Yeast Infections; Questions to Ask.
Review the following 'Questions To Ask' about yeast infections so you're prepared to discuss this important health issue with your health care professional.
* Is there a difference between the various over-the-counter treatments for yeast infections? Which one would you recommend?
* Am I a candidate for the one-dose, oral prescription medication Diflucan? (Be sure to tell your health care professional if you may be pregnant, are nursing, have any other health problems, or are taking any other medications.)
* Are the drugs used for treating yeast infections safe for pregnant women?
* Are the drugs used for treating yeast infections safe for nursing women?
* Does my male partner need to be treated? What if I have a female partner?
* Are different vaginal infections treated differently?
* How do I identify a yeast infection in the future?
* Do I need to refrain from sexual contact while I am being treated?
* How much douching is excessive?
* How do I avoid yeast infections in the future?
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Inflammation of the vagina. The chief symptom is a whitish or yellowish vaginal discharge. Treatment depends on the cause: appropriate drugs for sexually transmitted diseases (often from Gardnerella bacteria or trichomonads) or yeast infections; estrogen cream for Association. http://www.vaginalinfection.com/00f02.html. 1998. Accessed Jan. 2002.
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Editorial Staff of the National Women's Health Resource Center 2002/09/12 2005/03/17 Vaginal yeast infections, also called candida vaginal infections or candidiasis candidiasis (kăn'dĭdī`əsĭs), infection of the mucous membranes caused by the fungus Candida albicans. Other terms for candidiasis are yeast infection, moniliasis (after a former name of the fungal genus), and thrush, the , are common fungal infections that occur when there is overgrowth of the fungus called candida. Bacterial vaginosis,candida,Candidiasis,Fluconazole,Lactobacillus lactobacillus
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Of or relating to the vulva and the vagina. candidiasis,Yeast infections