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Suggest treatment for vaginal yeast infection

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Posted on Sat, 30 May 2015
Question: Hi, i had a Vaginal yeast for almost a week, and causes itchy on the labia and spread thru the surroundings, i had an extreme itchy and getting my vaginal surrounding rushes. What is the best way to cure this kind of thing? Thank you for answering my problem.
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (21 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
there are other topical antifungals

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Yeast is a type of fungal infection and you would need to use either an oral or topical antifungal for improvement.

The monistat is an antifungal but if there was no improvement with use of this anti fungal then you may need to try an alternative or see your doctor for oral medication (fluconazole/diflucan which is only one dose).

Other topical treatments that may be available over the counter are:
(1) clotrimazole (also known as gyne-lotrimin- there is a 3 and 7 day version)

(2)tioconazole (vagistat)

(3)butoconazole (gyna zole)

(4)terconazole (terazol- also have 3 and 7 day options)

You should consider choosing one of these or the oral medication
I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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Brief Answer: there are other topical antifungals Detailed Answer: HI, thanks for using healthcare magic Yeast is a type of fungal infection and you would need to use either an oral or topical antifungal for improvement. The monistat is an antifungal but if there was no improvement with use of this anti fungal then you may need to try an alternative or see your doctor for oral medication (fluconazole/diflucan which is only one dose). Other topical treatments that may be available over the counter are: (1) clotrimazole (also known as gyne-lotrimin- there is a 3 and 7 day version) (2)tioconazole (vagistat) (3)butoconazole (gyna zole) (4)terconazole (terazol- also have 3 and 7 day options) You should consider choosing one of these or the oral medication I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions