Yeast infection questions?
Ok i don't know if I have one but it's been burning and itching lately also I've noticed i've been masturbating more lately could that be a cause? what is an yeast infection? How do I get rid of it? Can it be cured naturally? Please help i'm worried! Oh does that vagisil screening kit work please serious answers only!
Asked by Manual Beavers 3 months ago.
Ok i don't know if I have one but it's been burning and itching lately also I've noticed i've been masturbating more lately could that be a cause? what is an yeast infection? How do I get rid of it? Can it be cured naturally? Please help i'm worried! Oh does that vagisil screening kit work please serious answers only! Answered by Enda Galhardo 3 months ago.
It's an itchy feeling you might hardly notice at first. Maybe,you muse, it's just that your jeans are too tight. Actually,tight jeans may have something to do with it. But if the itch keeps getting itchier, even when your jeans have been off for awhile, then there's something else involved. That something else could very well be a fungus whose technical name is Candida, and which causes what is often called a "yeast" infection. Such infections are most common in teenage girls and women aged 16 to 35, although they can occur in girls as young as 10 or 11 and in older women (and less often, in men and boys as well). You do not have to be sexually active to get a yeast infection. The Food and Drug Administration now allows medicines that used to be prescription-only to be sold without a prescription to treat vaginal yeast infections that keep coming back. But before you run out and buy one, if you've never been treated for a yeast infection you should see a doctor. Your doctor may advise you to use one of the over-the-counter(OTC) products or may prescribe a drug called Diflucan (fluconazole).The FDA recently approved the drug for clearing up yeast infections with just one dose. Though itchiness is a main symptom of yeast infections, if you've never had one before, it's hard to be sure just what's causing your discomfort. After a doctor makes a diagnosis of vaginal yeast infection, if you should have one again, you can more easily recognize the symptoms that make it different from similar problems. If you have any doubts, though, you should contact your doctor. Other symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection include: soreness rash on outer lips of the vagina burning, especially during urination. The OTC products for vaginal yeast infections have one of four active ingredients: butoconazole nitrate (Femstat 3), clotrimazole (Gyne-Lotrimin and others), miconazole (Monistat 7 and others), and tioconazole (Vagistat). These drugs are in the same anti-fungal family and work in similar ways to break down the cell wall of the Candida organism until it dissolves. FDA approved the switch of Femstat 3 from prescription to OTC status December 1996 and a similar switch for Vagistat in February 1997. The others have been available OTC for a few years. When you visit the doctor the first time you have a yeast infection, you can ask which product may be best for you and discuss the advantages of the different forms the products come in: vaginal suppositories (inserts) and creams with special applicators. Remember to read the warnings on the product's labeling carefully and follow the directions. Answered by Meryl Esquinaldo 3 months ago.
Yeast infections can be cured naturally but it usually takes a bit longer...cool water in the shower for a start and absolutely no soap! also cotton knickers always!. Stop with the masturbation until you are all cleared up as the friction wont be helping. Eat lots less sugary foods and drinks. Airing yourself overnight by not wearing panties to bed is also a good idea. I have always found "Caneston" cream to be good. Answered by Allen Resue 3 months ago.
yeah that can cause a yeast infection and it could be cured in a couple of days it depends on which treatment you get they have 3 7 and 12 day treatments for it Answered by Collene Pilz 3 months ago.
It very well could be. What are you using when you masterbate? Are your hands washed well? If you use 'toys' do you wash them in soap or just water? How well do you wash them? Also, try some KY Jelly, you maybe rubbing yourself raw. You can get an over the counter med for it. I recommend the Monostate 3. For the itching.. Vagisil has a cream that you can use, also they have medicated wipes. Good luck! Answered by Crissy Prucnal 3 months ago.
its easy to use a yeast infection kit.. just go to the store and buy one ... use the one day one it works better.. monistat Answered by Ernestina Josefy 3 months ago.
Hi, I just finished my period and this intense itching came down there along with a discoloration (from pink to white) of the entering vaginal wall, I didn't think anything of it at first however reading on here about a vaginal itch, I think I have a yeast infection since it's been like this for a few days...
