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Thought I had a yeast infection, took the meds and it didn't work. What now?

Thought I had a yeast infection, took the meds and it didn't work. What now?

See a doctor: I would see your obgyn. You may need a culture to identify the causative agent. You may still have a yeast infection that is resistant to your initial treatment. ...Read more

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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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Thought I had a yeast infection. Took the meds and it didn't work. What do I do now?

Thought I had a yeast infection. Took the meds and it didn't work. What do I do now?

See gynecologist: Vaginal discharge, irritation may associated with a infection other than a yeast infection. You should see your gynecologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. You may have a yeast infection resistant to that specific otc medication. Other infections such a bacterial vaginosis, trichomonas, contact dermatitis, or other skin conditions can have similar symptoms to a yeast infection. ...Read more

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I had a yeast infection took medication and cream! My symptoms stopped 4days ago and I'm starting to feel them again? Is this normal?

Resistant yeast: Sometimes yeast infections can recur-- especially if the conditions that allowed it to form in the first place are still there (uncontrolled diabetes, antibiotic use, vaginal factors etc). That said, yeast can also be resistant to anti fungal treatment. This means you may need a higher dose of the original therapy or a different med that would bypass the resistance. Sounds like you may need an MD. ...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?

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 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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Dr gave me duflican for yeast infection took duflican 4 days ago, still have some discharge and a slight fishy odor is Odor normal? It's not to strong

BV? Trichomonas?: The main vaginal yeast symptoms are irritation and itching, scant discharge, without odor. Fishy odor suggests bacterial vaginosis or trichomonas. Maybe it wasn't yeast, or you had yeast plus BV or trich. It can be difficult to diagnose vaginal infections, so probably not your doc's fault. Return to be rechecked; request the newer, more accurate DNA test for trich if not yet done. Also STD tests. ...Read more

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Took cephlaxin for 10 days. Developed yeast infection. Took 150 mg fluconazole still having symptoms. Should I take another pill or wait?

Resistant yeast: Up to 10% of vaginal yeast infections are caused by Candida glabrata, rather than the usual C. albicans, and some glabrata strains are resistant to all the "azole" drugs. You might try fluconazole once again, but if also ineffective, speak with your doctor about a prescription for alternate treatment, e.g. caspofungin, flucyctosine, or nystatin. Good luck! ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a rash on his penis. I had a yeast infection & took fluconizol. I gave him one & him went away. But now it's back.?

My boyfriend has a rash on his penis. I had a yeast infection & took fluconizol. I gave him one & him went away. But now it's back.?

Not so simple: Vaginal yeast is not an "infection". It is a proliferation of yeast which is already present in small numbers. The yeast proliferates because of sugars in the environment or because there is a loss of normal bacteria. The most common cause is exposure to antibiotics which kill the bacteria normally competing with yeasts. There are a variety of rashes on the penis. Is he circumcised? Frequently th ...Read more

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Last week Wednesday Doctor told me I have a yeast infection, took pill, end of week had intercourse, today have symptoms again. Why did it recur?

You both may need to: Be treated in order to get rid of the infection. Use barrier condom method is best. You will need treatment. Change diet to candida free diet, eliminate sugars, alcohol, processed, fried, GMO foods, and stick to whole foods, organic, lots of water, and take your probiotics. You may be getting reinfected or reinoculated. Pills alone won't halt it. Change your microbiome and your diet to help out. ...Read more

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I had yeast infection. Took monistat. It went away but my perineum is stil itchy and blistered is this normal? My anus is a little itchy too. What to do?

I had yeast infection. Took monistat. It went away but my perineum is stil itchy and blistered is this normal? My anus is a little itchy too. What to do?

Allergy? Herpes?: A blstering rash in this part of the body always raises the possibility of genital herpes, and herpes sometimes is initially misdiagnosed as yeast. Or it's just severe yeast that needs more or different treatment. Or maybe you an allergic reaction to the monistat cream. Don't take chances: see your doctor for professional evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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1st time to get what I believe is yeast infection. Took a pessary, swelling gone. Itchy, stinging, bumps are not even with the use of of the cream.?

