Allergic/Bad Reactions to OTC Yeast Infection Meds?

Allergic/Bad Reactions to OTC Yeast Infection Meds?

ToyGurl ToyGurl
I recently "came down" with a yeast infection due to my everyday medication that I have to take. Being such a child, I call up my mother asking what to do. I've only had a yeast infection once before, and I was just a girl. So I buy the OTC Miconazole, and what happens?

It burns my vagina! Literally burns off the top layer of skin! I'm blistered up and down from using it, red all over, and burning/itching constantly! Has anyone else ever had this happen? It's horrible!
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Yes I have had this happen
5
My wife or girlfriend has had this happen
Someone I know has had this happen
1
I use OTC Yeast Infection creams with no problem at all
11
I don't use medication for my yeast infections
4
Total votes: 21 (19 voters)
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05/24/2011
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CuteDee CuteDee
WOW!! How awful for you! Ive only had two yeast infections in my life and the first one I used some OTC stuff. It was okay but soooo messy!! YUK! So the next time I got one, I asked my doc to prescribe Diflucan and it cleared up right away. Good luck and feel better!!
05/24/2011
Miss Morphine Miss Morphine
I usually use the rx diflucan. I've used the creams without icky side effects, but it's super messy.
05/24/2011
ToyGurl ToyGurl
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Originally posted by Miss Morphine
I usually use the rx diflucan. I've used the creams without icky side effects, but it's super messy.
Thanks for the comments. Is Diflucan a pill?
05/24/2011
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
Monistat did the *exact* same thing to me some years back, and it took ages for all of the sore spots inside to subside. I had one other infection a year or so after that (thanx to antibiotics), and used a natural herbal product that worked great. I'll never use the standard OTC crap again.
05/26/2011
K101 K101
I don't buy the OTC meds for it. I've had 2 yeast infections. 1 During a pregnancy and one a few months ago after using Veet. Well, 2 days ago I used Veet again & got severe burns on my crotch. It looks so ugly! Anyways, today I noticed that I had a tiny bit of discharge that looked like a light yeast infection! Here's what's totally cured mine, first though if you want specific details on how to use or other, easier ways just message me & I'll be glad to give you the "recipe" and instructions.

Get PURE tea tree oil. You will need to make sure it's 100% tea tree oil. You can pick it up for $8 at an herb store or $10 at CVS. Probably a few $ cheaper at wal mart. The little bottle will last you years. I just ran out of mine that I've had for 8 - 9 years! I was actually picking more up at CVS today incase it is a yeast infection!

Ok, then you'll need one tsp of the tea tree oil (or really as much as you'd like.) I use 8 drops of the tea tree oil.

One tsp of peroxide or less if you prefer. I use 2 cap fulls!

Most people like to dilute with less than half a glass of water. I have used it with no water because I wanted to make sure it cleared asap.

You will also need 4-5 table spoons of salt or sea salt. Both work great.

Mix them all together. You can warm the water a tiny bit so the salt dissolves.
Then lay flat on your bed (make sure there's a thick towel under you!) or in the tub. I lay flat on my back in the tub & had to use a straw because the medicine dropper grew legs and left! Then I "sucked" the mixture inside. Yes, inside. The dropper is much easier.

I repeated the process over and over for a good 20 minutes. I also push or "suck" water from the tub inside and then push out with force to make sure the yeast is actually getting out. I repeat that until the water is totally clear. You may see lots of white chunks depending on the severity of the infection. When I did this, mine was gone immediately. I experienced no symptoms at all for the rest of the night and to be safe, I repeated the process in the morning to flush any excess out.

I don't ever have any burning or irritation from the salt. You may if you have broken skin. I have written on my blog several ways to fix yeast infections when you can't get to the store or when it doesn't work.

I've only used the OTC meds which was a messy monistat once. The tea tree oil mixture worked twice as fast with no mess. I hope this helps.

You can also try putting a garlic clove inside and leave overnight. I prefer the tea tree oil mix because it actually cleans and kills the yeast right then and there and you're able to clean it out of you. The garlic may take longer, but it's effective. Garlic kills yeast. Also, if you get them regularly you may want to think about taking aloe vera pills. it's great for that & everything! I've been taking it (has to be from the whole leaf! be sure the company can provide proof. Natures Factory is the only one I know for sure is legit.) anyways, it is truly amazing! It helps any and all health issues and prevents ALL disease. Look into it.

