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Yeast Infection Syptoms
Used Monistat1 on Friday night (it's Sunday evening). Syptoms of a yeast infection feel much better but I still notice slight itching. Is that normal?
Quite likely: Although a garden variety vaginal yeast infection should be treated by the OTC recommended treatment, such as Monistat 1, a few symptoms like itching may persist for a bit longer. If symptoms last beyond a week, you can repeat the treatment one more time. If you have had yeast infection multiple times in recent months, you should tested for resistant yeast, which would require prescription meds. ...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
Vaginal itching. I was on my period then got off .. I started itch . Then it started to burn while i was peeing. I looked at saw i was a little swollen in the inside im not sure it this is syptoms of a yeast infection im not sure. Im not comfortable goin
Hello. : Hello. Vagisil now puts out a screening test. It checks the ph of your vaginal discharge to help determine if you have a yeast infection or a bacterial infection. I don't know your age or if you are sexually active. If you are a minor, you could ask your mother to assist you with the kit. If the results are consistent with a bacterial infection, then you really should see a doctor whether you feel embarrassed or not. Take care. ...Read more
Symptoms include..: Vaginal itching and a cottage cheese-like discharge could be signs of a vaginal yeast infection. You can try using over the counter yeast infection medication if you have these symptoms. Pain is not typically a symptom of a yeast infection, and should be evaluated by a doctor since it could mean a different diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Over the counter med: Vaginal itching and a cottage cheese-like discharge could be signs of a vaginal yeast infection. You can try using over the counter yeast infection medication (like miconazole) if you have these symptoms. If the symptoms persist after this treatment, it should be evaluated by a doctor since it could mean a different diagnosis. ...Read more
Easy: We are all colonized with yeast, usually candida albicans. If your immunity is profoundly reduced, or if the acidity and other factors in the vaginal barrel are right you may get it. Babies frequently get thrush which is yeast infection in the mouth, and people may get secondary yeast infections after treatment with antibiotics reduces the bacteria which previously inhibited the yeast growth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yeast infection: A yeast infection results from an overgrowth of yeast anywhere in the body. The growth of yeast is normally limited by our immune system and normal body bacteria. If there is a compromise in our immune system or when taking medications such as antibiotics or steroids, yeast can become so numerous that they cause infections, particularly in warm and moist areas of our body. ...Read more
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