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Vaginal Yeast Infections


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Comment from: justme, Female (Patient) Published: September 10

Try Miconazole. It's a brand of Monistat. It's the best. I use the three-day and on the third day, I am so happy it's gone. I was told by a pharmacist to use it the first time. It was embarrassing for me to ask her, but she was so helpful and even told me of her own experiences, which made me feel more comfortable. Now, when I'm in the aisle, and I see someone looking through boxes, I tell them to get Miconazole!

Comment from: 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: September 10

I have had 2 yeast infections in my life so far and both have responded incredibly well to medication. With the first one, I used Monistat, and it worked like a charm. With my most recent one, I used Miconazole, and it also responded well. I find that wearing loose, soft clothing decreases the amount of discomfort. Sleeping in the nude even helps; it "airs it out," so to speak.

Comment from: Jamie S., 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: May 23

Thank you so much for this valuable information. It is people like you that really make a difference in the lives of people with yeast infection. I suffered for 12 years from yeast infection and nothing I tried worked. Drugs, nutrition, all types of doctors, you name it; the suffering never really went away. Fortunately, I found out about a natural way that finally got rid of my yeast infection for good.

Comment from: SydneyK, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 13

I have fought yeast for years. Pine cone extract along with a low sugar, low carb diet has worked for me.

Comment from: sophie, 7-12 Female (Patient) Published: March 10

I have a 9yr old daughter with severe yeast infection. Redness, itching, and she even gets blisters filled with blood. I don't know if this is from itching and these blood filled blisters form or what it is from. She has been using medication for a good week now and it is getting better, but blisters are still forming on and off at times.

Comment from: ritamae, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 01

I was plagued with yeast infections all my life. Finally I found a gyno who would listen to me. He put me on a pill and tioconazole. I just recently got one after 5 years on this regime.

Comment from: (Patient) Published: January 14

I have had recurring yeast infections for the past six months that cause my vulva to swell. I have been using boric acid, and I stopped the fluconazole. I'm so frustrated with these yeast infections. I'm going to the doctor tomorrow to see what he says. I just don't know what else to do or what keeps causing them.

Comment from: mamita, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 15

I have had yeast infections for more than 20 years. I found that when I am stressed or take baths, this would trigger the infection. My symptoms would be itching, burning, irritation, and heavy white, creamy discharge. It was suggested to me by a friend to take showers because her doctor told her this was her problem. I tried and it worked; my yeast infections became less frequent. I use the Monistat 7 Day treatment, and it works for me.

Comment from: Crystal, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: December 01

I have struggled with yeast infections since I was a child. I have always been told my “ph balance” is the cause. Terazol cream (prescription) is the only medication that brings me relief. However, there are times that it doesn't seem to fully rid me of an infection. A few years ago, a doctor took the time to explain the relationship between my diet and yeast growth. Sugar feeds yeast. The less sugar (including carbohydrates) you consume, the less food for the yeast, and the faster your body will recover. Avoid sodas, fruit juices, candy, pastries, etc., and see if you don't see a huge difference.

Comment from: Bonita, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: December 01

I had reoccurring yeast infections for years and didn't know why or what to do. I used to purchase a product called Summer's Eve Feminine Wash, which I would use during my periods to clean that area. Anyway, one day I ran out of the wash, and I didn't bother to buy more. Since then, I have not had another yeast infection. My advice would be to stop using douches.

Comment from: VetTech659, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 28

I am 31 and just now experiencing my first yeast infection. I had no previous experience with any feminine issues, so this occurance took me by surprise. My symptoms started out as a vague soreness specific to the vaginal opening. Days later it progressed into severe inflammation of the labia majora,accompanied by redness. The discharge was unlike what I had read about in previous years. Mine was not thick, like cottage cheese. It was thin, white, pasty with a yeast-like odor (mild). Within a few days, the itching started and got so bad that I was inflamed everywhere, and a light staining of blood appeared on my underwear. It did not burn when I urinated, however, itching and discomfort followed urination 100% of the time. It lasted more than 1 week. I hope this information helps younger adults, like myself, who are just now experiencing our first yeast infections.

Comment from: angzw, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 23

The only way that helps get rid of a recurring infection is to get your sexual partner treated as well. If not then he keeps reinfecting you.

Comment from: Ms. K, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: August 19

I have yeast infections regularly. I have used acidophilus, AZO yeast, and AZO cranberry.

Published: June 06

The only thing that I have found that can prevent yeast infections is taking Acidophilus on a daily basis. Also, I have noticed that I have a lot fewer yeast infections since I reduced the amount of sugar in my diet.

Published: June 03

Yogurt has worked well for me.

Comment from: angzw, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 23

I suspect in my case that the recurring infections I have are partly to do with a little flap of excess skin on my perineum because of childbirth. Using lubrication before intercourse also seems to help reduce the number of infections I get.

Comment from: ruth767, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 15

I have had frequent yeast infections for 12+ years ranging from itchy, irritating, to so raw and bleeding. Recently I ate a clove of garlic and it was gone the next day. I couldn't believe it! Garlic is natural and safe and kills bad bacteria! Try it, it really worked. To kill the garlic smell, eat fresh parsley.

Comment from: crystal, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: October 15

I just had an operation on appendicitis, and I think it's getting well, but I just had a little concern regarding to the way I feel right now. Every time I move or walk I feel dizzy and before I had an operation my doctor asked me if I have any vaginal discharge, but I said I don't have any even though I have yeast infection I lied about it can somebody please help me.

Comment from: Lisa, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 16

When I had a yeast infection, I immediately purchased the 1-day insert. I was in so much pain about 15 minutes afterwards and all through the next day. I called an advice nurse and she told me that it is best to use the 7 day treatment because in the 1 day treatment you are getting a huge amount of medicine and sometimes in women it is way too powerful to handle in a one shot treatment. I wish I would have known that sooner.


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