(Closed) Yeast Infection :(

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

Azo makes yeast infection products.  You can get the pills at any drug store.  They relieve all of the symptoms.  I can’t live without those little pills.  They only relieve the symptoms, not the underlying infection, but if you’re on the anti-fungal pill from the doc, then you should be fine.  I would very highly recommend you pick it up.  http://www.azoproducts.com/products/azo_yeast

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

i bought monistad, the treatment look like a pill you put down there with the applicator. i like it better than any other thing. i also use the anti itch cream of monistad and it help wonders. im sorry you are going through this i know is very uncomfortable but dont worry it doesnt last long.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

You don’t need monistat if you took the anti-fungal pill from the doc. They do the same thing.  I actually think the pill works better and faster (and it’s less messy) than Monistat.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@bostonbee thanks for refuting my comment. i just gave my opinion and what i have use. but i just guess you know more… 🙂

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

I wasn’t refuting your comment.  If you use Monistat then you dont take the pill and if you use the pill, you don’t take Monistat.  Both do the same thing, but you only need one.  That’s all I was saying.  I just didn’t want the OP to rush out and buy something that wasn’t necessary since she’s already getting treatment.  Sorry for the misunderstanding.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

There are multiple Monistat products.  You don’t need the one that gets rid of the yeast infection (because the pill you’ve been prescribed will do that) but they also make a separate cream that just works to kill the itch, while you wait for the yeast infection to go away.  You could look for that.

Post # 11
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Helper bee

If you can’t find it packaged separately, it usually comes packaged with the anti-fungal treatment, so you could buy the complete package and just use the “external cream” or whatever it’s technicallly called. 

Here’s a link to it at the walgreens site so you know what it looks like: http://www.walgreens.com/store/catalog/Tests-and-Treatments/Soothing-Care-Maximum-Strength-Itch-Relief-Cream/ID=prod1313723&navCount=1&navAction=push-product?V=G&ec=frgl_&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=sku1313713

Also, it seems like the active ingredient is hydrocortisone so I guess you could substitute any hydrocortisone cream.

Hope this helps – I used to get yeast infections regularly when I was on antibiotics and they can really suck.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

If you are on antibiotics in the future, try eating yogurt with them.  It can help reduce the chance of yeast infections. 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I get (unfortunately!) chronic yeast infections and have since being put on Bactrim (an antibiotic) years ago for a UTI. Here is what I do or have done in the past that helps me:

1. First and foremost, call your doc and have them prescribe Diflucan(flucanozole). They often give you two doses which you take separately, just in case any yeast gets away from the first pill.

Yes, you can use monistat but I find it is messy and takes too long for my liking…even the one dose applicators. I DO however recommend the monistat topical cream that comes with it. Like a former poster noted, I haven’t been able to find it over the counter separate from the entire pack so you might have to just get a monistat package with it in it. It is wonderful for helping with external vulvar itching in the meantime and any other immediate symptoms. 

2. If in a week or so you haven’t noticed your symptoms clearing, call your doc back and tell them. They usually then prescribe me a different antifungal that covers atypical strains of the fungus that causes yeast infections. If this also doesn’t clear it up, call again and they can yet again give one more different type of antifungal a try.

3. For maintenance in the meantime, I take acidophilus supplements that you can get at the natural food store. I find these have been a godsend in terms of limiting the number of infections I get. You can eat yogurt with probiotics in them too, but this has the same bacteria in much larger quantities. I’ve actually also noticed it doing wonderful things for my digestive system. It practically makes my lactose intolerance go away! It’s just a little expensive. 

4. And then of course, like the doc will tell you, make sure you wear cotton underwear and if you sweat a lot after working out or go swimming, don’t sit around with wet bottoms on too long or you’ll find yourself itching in a few days. Oh! And from now on whenever you are prescribed an antibiotic, tell the doctor that you get yeast infections with it and to also prescribe Diflucan or another antifungal at the same time. This way you can avoid getting one in the first place!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My doc claims that the pill Duflucan doesn’t work as well as the vaginal stuff. If it’s been 3 days with no relief, I’d call the doc back. You might need a different med.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Man, I used to have somewhat  chronic yeast infections, trust me, my heart goes out to you! Sometimes the best thing you can do for relief is to sit in a warm bath and don’t itch! I have used the Diflucan and Monistat, and they both worked for me. The anti itch cream is a lifesaver. I did spend a lot of time in the bathtub though… Good luck!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I know that this sounds strange but this helped me with the pain etc after taking Diflucan.  Sit in a luke warm shallow bath with a quarter cup of apple cider vinegar in the water.  Good luck! 

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