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Yeast Infection Oral Medication
Help please! Is diflucan (fluconazole) or any other oral yeast infection medication available over the counter?
No: The pills are still by prescriprion only. 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
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
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
I'm being treated with an oral medication for a yeast infection but I am on my period. Can I use tampons safely? The pads seem so irritating.
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
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
My husband and I have candida/yeast infection what medications can we take to clear the infection?
Is it ok if I use a different yeast infection medication after I completed the first one which didn't completely take away the symptoms?
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
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
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
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
Yes: As long as it is not painful. Read more
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
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