Asked by Marilynn Worthley 3 months ago.
Hi, I just finished my period and this intense itching came down there along with a discoloration (from pink to white) of the entering vaginal wall, I didn't think anything of it at first however reading on here about a vaginal itch, I think I have a yeast infection since it's been like this for a few days now and really irritating me. The only thing is that I'm overseas in an arab country so I'm going to try home remedies since I wouldn't know what to even ask for at a pharmacy here nor do I want to enter the hospital system ... will yogurt help? Consuming it or putting it directly in the area? Cranberry juice? Salty bath or one with baking soda? I just don't want it to get worse and then something really bad happens. Answered by Ailene Diffley 3 months ago.
It may be bacterial vaginosis. does it smell really fishy? If it does it may be that. It could also be an sexually transmitted diease. You are best to go see your doctor and ask for a swab done for STD's, bacterial vaginosis and a pap all at once. Some STD's will require a blood test as well. I had not had a pap in awhile and when I got bacterial Vaginosis I had a pap done at the same time I was swabbed for the infection and STD's. Turned out it was my body's way of telling me I had cervical changes. I had CIN 3 which is a step before cervical cancer. Please don't leave anything to chance. There are alot of different medications that can help with whatever you may have. Answered by Season Gragson 3 months ago.
yeast grows in dark, warm , sweaty places. So making shure you are dry and sweat free is a big help. When comming out the shower make shure you are completely dry before putting on clothing. Eating yougurt helps also, it is a good bacteria, which help battle the bad ones and get them in check, but does take a while to go thru your system and regulate. But yeast infections can go away without medical treatment. Try to keep some extra tissue or pantyliner for any "dripps" LOL youll be OK. Answered by Jed Yates 3 months ago.
Yogurt does help, try to eat at least one thing of yogurt a day. I'm prone to yeast infections, so I HAVE to eat yogurt. And yes, you consume it. Don't put it anywhere near down there. It's unsanitary. Warm baths, I wouldn't know about salt or baking soda, but warm baths do help. No bubbles though, bubble baths just make it worse. Answered by Heath Faurote 3 months ago.
Yes yogurt will help. Eat it. Eat lots. One for breakfast and two for lunch. Eat what you want for dinner because yogurt for all three meals would be torture! Answered by Justin Watkin 3 months ago.
Is there any over the counter treatment for ring worm on dogs?
Thank you to everyone that has provided information!!!!
Asked by Loree During 3 months ago.
My girlfriend took in a dog that was running the nieghborhood last week and when I was over there yesturday it looks as if the dog has ringworm. (Small round spots about 6 from what I could see yesturday) Is there an over the counter treatment or will she have to take the dog to the vet? Her husband just left her with 2 kids and he took all the money out of the account before he left. I am willing to pay the vet bill if that is what has to happen. I did tell her it is spreadalbe to her and the kids so she has the dog sectioned off in a small part of the house right now. Any suggestions? Answered by Danna Cipponeri 3 months ago.
Ringworm is a fungal infection and can only be diagnosed by a vet. However the good news is that once diagnosed there are OTC options for treatment: 1. Ketoconazole Over-the-counter Ketoconazole cream and shampoo is used to treat ringworm which controls flaking, scaling and itchy scalp caused by dandruff. It slows down the growth of the fungi that cause the infection. Ketoconazole cream is applied once a day for 2-6 weeks. Over-the-counter ketoconazole shampoo is used as needed to control dandruff. Head and shoulder shampoo works well for scalp ring worm. 2. Miconazole Miconazole, an antifungal agent, besides controlling the growth of the fungi has some antibacterial properties also. It has very minimal side effects. Micatin, miconazole nitrate cures athlete's foot and jock itch and relieves itching, scaling, burning and discomfort. 3. Mycelex Another over the counter ringworm treatment is Mycelex which offers a highly effective cure and is available at a reasonable price. Butoconazole nitrate, the active ingredient in Mycelex, kills the fungus known to cause the infection. 4. Selsun Blue shampoo Selsun Blue shampoo controls scaling, flaking and itching of the scalp and functions as an over the counter treatment for dandruff. It contains aloe and moisturizers for scalp and hair. It is ideal for sensitive skin. Selsun can be used as a topical treatment for ringworm. 5. Lotrimin Lotrimin, an antifungal agent for clotrimazole, is used for tinea (ring worm). It is easily available over-the-counter in many drug stores and supermarkets. Lotrimin Athlete's Foot Cream provides effective relief from ringworm caused itching, burning, and cracking. It is greaseless, odorless and non-staining. Answered by Ellsworth Guertin 3 months ago.
