treatment (7day course) still only itching. Due to use femmine wash? I never use femmine wash before had infection.

Possibly: The vagina always contains bacteria & other microbes but, if they're in a healthy balance, there's no need for treatment. Feminine washes (douching) can upset that balance & trigger infection. Since there's normally no need to use them & they may have caused a problem for you, I recommend you stop using them. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I am spotting while on yeast infection treatment?

Get checked: Suggest getting checked medically. Yeast doesn't tend to cause vaginal bleeding. Your doctor can accurately assess the situation. ...Read more

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Male yeast infection possibility. Who do I go to for treatment?

Dermatitis? Clarify: In general, a yeast infection in men can occur in unusual circumstances- such as HIV infection- an HIV test is warranted. Yeast infections are typically in the form of a dermatitis in the warm/ moist skin folds in areas such as the groin, perineum, and inframammary folds. Your primary care doctor and doctors in the emergency room or the urgent care can handle this situation. ...Read more

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What to if I am on my last day of treatment and I still have a yeast infection?

Talk to doctor: It is recommended that you consult with your physician if sxs are not responding within a week. ...Read more

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Can I use another 1 day/night treatment for my yeast infection or should I wait?

Inadequate info: What have you already used? How long has it been since tx ended? Is this a verified yeast infection? A yeast infection usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. It may take longer for those who are immunocompromised. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a bad yeast infection now, can I treat it with OTC treatment?

Yes: Over- the – counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, (tioconazole) gynazole, femcare, gyne-lotrimin& mycelex. ...Read more

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I still keep having slight yeast infection after every treatment. How to completely clear up yeast?

Get eval: Best for you to get evaluated as there maybe some underlying condition causing you to keep getting yeast infection...for example diabetes can lead to the excretion of a "sugary" urine (Glucosuria) which can cause chronic yeast infections, etc. If all is stable, there are also more powerful oral medications that my be Rx'd. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a question about yeast infection, took a one day treatment, six days later and symptoms are still present?

Let your doctor: Know. A yeast infection usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. It may take longer for those who are immunocompromised. ...Read more

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I've had a yeast infection, but no access to treatment, for 3 weeks. But now the symptoms are disappearing. Is it going away on its own?

Probably: Many people get various infections which healed on their own with the help of your strong immune system prior to the development of all the current medications we have. If caught early, keeping the area dry (yeast loves moisture) and avoiding sugary foods will help you naturally reach balance again. ...Read more

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I had a yeast infection, took OTC treatment & symptoms went away. I used a 'soft cup' days after and there was cottage chz like substance, is yi gone?

Yeast vaginitis: The presence of a cottage cheese like material in your vagina suggests there may still be a yeast infection, especially if you did not continue the original treatment for at least a week. A second round of treatment may make sense, or see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How long after an treatment for a yeast infection can I have intercourse?

I recommend: Completing your course of treatment and waiting until you are no longer red, itching and in pain. ...Read more

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What to do if I want to know is this, is Monistat a safe treatment for a yeast infection?

Yes: Monistat is a safe and often effective first-line anti-fungal treatment. It will help to relieve the symptoms of most "run-of-the-mill" vulvovaginal yeast infections. You may find generic versions of Monistat (miconizole) in various pharmacies, which might be more cost effective for you. There are 1, 3 and 7 day treatment options.
It can be used in pregnancy as well. ...Read more

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I'd like some information on treatment for UTI and yeast infection. Can I get help here?

UTI and yeast: We would need more information. Urinary tract infections can be from varying bugs and are treated differently depending on symptoms and history. Yeast infections would need to know where - vaginal, skin, intestinal etc. As to how the infection would be treated. You are welcome to have an online consult or to give us more information so we can give you more specific answers. ...Read more

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How can I test for a male yeast infection? How long can it usually last without treatment?

How can I test for a male yeast infection? How long can it usually last without treatment?

Yeast infection can: Last forever w/out treatment. Symptoms can include white spots in throat, urethra and penis itch or pain, and itching anus. Please see your doc for a simple blood test. Treatment can be Western meds such as Nystatan and elimination of sugar indiet and good probiotics. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Skin Folds (Definition)

Skin folds are the parts of the body where skin overlaps and traps skin oils and skin moisture, increasing the likelihood of rashes and odors. Skin folds areas include the neck (sometimes), the armpits, under the breasts (sometimes), and between ...Read more


Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable of fermenting ...Read more