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How do I know if I have a yeast infection and what are yeast infection treatments?

How do I know if I have a yeast infection and what are yeast infection treatments?

Yeast: 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. If this is your first possible yeast infection or if you are not sure if you have a yeast infection – see your physician. If over the counter meds don’t work that would be another. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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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 it ok to do 2, 3-day yeast infection treatments back-to-back? And how long does it take for symptoms to disappear?

Yes, but: After finishing a 3 day yeast infection treatment most women will notice that most of their symptoms of itching and cottage cheese discharge have improved a lot. It can take several more days for the yeast symptoms to be completely gone. If they are partly improved, then it's ok to take a second 3 day course. If they're only a little better then it may not be a yeast infection - get checked. ...Read more

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What are the best yeast infection treatments over the counter?

Many choices: There are many over the counter choices available at any local drug store (there will be a separate section). Monistat is a common medication but there are many others. They are all very similar. ...Read more

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Does alcohol lower the effectiveness of OTC yeast infection treatments?

Does alcohol lower the effectiveness of OTC yeast infection treatments?

Clarification needed: Your question needs clarification: 1) Do you mean drinking alcohol or topical application of alcohol? 2) OTC treatment assumes it's a nystatin topical application? Assuming you meant alcohol in your blood after consuming it, then unless you are totally intoxicated and do not follow the instructions of the OTC medication properly, then it shouldn't affect the effectiveness of the treatment. ...Read more

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My vagina hole is very puffy and i don't know if its an STD or a yest infection i tried different kinds of yeast infection treatments and they don't wor?

My vagina hole is very puffy and i don't know if its an STD or a yest infection i tried different kinds of yeast infection treatments and they don't wor?

See an OB/GYN: You cannot diagnose and treat this appropriately without an exam and possibly some tests. In addition, if it is an std you should be tested for several others, including hiv. ...Read more

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What could thick stringy white odorless vaginal discharge mean. Treated numerous times with 3 and 7 date yeast infection treatments.?

Normal ovulation: Odorless, stringy, white vaginal discharge is a typical description of the vaginal mucous observed mid-cycle during ovulation. It is physiologic, i.e. Normal, during that part of the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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I've been having this fishy smell coming from my genitals. I have no discharge. I've been to the doctors 3 times and done 2 yeast infection treatments?

I've been having this fishy smell coming from my genitals. I have no discharge. I've been to the doctors 3 times and done 2 yeast infection treatments?

Bacterial vaginosis: BV is a very possible diagnosis, but before stating that this is what you have you need to be seen and examined by somebody who recognizes the issues. Since do not know what the doctors seeing you did it is impossible to comment further. ...Read more

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Diagnosed yeast infection & BV treatments didn't work.. What could I hav dat makes the butt area feel like it's burning too & the vagina & outer area ?

Vagina pain: Okay Janet, you have vulvovaginitis and we don't know why. If it's not yeast or bacteria it could be viral, like herpes. If you haven't seen an Ob/Gyn then I would see one, they see more vaginal infections than most doctors and might recognize your problem. They can also do a PAP and other tests to see what is causing your pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have recurring yeast infections and have been treated with fluconazole twice. Third yeast infection this year. Other treatments?

Diagnosis First: Yeast infection often happens in people with other conditions that suppress immune response (like diabetes, and several others) it is mandatory to find the underlying cause, instead of treating it blindly. ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for a yeast infection?

Yeast infection : There are many over the counter treatments. If these do not work, you may need anti fungal prescribed by your family practitioner or gyn. ...Read more

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Male yeast infection possibility. Who do I go to for treatment?

Dermatitis? Clarify: In general, a yeast infection in men can occur in unusual circumstances- such as HIV infection- an HIV test is warranted. Yeast infections are typically in the form of a dermatitis in the warm/ moist skin folds in areas such as the groin, perineum, and inframammary folds. Your primary care doctor and doctors in the emergency room or the urgent care can handle this situation. ...Read more

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I have an yeast infection. What do you recommend for treatment?

I have an yeast infection. What do you recommend for treatment?

See below: Effective treatments include vaginal preparations that contain nystatin, miconazole, clotrimazole, butoconazole, terconazole and tioconazole. Most of these are available over the counter without a prescription. ...Read more

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What to if I am on my last day of treatment and i still have a yeast infection?

Talk to doctor: It is recommended that you consult with your physician if sxs are not responding within a week. ...Read more

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Can I use another 1 day/night treatment for my yeast infection or should I wait?

Inadequate info: What have you already used? How long has it been since tx ended? Is this a verified yeast infection? 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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What to do if i think I have a yeast infection need help with natural treatments - male?

Med eval: Get checked to find out if you in fact have a yeast infection. Garlic is fungicidal. To treat penile yeast infections a man can eat fresh garlic twice a day or take garlic supplements. Sometimes a slice of fresh garlic is rubbed onto the effected area directly. (use a small test dose to ensure that it does not irritate the skin). There are no clinical trials for this use of garlic. ...Read more

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I still keep having slight yeast infection after every treatment. How to completely clear up yeast?

Get eval: Best for you to get evaluated as there maybe some underlying condition causing you to keep getting yeast infection...for example diabetes can lead to the excretion of a "sugary" urine (Glucosuria) which can cause chronic yeast infections, etc. If all is stable, there are also more powerful oral medications that my be Rx'd. Best wishes. ...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


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