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The #1 Natural Ringworm Treatment Method Answered by Selina Favors 3 months ago.
Ringworm Treatment For Dogs Answered by Ebonie Fischang 3 months ago.
Go to Walgreens and go to the athlete's foot department. There is one that specificially lists ringworm (probably all will do the trick since it is the same fungus), but I bought the one that listed ringworm. About $10 to $12 bucks have her apply it to the rings twice a day and wash her hands well since it is contagious, especially to children and others that have a compromised immune system. I recently got ringworm from helping a friend transport some chickens. I gave it to one of my four dogs. The cream, although it did take several weeks worked for us both. It looked better within a few days, but I continued to use it for 3 or 4 weeks until all evidence of the ring was gone. The dog actually healed faster than I did. A ringworm is a ring with a clear center. They get larger with time. I had it on my stomach. My dog had it on her back shoulder area and the hair just peeled away leaving a bald spot. MIne didn't itch at all and my dog didn't seem to itch either. Answered by Minerva Bunch 3 months ago.
Treatments For Ringworm In Dogs Answered by Fransisca Malakan 3 months ago.
Yes there is a product you can buy from the chemist if you live in the UK, it's called Fuciderm, it's a human med for ring worm but will also work on dogs. You can try this and if no improvement in a week (or if the dog gets worse) then consult the vet. You are right, ringworm is highly contagious and he must be kept separate and any surfaces he/she has been in contact with must be cleaned with a fungicide, ie Virkon (available from pet stores and equestrian supplies) Answered by Shanita Vandercook 3 months ago.
Ringworm In Dogs Answered by Mayme Hogeland 3 months ago.
God bless you and your girlfriend for opening your hearts and home to a helpless sole. Direct treatment: clip the hair around the bare spots. 2 herbal remedies: Plantain (Plantago major): take 1/4 cup of the plant for every cup of distilled water and boil it for about 5 minutes, covered strain and cool. Massage onto skin 2x a day until the condition disappears. Goldenseal: take 1 rounded tsp of powdered rootstock to 1 cup of boiling water, let stand till cold then pour off the clear fluid and massage it into the skin 2x a day. These will also help to relieve his pain and inflammation. Since this is a fungal infection you can mix some crushed garlic in his food, 1/4 tsp for every pound of his weight. Garlic neutralizes fungi. Probiotics would also help. Answered by Pete Balick 3 months ago.
can u tell me the symptoms of yeast infections? i know its gross but i have to know. sorry. i have an idea not sure though. help?!
Asked by Merle Marcone 3 months ago.
