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Doctor insights on: Yeast Infection Oral Medication

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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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Is there a oral medication that I can buy over-the-counter for a yeast infection?

Is there a oral medication that I can buy over-the-counter for a yeast infection?

Not that I am aware: I think you are referring to diflucan, (fluconazole) an oral anti-fungal medicine. Candidiasis or yeast infection can be treated orally or vaginally with anti-fungal creams. Currently, Diflucan (fluconazole) is available by rx only. Read more

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Do they have a oral medication for yeast infection if so what r they?

Do they have a oral medication for yeast infection if so what r they?

Oral anti fungal: Diflucan (fluconazole) is a prescription drug for vaginal yeast infection. Very effective. See your primary care doc. Read more

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I went to planned parenthood because my discharge was irregular and was diagnosed with a yeast infection. I was given the oral medication but my symptoms came back after a week, which I honestly expected because I had had the problem for a couple weeks be

I went to planned parenthood because my discharge was irregular and was diagnosed with a yeast infection. I was given the oral medication but my symptoms came back after a week, which I honestly expected because I had had the problem for a couple weeks be

Other infection?: I'm concerned you may not have had a yeast infection; or you had yeast plus something else. The main symptoms of vaginal yeast are itching and irritation, with scant discharge, often none at all. Presumably you were tested for STDs? And also checked for bacterial vaginosis? Whether or not these were done, you should return to the clinic for further evaluation. Good luck! Read more

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Besides azo, what otc oral medications can I take for a yeast infection caused by antibiotic use?

Besides azo, what otc oral medications can I take for a yeast infection caused by antibiotic use?

Azo won't prevent: A yeast infection, altho oral probiotics MAY lessen the chance of antibiotic-associated diarrhea. Bacteria from the digestive tract are the most common cause of UTI's. If diarrhea facilitates the introduction of bacteria into the urinary tract, preventing antibiotic-associated diarrhea could theoretically help prevent UTIs. Dr. Anne Read more

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What medication can I take for a yeast infection?

Meds: Yeast infections may be treated with OTC meds such as: Clotrimazole, Miconazole, Butoconazole & Tioconazole. Sometimes prescription of Diflucan  (Fluconazole)may be indicated. Read more

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Wanted to know where can I get medication for male yeast infection?

Tx: Drug store. Monistat can be applied to the tip of the penis twice a day. If not resolving in a week, see physician. Read more

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What else can I use to treat a yeast infection besides prescribed medication?

Yogurt with lactobac: Yougurt with lactobacilus, probiotics like lactobacilus rhamnosusgr1, and lactobacilus fermentumrc-14. Boric acid suppositories may be used vaginaly tea tree oil diluted andapplied lacally in vagina. Read more

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I've had a yeast infection for a week now and I took a one day medication for on it 4 days ago. Does it usually take this long to go away?

I've had a yeast infection for a week now and I took a one day medication for on it 4 days ago. Does it usually take this long to go away?

Vaginal yeast: Usually one dose is all that is needed but sometimes it has to be repeated. In addition it would be helpful for you to use a topical anti yeast cream that you insert in your vagina such as Monistat or lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream or vaginal troches. If it persists see your doctor to look for causes of an ineffective response. Is the diagnosis correct? Is your immune response fully intact? Is done obstruction. Read more

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What type of OTC medication can I take to cure a yeast infection?

Monistat/Vagisil/Azo: You may try any of the OTC remedies such as Vagisil, Monistat or Azo. You may consult this site for more information on this topic. Http://www. Webmd. Com/women/tc/vaginal-yeast-infections-home-treatment For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. Read more

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I think I have a yeast infection; can someone prescribe me medication?

I think I have a yeast infection; can someone prescribe me medication?

Be sure of diagnosis: If you've had a vaginal yeast infection before and the symptoms are the same, it should be safe to use with one of the many available over the counter treatments. But see doctor if not better in a few days. If no previous yeast or uncertain about symptoms, see your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and check for other possibilities. Other infections, including STDs, can cause similar symptoms. Read more

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How can I help with pain from my yeast infection until I get medication?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) or: Other anti-inflammatories should help but there are over the counter treatment options for vaginal yeast infection that is just as effective as anything prescription for simple infections. You should consider those as well since treatment is probably the best way to get relief from associated symptoms. Read more

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What is a good medication for yeast infection that I can get at my pharmacy?

What is a good medication for yeast infection that I can get at my pharmacy?

Some homeopathic opt: 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 (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


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more