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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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"Vaginitis due to vaginal infections." National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institute of Health. http://www.niaid.nih.gov/factsheets/stdvag.htm. 1998. Accessed March 2004. Accessed Jan. 2002.

"Vaginitis: commonly asked questions." Planned Parenthood Federation of America. http://www.plannedparenthood.org/WOMENSHEALTH/vaginitis.htm. 1998. Accessed Jan. 2002.

"Frequently Asked Questions About Vaginal Yeast Infections" McNeil-PPC, Inc. 2001. http://www.monistat.com/fyi.html#2. Accessed Jan. 2002.

"Adverse Reactions: Fluconazole" RxList 2002. http://www.rxlist.com/cgi/generic/flucon_ad.htm. Accessed Jan. 2002.

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, are common fungal infections that occur when there is overgrowth of the fungus called candida. Bacterial vaginosis,candida,Candidiasis,Fluconazole,Lactobacillus,Vaginal discharge,Vulvovaginal candidiasis,Yeast infections
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