First yeast infections are really normal to get- most women do get them. Personally I never had them but my mother and friend gets them a lot. And for what a yeast infection is and what the symptoms are is: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that about 80 percent of all women will experience a vaginal yeast infection at least once in their lives. In fact, it is estimated that 50% of college women in the United States have been diagnosed with at least one yeast infection by the age of 25. Luckily, yeast infections are fairly easy to treat. Yes, they can be very ITCHY and uncomfortable. Candida, which is a type of yeast or fungus, is normally found in the body. When your body is in balance it usually causes no problems. When the internal environment is out of balance from stress or fatigue, the yeast can over grow. Symptoms include: thick, white, odorless vaginal discharge (described as resembling cottage cheese). Vaginal itching and burning. Pain or discomfort with urination or sexual intercourse. Vulvular redness or irritation. About 80 percent of yeast infections are caused by a specific species of Candida, called Candida albicans. The remaining twenty percent of yeast infections are caused by other types of Candida. These infections may require treatment with special medications that are different from the usual treatment. While yeast infections are not usually considered sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), they can still be transmitted sexually -- so we have also included them in the STD section. Try to avoid intercourse until you have completed treatment and the symptoms have subsided. Self-diagnosis of a yeast infection may not be as obvious as one would think. A 1997 study at Temple University Medical School reported in the July issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology, found that only 28 percent of female participants presenting with recurrent yeast infections had candidiasis. Eleven percent actually had a bacterial infection and that requires a different treatment. Yeast feeds on glucose, (the body’s form of sugar), so anything that increases your blood sugar or changes the hormonal balance that regulates blood sugar can help yeast to grow out of control. These conditions include: diabetes pregnancy, especially in the third trimester birth control pills steroids (legal and illicit ones) antibiotics immunocompromised states, such as with HIV infection or with cancer treatment. Since yeast is a fungus, treatment involves an anti-fungal medication. Several vaginal creams are available over the counter. Sometimes an oral medication is prescribed by a health care provider if the condition is very severe or not responding to cream treatment. Just treating the irritation and itching will not cure the infection. If you’re using an oral medication or a vaginal cream, you may also need a topical vaginal cream to soothe the discomfort until the infection has been properly treated. If you're using vaginal creams or suppositories, don't use a tampon. They can absorb the medication. Use pads or panty liners instead. While nonprescription, over the counter medications for yeast infections are readily available, be sure that you do indeed have a yeast infection before using them. As described below, other vaginal infections can have symptoms similar to those associated with yeast infections. The OTC (over-the-counter) products for vaginal yeast infections have one of four active ingredients: butoconazole nitrate (Femstat 3), clotrimazole (Gyne-Lotrimin and others), miconazole (Monistat 7 and others), and tioconazole (Vagistat). These drugs are in the same anti-fungal family and work in similar ways to break down the cell wall of the Candida organism until it dissolves. They are available in generic form also and those work just as well. If this is your first infection, be sure to have your health care provider check the discharge under a microscope to make an accurate diagnosis. Symptoms such as pain or burning with urination could indicate a urinary tract infection, which would require prescription antibiotics. If you have recurrent yeast infections, do not continue to self-medicate: Get to your health care provider. Hope this helps xoxo <3 Bekki Answered by Calandra Loften 3 months ago.
every women is different, but for the most part, you'll get an itching sensation in your vaginal area, along with white/yellow/green (mucus green) discharge coming from the area as well. they are very common, especially if you tend to get skin irritations fairly easy. have you changed clothes detergents lately??? your body chemistry might have a bad reaction to your clothes detergent, or you could've eaten something that didn't react quite right with your system. anitboitics and other medications can cause them too. go to the doctor to find out if that's what it is for sure...and drink lots of water!!! the water will help your system flush the infection out. hope this helps!!! =) Answered by Gus Kubisiak 3 months ago.
feels like an intense itching, burning sensation, localized in your vagina and vulva. this itching is not always present, but can get really bad, so bad you can hardly walk, let alone ride your bike to the pharmacy or doctor to get it treated. ooks like clumpy nasty white stuff. most medical descriptions compare the discharge to ricotta cheese, but it can range from thick and not clumpy to faintly yellow to thin and clear. smells like bread or beer. in fact, it smells pretty much exactly like yeast, although the yeast used in brewing and baking is an entirely different species (Saccharomyces cerevisiae). no bacteria could smell like that, so it's a great diagnostic. Answered by Annamarie Gather 3 months ago.
Usually a white discharge from the vagina. It usually itches...alot...and scratching seems like it doesn't help...it just makes you sore. Get the over the counter cream at the pharmacy and try it. Answered by Rivka Mcfetridge 3 months ago.
You'll have a white to yellow discharge and it will also get itchy down below. Sometimes can be painful to have sex. Please see a doctor to be treated because left untreated can be damaging inside. Answered by Piper Essick 3 months ago.
