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Is it ok to use diaper rash cream for a vaginal yeast infection?

Yeast infection tx. A diaper cream will not treat a vaginal yeast infection. The infection is not only on the surface but also deeper within the vagina. Diaper creams should not be applied inside the vagina. Diaper creams also do not contain ingredients necessary to treat yeast. Read more...

My 5 yr old granddaughter has symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection. Can we use Monistat cream on her?

Yeast. it is unusual to have yeast infection at the age of five. It could be irritation due to lack local estrogen hormone in the private area. If you are sure it is yeast, you can safely use monistat. Read more...
Take to pediatrician. Definitely do not assume the diagnosis or attempt to treat it on your own. This child needs to see her pediatrician immediately. Do not treat her first. There are infections other than yeast that could cause this, and some are dangerous. Do not delay! Read more...

Is it okay to treat a severe vaginal yeast infection with only antifungal cream or should it be treated with both oral and cream?

Yes. It is my bias that yeast vulvo/vaginitis is a local infection and is best treated and responds best to local therapy, i.e. vaginal creams/suppositories. So yes, ok to treat only with cream. Read more...
OK. But oral is easier, faster, and often more effective. Vaginal yeast will recolonize from the colon and will proliferate in the presence of antibiotics or poorly controlled diabetes. Often the cause is not apparent. Read more...
Oral +/- cream. Diflucan (fluconazole) is quite effective for treating yeast infections and there is no mess. Currently some doctors are recommending 2 doses 7 days apart. The cream can be applied topically to help with the burning and itching while the Diflucan (fluconazole) is working. Have cultures and a special swab for yeast if this is what you think it is. Read more...

Does nystatin and triamcinone acetonide cream treat vaginal yeast infection?

Yes and no. Nystatin is effective against vaginal yeast infections, but triamcinolone cream is not. It tends to relieve the itchy inflammation that goes along with the yeast vaginitis, however. Do not use it alone as it aggravates the yeast infection when used alone. Read more...