What is the treatment for yeast infection?

An anti-yeast drug. A person can have a yeast or fungal infection in almost any part of the body. The treatment depends on where the infection is, how good the person's immune system is, the severity of the infection, which type of yeast or fungus is involved, etc... Some antifungal drugs are over-the-counter, such as clotrimazole. Other antifungal drugs are by prescription only.

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What is the best treatment for yeast infection?

Location? For vaginal yeast infections, either topical antifungals are efficacious, or oral fluconazole. Either of these treatments work, but the topicals work to relieve symptoms faster. You can purchase topicals overthe counter at any pharmacy. I have found that the creams work better in my patients than the suppositories. Fluconazole must be prescribed by a physician. For oral, a prescription is nec. Read more...

Can any doc tell me what's the best treatment for a yeast infection?

A # of approaches. Otc meds include Monistat (miconzole), vagistat-1 (tioconazole), femstat (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or mycelex( clotrimazole). Otc meds don’t work ? See your dr. S/he may order Diflucan (fluconazole) (oral antifungal) that is taken once (occasionally needs multiple doses for complicated cases). Some require maintenance tx. Read more...

What is a treatment for chronic yeast infections?

Chronic Infection. If you have recurrent (four or more) yeast infections per year or a chronic yeast infection simple treatments may not be adequate. Please see your physician for treatment in that situation. Read more...

What is the best treatment for yeast infection if you don't have anything Symptoms aside from milk discharge?

Vaginal discharge. Ideally you should have a vaginal exam and cultures. There are home remedies for yeast infections including dilute vinegar and soaking tampons in yogurt with probiotics and using these 2-3 times a day. All the best for improved health. Read more...
Yeast prevention. Vaginal yeast infections can be minimized by bathing with hypoallergenic soaps, avoiding perfumed feminine hygiene products, wearing cotton underwear and loose clothing, taking probiotics daily and increasing raw garlic in the diet. Avoid excess sugar and simple carbohydrates. Infections will likely be persistent if your body's flora (good bacteria) does not re-balance, or if it is not yeast. Read more...

Anyone know what is a safe treatment for yeast infection during pregnancy?

Notify obstetrician. Tell your ob. 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. 7. Try wearing pants that fit loosely. Read more...