Symptoms of Vaginal Yeast Infection vaginal itching vaginal burning vaginal irritation painful urination painful sexual intercourse odorless vaginal discharge (may be thick whitish-gray and cottage-cheese-like or may be watery in consistency) Answered by Austin Mess 3 months ago.
my wife has had it lot of times for one thing it smells, it itches like crazy, there is a discharge, and you can give it to someone else. i should know oh some times it make you hurt in you female parts Answered by Hayley Kaas 3 months ago.
itchy yellow discharge see a doc Answered by Vania Branche 3 months ago.
Fungus growth. How came guys never have this problem. Except on the feet. Answered by Karin Stele 3 months ago.
Have you benn itching A LOT? Answered by Zena Kamps 3 months ago.
What causes vagina (labia majora and minora) to become itchy?
my reproductive sys. becomes itchy especially after having sex.. how can i treat it?what should i do to prevent it? pls help=(
Asked by Mandi Liedberg 3 months ago.
Itchy Labia Minora Answered by Naoma Vanbruggen 3 months ago.
You can go an get some vagina cream that goes on the outside of you. Or you might have a infection. Answered by Inga Wisbey 3 months ago.
it could be a yeast infection or it could be somehting a lot more serious. The best thing to do is go to the doctor and see what they tell you. I can tell you that if you are fair skinned then odds are more likely you will have recurrent yeast infections. The itch drives you absolutely crazy! P.S. remember to Itch it where it itches if it itches in your breetches! :0) Answered by Gus Ruberto 3 months ago.
What is the best medication for a yeast infection? PLEASE ANSWER?
I need a good one!!!
Asked by Grisel Hively 3 months ago.
Gyne-Lotrimin or Mycelex (clotrimazole) Gynezol or Femstat (butoconazole) Monistat (miconazole nitrate) Vagistat-1 (tioconazole) Answered by Abram Mendelsohn 3 months ago.
even though there are many over the counter medications that might be able to help or cure the yeast infection it would still be better to go to a clinic. for the best care you can get is from a Dr i don't believe it always be best to go to a Dr but this may be something else that can be more serious then just a infection. i work in the medical and law field i would just say for your own health and well being i recommend a clinic. modern meds do work btw its just how well ppl use them in the fact that infections are living bacteria that do grow and mutates like virus and when ppl dont use meds correctly you are making the bacteria tolerance to the medication stronger. Answered by Tracy Wiinikainen 3 months ago.
Yeast infection are also known as Candida,infection caused by group microscopic fungi or yeast.Plain yogurt is good to fight the infection,it can be used both externally and internal.Garlic,drinking more water and oil of oregano. Answered by Rodrick Ukena 3 months ago.
Plain yogurt as a topical... Seriously. I'm not some new age alt medicine dork. It really works! Answered by Argelia Hohenbrink 3 months ago.
Are there any over-the-counter medicines for a yeast infection to take by mouth?
Something you dont need a perscrpition for? thanks.
Asked by Lindsey Considine 3 months ago.
No there aren't. Anything you would take by mouth would require a prescription. There are however other formulations you can use. Common ones are vaginal tablet, suppository and cream formulations of: Gyne-Lotrimin or Mycelex (clotrimazole), Gynezol or Femstat (butoconazole), Monistat (miconazole nitrate) and Vagistat-1 (tioconazole). There are also test kits to determine if a yeast infection exists prior to instituting treatment. Answered by Thi Beyrer 3 months ago.
The first person who answered is right. I would just like to add that as a woman myself, I have found that buying a generic 7-day vaginal yeast cream works best and is more affordable. Answered by Adelia Santander 3 months ago.
What are some creams used for Yeast infections?
I'm 14 year old girl, and I haven't had sex so I'm pretty sure its a yeast infection. believe me if I could I wouldn't even be on here looking for help, but I don't have a mum to go to for advice, and like hell i'm asking my dad. I went to the chemist today and I didn't even know what...
Asked by Jenny Gantzler 3 months ago.
I'm 14 year old girl, and I haven't had sex so I'm pretty sure its a yeast infection. believe me if I could I wouldn't even be on here looking for help, but I don't have a mum to go to for advice, and like hell i'm asking my dad. I went to the chemist today and I didn't even know what the hell i was looking for! so please if you have any advice or names of creams you know of, i would appreciate it alot. Answered by Juan Ludlum 3 months ago.
These are the ones I would recommend: 1. Gyne-Lotrimin or Mycelex (clotrimazole) 2. Gynezol or Femstat (butoconazole) 3. Monistat (miconazole nitrate) 4. Vagistat-1 (tioconazole) You should be able to find these at your local pharmaceutical store (CVS, Walgreen's,etc). Just ask someone that works their and they will happily guide you. I would HIGHLY recommend that you avoid the foods with SUGARS and YEAST (breads, cookies, rice, pasta, etc). They will only prolong your infection and can even cause it to get worse. Eat lots of leafy green veg's so you can balance your ph levels in your body. Answered by Tuyet Cieszynski 3 months ago.
Gyne-lotrimin Or Mycelex Clotrimazole Answered by Milissa Clance 3 months ago.
Gyne Lotrimin Cvs Answered by Alma Bowlet 3 months ago.
read this article and hope it will help u :) Answered by Roxanne Thornburg 3 months ago.
AZO is a good brand. Answered by Monnie Wardman 3 months ago.
Penile Fungal Infection possibility?
My symptoms are itching behind penis head under skin, no lesions, no bumps or anything excessive. Well this has been going on for well over six months now. It seems to get better when I don't eat certain foods. I've been on antibiotics before as the result of a bladder infection & was put on three different...
Asked by Monika Feltham 3 months ago.
My symptoms are itching behind penis head under skin, no lesions, no bumps or anything excessive. Well this has been going on for well over six months now. It seems to get better when I don't eat certain foods. I've been on antibiotics before as the result of a bladder infection & was put on three different kinds of antibiotics & they are; Bactrim,Cipro & Zithromax. I have been checked for STI's & test were negative as well as the exam below, If their is an all natural treatmeant other than big pharma, I would sure love to hear it. Btw, I take probiotics everyday & usually eat natural plain white yogurt like once a week. As well as meds, I only take a One A Day men's multivitamin, iodine supplement (liquid kelp) & Omega Red daily. If anybody has some answers, please get back to me ASAP. Answered by Maragret Dobosh 3 months ago.
Penis yeast infection is found on the skin on the outside of a man's penis. Yeast needs warmth and moisture to survive on the skin. Yeast infection can get into the urethra and cause problems. There can be discharge from the penis and often it itches on the inside and is extremely uncomfortable. Men may get a penile yeast infection from sex with a woman that has a vaginal yeast infection; from oral sex from a person with thrush, or from anal sex with an infected individual. Diabetes and antibiotics can play a role as well. Antibiotics should never be used to treat this. After some time the skin will harden with this infection. This hardened skin will crack when the male gets an erection and is extremely painful. Treatments: Prescription Drugs These drugs prescribed by physicians for yeast infection in men do often not actually cure the yeast infection. They deal mainly with the symptoms and make them disappear temporarily. Here are some of the prescription drugs that the physician might prescribe you.. Diflucan (Fluconazole) Nizoral (Ketaconazole) Over-the-Counter Treatments Creams developed for women may be equally effective for men. Gyne-Lotrimin or Mycelex (clotrimazole) Gynezol or Femstat (butoconazole) Monistat (miconazole nitrate) Monistat-3, Monistat-7 Vagistat-1 (tioconazole) As usual, these creams only treat the symptoms and one has to be patient and persistent to eradicate the infection. The yeast infection will often recur. Here are the drugs you can get at your local pharmacy without needing a prescription: Gentian Violet (1% Solution) This purple solution has been touted to be one of the better solutions to treat the yeast infection. Lotrimin Answered by Hayley Doore 3 months ago.
You should take proper checkup Answered by Annabel Shedden 3 months ago.