Hope this was helpful and if you have questions, I'd be very happy to help. Just message me.

-Kendra
05/26/2011
ToyGurl ToyGurl
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Originally posted by K101
I don't buy the OTC meds for it. I've had 2 yeast infections. 1 During a pregnancy and one a few months ago after using Veet. Well, 2 days ago I used Veet again & got severe burns on my crotch. It looks so ugly! Anyways, today I noticed ...
Thank you so much for the help. I am somewhat of a "tree hugger" (no offense whatsoever to anyone who loves nature, I also love nature). My friends make fun of me because I have an entire collection of essential oils. I probably spend half of my paychecks on them.

I seem to just neglect my vagina when it comes to the oils. That's the only place i don't use them. I always run right to the doctor. Maybe it's because I work at a women's hospital, who knows.

My mother was telling me to do the exact same things, but i took another route. I used unflavored, unsweetened, probiotic yogurt. (organic is best). Put some on a tampon, insert it for a few hours, and even lather down the areas that got burned for extra relief. Worked very well, and I healed almost within two days.

My vagina is sensitive. More sensitive than my mouth. I used to get burns from oral medications all the time. So I don't know what the hell I was thinking putting any sort of cream in my vagina. I feel ridiculous.

I love your advice though. I've written all of it down in my little book (ironically, has a kid hugging a tree on the cover... go figure). The garlic sounds the most promising. Garlic has always been a very powerful food. My uncle used to eat them like candy, and he was the healthiest man I know until he died a few years back from an accident. He had perfect skin, perfect eyesight, and never, I mean NEVER got sick. No exaggeration.
05/26/2011
ToyGurl ToyGurl
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Originally posted by Alan & Michele
Monistat did the *exact* same thing to me some years back, and it took ages for all of the sore spots inside to subside. I had one other infection a year or so after that (thanx to antibiotics), and used a natural herbal product that worked great. ...
I cannot believe it! I feel your pain! It was going on 3 days before I decided that I had to find a way to heal the pain. As I mentioned below, the organic yogurt worked very well. Healed up all of the sore spots, and the yeast infection is literally gone. Saw the ob/gyn at the center today and he said I look great. however, I have to change my diet for the next two weeks. I don't really want to take a pill. i'm on enough medication for other issues. he said to avoid sugars and breads. seems to be the big problem for me.

But honestly, the yogurt was like a godsend. and it felt so natural, just like a lotion. washed off very clean, and left no smell. actually, i feel that i've smelt more pure since i've used it. i didn't have much of a smell before, but my fiance was taking off my panties (so sexy, right?) and he said that i smelled like a cross between a candy and a flower! it made me blush

an old woman at the center had been telling me about the yogurt for the last year, but it sounded so... gross. surprisingly, it was most definitely the opposite. and the ob/gyn at the center said it was actually in his handbook, so it's totally safe.
05/26/2011
K101 K101
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Originally posted by ToyGurl
Thank you so much for the help. I am somewhat of a "tree hugger" (no offense whatsoever to anyone who loves nature, I also love nature). My friends make fun of me because I have an entire collection of essential oils. I probably spend half ...
LOL @ the book with a kid hugging a tree. Ha Ha. I have heard of the yogurt! Don't know why I haven't thought of using it for the burns. I thankfully have been taking the aloe for nearly a month and it has helped tremedously in the healing! Aw sorry to hear about your uncle, but wow that's good to hear how healthy he was! Maybe I should start eating more garlic. Lol I can't stand it much. I'll have to start adding it in my food! I will also try the yogurt to help the burns. It looks terrible, but better than what it did. I could actually see the skin just rotting away it seemed. It it scabbing over and looking like a terrible disease now. Lol. Some scabs came off & are very pink. I'm hoping there's no scarring!

Well, I hope those tips helped. The tea tree oil has come in handy majorly for me. I use it on everything, even my hair! (helps dandruff. lol)

Thanks for the yogurt tips!
05/26/2011
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyGurl
I cannot believe it! I feel your pain! It was going on 3 days before I decided that I had to find a way to heal the pain. As I mentioned below, the organic yogurt worked very well. Healed up all of the sore spots, and the yeast infection is literally ...
I've heard of yogurt working for a lot of people, but what I used was an actual capsule from the health food store that they market specifically for yeast infections. I *think* it was called "Yeastaway" but it's been awhile...


