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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
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
Anti-fungal med : Many otc like "monostat" or rx like difulcan oral pill. ...Read more
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
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
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
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?
What could thick stringy white odorless vaginal discharge mean. Treated numerous times with 3 and 7 date 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have recurring yeast infections and have been treated with fluconazole twice. Third yeast infection this year. Other treatments?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk to doctor: It is recommended that you consult with your physician if sxs are not responding within a week. ...Read more
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
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
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