May not be yeast: I don't know what "taking a pessary" means---that's a device to "prop up" a sagging uterus.

Yeast infections are itchy, but usually don't have bumps or stinging and you usually have a cheesy discharge. This sounds more like herpes virus to me. You should be examined and could be placed on some prophylactic medication. Good luck! ...Read more

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On antibiotics til Monday. Got yeast infection. Took Diflucan Monday night. Better, but yeast not gone. Got period today. Can I use tampons?

On antibiotics til Monday. Got yeast infection. Took Diflucan Monday night. Better, but yeast not gone. Got period today. Can I use tampons?

Yes: No harm in using Tampons however the treatment for yeast should be repeated AFTER the antibiotics are FINISHED and sometimes requires more than one treatment. BTW if the infection is a GYN issue tampons may not be recommended!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Possibly pregnant but it's Too early for positive pregnancy test. Prescribed two diflucan for a yeast infection. Took both.? Have I harmed my maybe baby?

Possibly pregnant but it's Too early for positive pregnancy test. Prescribed two diflucan for a yeast infection. Took both.? Have I harmed my maybe baby?

Diflucan/Pregnancy: Studies show that diflucan has been shown to cause a higher rate of miscarriage at 7-22 weeks: - JAMA. 2016;315 (1):58-67. Studies also show that mothers exposed to higher doses of fluconazole showed a higher risk of congenital abnormalities such as cleft lip, palate. ACOG and the FDA recognized a study in 2016 that showed a higher risk of miscarriage. I would personally recommend a serum HCG asap ...Read more

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Went to dr for yeast infection took anti. Cleared. Now they call an say I have vb an take metronidazole do I have to since im ok now. I have no STDs?

Went to dr for yeast infection took anti. Cleared. Now they call an say I have vb an take metronidazole do I have to since im ok now. I have no STDs?

Talk to them: If u had a benign BV sometimes the anti- yeast meds can clear it up even though that is not what the anti yeast med is for, but usually with a BV u will have symptoms like a vaginal discharge that smells so if u have no sxs u may be fine (unlike an std where it can be + and u have to be treated even if u have no symptoms)bv is not an std but u need to ask if u were tested for stds. ...Read more

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Went to doc last week for vuvlar irritation, said I had yeast infection, took diflucan, symptoms better but not gone. Bumps on skin above vulva appear?

Yeast: Infections can be "stubborn" I suggest another course of treatment. ...if that doesn't resolve your issues completely another visit to your Doctor may be indicated!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have hives. I don't know cause. First diagnosed with skin yeast infection. Took Diflucan (fluconazole) for 7 days. 2 nd steroid shot and Allegra. Itching bad.

I have hives. I don't know cause. First diagnosed with skin yeast infection. Took Diflucan (fluconazole) for 7 days. 2 nd steroid shot and Allegra. Itching bad.

Pls c an allergist: With such symptoms and initial therapy you received with limited improvement, you need to see a specialist, kindly check www. Acaai. Org and look for "allergist locator" to spot an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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I went to the doctor recently and I am std free and had a yeast infection took 2 difluican and I have a everyday yellow thin odorless discharge?

I went to the doctor recently and I am std free and had a yeast infection took 2 difluican and I have a everyday yellow thin odorless discharge?

Discharge: You may want to repeat your STD tests. A convenient way to do that is by sending urine for gonorrhea and chlamydia. Some local clinics offer tests only without having to see a doctor, making it more affordable. Also consider testing for bacterial vaginosis and trichomonas. ...Read more

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Pink discharge after missing a birth control pill and what I think is a yeast infection. Took Monistat 1 (tioconazole) 30 hrs ago and itching is better but not gone?

Pink discharge after missing a birth control pill and what I think is a yeast infection. Took Monistat 1 (tioconazole) 30 hrs ago and itching is better but not gone?

