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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?

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

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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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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

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How can I manage a persistent yeast infection?

How can I manage a persistent yeast infection?

Depends: Yeast infections include diaper rash, thrush, and vaginal infections, and the treatment is individual to each patient. Having yeast in stool is not a yeast infection, and does not need to be managed. ...Read more

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Is yeast infection painful?

Is yeast infection painful?

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 more

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How could you know a yeast infection have occurred ?

Sxs and med eval: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. ...Read more

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How can I treat yeast infection?

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

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How do I get a yeast infection?

How do I get a yeast infection?

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 more

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What causes a yeast infection?

What causes a yeast infection?

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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Can yeast infection clear up naturally or does it need to be medicated?

Yes: Some yeast infections clear up after moisture is taken away or antibiotics are stopped. Deep seeded infections (i.E toenails) may need topical or systemic medication. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Yeast Infection (Definition)

Clinical illness due to a fungus which exists in a yeast form is the definition. Some fungi only form yeasts and some are dimorphic, having both a yeast stage and a stage in which they form a mesh-like network of a ...Read more


Yeast (Definition)

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