I do want to add a couple of warnings for anyone else who might be reading this, because I've gained a lot of experience with natural remedies for a variety of issues, some of it the hard way . First off, while garlic is often used to treat yeast and other ailments, be very careful with it. Wrapping a clove in gauze and inserting it is a valid method, but like I said, be careful! Garlic is a strong blood thinner (Alan has used a regulated dose to control his blood pressure for years instead of prescriptions), and if you insert a raw clove like that it can make some people feel dizzy and sick rather quickly. It doesn't matter if you can eat garlic either, it can still happen because it's bypassing the digestive enzymes. So, if you're going that route, make sure you pay attention to how you're feeling for 15 or 20 minutes afterward instead of going directly to bed that first time. Chances are, nothing will happen, but if it does then you will be awake enough to remove it (and you'll start feeling better after you remove it).

My other warning is about tea tree oil. That stuff is absolutely awesome for any kind of fungal infection at all (including athlete's foot), amongst other things, but it can burn. Not as in damaging third degree burns or anything, but if it starts to sting don't panic. Just dilute it with some water and try again.
05/26/2011
ss143 ss143
I have used the creams in the past and then about 2 years ago I came down with a YI and got what I always got. OMFG it burned so bad I was literally jumping up and down all over the house crying because of the pain. I spent an hour in the shower trying to get it off and out of me. I don't know what caused my body to react to it so bad when previously I had no problems but I do know I am not doing that again.
05/27/2011
CAKES CAKES
I've never had this happen. You should probably see your gyno to make sure that is is a yeast infection. Also, you can take an OTC pill that has the same probiotic found in yogurt. The main ingredient (bacteria) is called Lactobacillus Acidopholous. It really does help!
05/27/2011
ToyGurl ToyGurl
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Originally posted by CAKES
I've never had this happen. You should probably see your gyno to make sure that is is a yeast infection. Also, you can take an OTC pill that has the same probiotic found in yogurt. The main ingredient (bacteria) is called Lactobacillus ...
I just saw him yesterday actually, and he said that it is a yeast infection, and surprisingly enough, OTC yeast infection meds cause these reactions quite alot. I forgot what the reason for it was, but he basically told me that women should never try to treat their own yeast infections with OTC products. Thank God I talked to him. He gave me Diflucan and a pill that took all the burning/itching away by the end of the night.
05/28/2011
ToyGurl ToyGurl
Quote:
Originally posted by K101
LOL @ the book with a kid hugging a tree. Ha Ha. I have heard of the yogurt! Don't know why I haven't thought of using it for the burns. I thankfully have been taking the aloe for nearly a month and it has helped tremedously in the healing! ...
I forgot to say (i might have said it, I should scroll up to check but oh well) that actually eating more garlic will help by itself. Even my doctor told me this yesterday. A clove a day will greatly improve it. I saw my actual, REAL/OFFICAL Ob/Gyn yesterday morning and he said that garlic and yogurt will be my best friends.

I was actually scared that I had an STD of some sort, so I had gone into see him. Thankfully, I don't. But your diet is just a huge part of yeast. Good luck! Yogurt will definitely help you. Also great for skin yeast infections.
05/28/2011
ToyGurl ToyGurl
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Originally posted by ss143
I have used the creams in the past and then about 2 years ago I came down with a YI and got what I always got. OMFG it burned so bad I was literally jumping up and down all over the house crying because of the pain. I spent an hour in the shower ...
Like I told the others, I saw my ob/gyn and he said that women should really never do the OTC stuff unless they see their doctors first. There's a few different creams for vaginal yeast infections and OTC creams are the worst as far as allergic reactions. He gave me a cream that seems really similar to a cortisone type cream (it says cortisone/cortisol/etc . somewhere in the name). Much better, and it helped a lot. Also, the diflucan worked wonders. I hate taking meds but I mustered up the strength to go see my doctor.
05/28/2011
Miss Anonymous Miss Anonymous
I've only used the cream when having this problem. I normally go to the doctor and get the yeast pill and buy the over the counter cream to help with the iching.
05/31/2011
Miss Morphine Miss Morphine
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Originally posted by ToyGurl
Thanks for the comments. Is Diflucan a pill?
Yes it's a pill. A doctor will usually give you 2 single pill doses (they're individually packaged) to take on the 3rd day and the last day of antibiotics or immediately upon diagnosis of yeast infection and a few days later.
05/31/2011
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