Be patient, takes 3d: First, please remember to take the missed pill ASAP.
While Monistat 1 (tioconazole) is a 1 dose treatment, it really takes 3 days to work. I generally like the longer treatment which includes the cream that can be applied externally.
The other possibility, is that you don't have what you thought.
I feel it acceptable to treat when you KNOW, but if you THINK, see your doctor. Good luck ...Read more

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I am 20 years old my last period took 4 pregnanc test said negative I been cramping all month did had a yeast infection took Azo the yeast infection is gone how can get my period? I am not on birth control but I did take the morning after pill after ha

I am 20 years old my last period took 4 pregnanc test said negative I been cramping all month did had a yeast infection took Azo the yeast infection is gone how can get my period? I am not on birth control but I did take the morning after pill after ha

The: The Plan B likely interfered with your body's normal hormonal balance. It may take up to three months after taking it to get a period. However a blood pregnancy test is not a bad idea at this point. Otherwise, if your period does not come in the next month see your doctor. He/she can prescribe a pill that can induce a period, and then a birth control pill can be started to stabilize your period and prevent pregnancy.
Take care. ...Read more

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Have a bad yeast infection. Took 150mg diflucan 3 days ago, but started period 2 days ago and yeast infection is worse now. OK to take diflucan again?

Resistant yeast?: It's OK to take it again, but it probably won't work. A few percent of yeasts causing vaginal infections are resistant to fluconazole (Diflucan) and other "azole" drugs. Or maybe it's something other than yeast. See your doctor to reconfirm the diagnosis and perhaps consider alternate therapy, e.g. flucytosine, caspofungin, or nystatin. ...Read more

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Hi had yeast infection &took medicine for it. But now my period is late for 3days. Does infection delayed my period?

Yeast doesn't: Normally delay period. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Outside of vagina itches. Bearable. Regular discharge. No oder. No inside itch. Std? Or a yeast infection? Took a Plan B generic form 5weeks ago.

Outside of vagina itches. Bearable. Regular discharge. No oder. No inside itch. Std? Or a yeast infection? Took a Plan B generic form 5weeks ago.

Be examined: Based on your description it may be something your perineum, or bottom area is coming in contact with. Be checked to make sure it is not something else. I don't believe it is related to Plan B. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if no allergies and cold packs may be helpful. Bathing in Aveeno may also help. ...Read more

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Self diagnosed vaginal yeast infection. Took fluconazole & dexchlorpheniramine maleate yesterday. Increased white lumpy discharge. Is this normal?

Vaginal discharge: Studies show in the evaluation of a woman with vaginal discharge a pregnancy test and urinalysis are useful. If you have external itching with the discharge then it probably is a yeast infection. Does the discharge have odor? Lots of women have a mixed infection with BV urine STI panel may be helpful. One solution is to use vaginal suppositories such as terconazole for 3 nights see MD ...Read more

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BV +a yeast infection, took meds about a week ago, today thick white discharge, past couple days pelvic tenderness + sore nipples when bfeeding?

BV +a yeast infection, took meds about a week ago, today thick white discharge, past couple days pelvic tenderness + sore nipples when bfeeding?

Yeast: If you had a vaginal yeast infection and are breast feeding it is possible that you also have a yeast infection of your nipples. Pelvic tenderness is not usually associated with yeast or BV. You need to get back to your PCP or OB/GYN for an additional exam and testing. Hope this helps and you feel better fast. ...Read more

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I have a uti and yeast infection I took one yeast pill last night and I'm taking another one tonight is that okay I still have a lot of uti pills left?

Take as instructed: It is always a good idea to take medication as prescribed by the Doc. If in 4-5 days the problem is no better or worse...give the doc a call. ...Read more

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My boyfriend had a yeast infection. Uncircumsized, took the medication and was feeling great but when we tried "it" it hurts him, any suggestions?

Another infection: Sometimes when you get a yeast infection in the genital areas you may get a secondary bacterial infection. If he was treated just for yeast and now in pain he needs to be checked for other types of infections as well. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure an oral yeast infection? I took fluconazole and that didn't work. Any other suggestions?

What is the best way to cure an oral yeast infection? I took fluconazole and that didn't work. Any other suggestions?

Candidiasis: I tend to use Clotrimazole lozenges. It is what I have found works the best. I think topical treatments work the best. ...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


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