If you suspect a yeast infection, what action do you take?

If you suspect a yeast infection, what action do you take?

Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
The downside of female reproductive organs: the yeast infection.

If you show symptoms: itching, burning, soreness, pain during intercourse, pain during urination, or vaginal discharge, what is the first thing you do?

How many symptoms must you have before you consider taking action?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
ONE symptom and I...
- Kira - , *Camoprincess* , Woman China , Zombirella , sweetpea12
5
TWO symptoms and I...
Nora29714 , PolyLove , Lickable Lollie , P'Gell , DeliciousSurprise , xOhxSoxScandalousx , Kayla , padmeamidala , humblepie , darthkitt3n
10
THREE OR MORE symptoms, and I...
...
... immediately book an appointment with my GYN.
Zombirella
1
... go straight to the pharmacy to buy OTC medication.
Nora29714 , PolyLove , Lickable Lollie , P'Gell , DeliciousSurprise , - Kira - , Kayla , *Camoprincess* , padmeamidala , Rossie , humblepie , Zombirella , sweetpea12
13
... go straight to the supermarket to buy yogurt with live, active acidophilus.
- Kira - , Rossie
2
... do {other} (see comment below)
BBW Talks Toys , P'Gell , DeliciousSurprise , Stinkytofu10 , Woman China , darthkitt3n
6
Total votes: 37 (18 voters)
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If I notice the itching/burning, I will immediately up my acidophilus intake (via yogurt or tablets) and get some cream to relieve the symptoms. If I continue to get symptoms, I will buy the over the counter stuff. If it continues, then it's doctor time.
05/25/2012
Nora29714 Nora29714
I wear a tampon cause it keeps everything dry. and its usually gone with in the day
05/25/2012
PolyLove PolyLove
Two symptoms or more and I'm running for monistat 7. Thankfully I only get maybe one a year. Unfortunately I'm more prone to UTI's. To me yeast infections are easier to treat!
05/25/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
I take FemStat (generic Butoconazole or Vagistat (generic tioconazole) , some acidophilus enteric coated caplets and avoid sex for like, a day....

I don't count symptoms. I've had so many yeast infections I just know and run to the store for Butoconazole ot ticonazole. These two don't burn like Monistat regular or Clotrimzole does and work well.

If I get the chance, I ask my GYN for a scrip for fluconazole (Diflucan) for 3 days. It's like the water of Lourdes for yeast infections.

Yogurt isn't a huge help, your stomach acid kills nearly all the good bacteria (probiotics) as dairy products and most foods become very acidic in the stomach. If you take an enteric coated Probiotic, the good bacterium will be absorbed in your small intestine, where they do the most good. The capsules are enteric coated so the don't open until they get into your small intestine, while yogurt usually is dead by the it gets where its bacteria would do good.

Dairy is also terrible for you, in any form, when you are fighting yeast. There is nothing magic about yogurt. It's just clotted milk. Your body usually reaps little good from the probiotics in it, if they even survive storage, being eaten, time and temperature changes.
05/25/2012
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
Once I suspect a yeasty beastie I begin taking homeopathic remedies, and if nothing else, I'll take OTC medication, and/or go to to the doctor for a prescription.
05/25/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
I get so many yeast infections I can usually tell from one symptom now. I used to use OTC cream, but have started trying yogurt as a first shot. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. If it doesn't, I go OTC.
05/25/2012
xOhxSoxScandalousx xOhxSoxScandalousx
When I got pregnant with my daughter I got a yeast infection(yeast infections are very common in pregnancies)for the first time that bothered the hell out of me. I went to the doc and they gave me a tube of this really great ointment to soothe and get rid of it. About 4 days later it was gone! I made sure to get a refill(although I did not need it yet) of that cream for future purposes. Now if I get rashy downstairs I just use that ointment and within 2 days it's gone. I love it!
05/25/2012
Kayla Kayla
I'm pretty familiar with the symptoms, so I'll just go straight to the pharmacy and get the medicine to get rid of it. If the medicine wouldn't cure it (never had that issue), I think it'd be time for a good appointment with the gyno then.
05/25/2012
Rossie Rossie
Oops, I shouldn't click the yogurt solution.

Touch wood, I've never had a problem with that. I drink Ocean Spray 100% cranberry juice and take Acidophilus pills every day, I assume that helps.
05/25/2012
Woman China Woman China
I rarely get full blown yeast infections but I nip problems in the butt-or vagina as this case may be- as soon as I noticed anything "out of place".

Preventative measures:
-I had to change up my lube as I noticed it was causing a stranger than usual scent (from System Jo H2 flavoured to Toy Fluid and I have begun to notice some issues so that is going and being replaced by a Squalid line which is going to be hard for reapplication constantly).
-ONLY use Dove original body soap (liquid) anywhere near my vagina for shaving purposes (the only product I have found that has no lasting effects)
-Practically eliminated milk products from my diet (the rare time I do have milk items only causes a day or so of issues)

As soon as I notice anything out of the usual, I think about what is different, did I wear a pair of non-cotton knickers? Pants too tight? When am I expecting my period? Have I had too much sugar? Did I use a more man-made panty liner or pad? Have I been on any medication?

And thankfully, I have had two yeast infections this year one was because of a wickedly strong antibiotic I had to take for a chest infection, and the other because of Lelo's Isla. It's been years since my last one. And I plan to make it years before my next one as well!!!!
05/25/2012
solitudinarian solitudinarian
If it's the first time you've had one, see your gyno. I've had one before so I'd probably just go to the chemist.
05/25/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
I get the pill from the doctor and an over the counter cream to get immediate relief. I'm one of the unfortunate people that is prone to getting them. I've never tried yogurt because I'm skeptical about that.
05/26/2012
darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
I would probably go get a yeast infection test kit first to see if I actually have one. If that came out positive, I'd probably go to the doctor.
05/26/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by darthkitt3n
I would probably go get a yeast infection test kit first to see if I actually have one. If that came out positive, I'd probably go to the doctor.
Dkitten, those kits are highly inaccurate. Yeast is hard to culture and, I'm pretty sure those kits simply test your Ph. If you know it's yeast, tioconazole or Butoconazole (brand names Vagistat and FemStat, NOT "Vagisil.") is your best bet.

If you've never had one before, a trip the the GYN is in order. The tests they use are more efficacious than the store bought tests.

If you've never had one, lucky you! Some women rarely get them, some of us get them all the time.
05/26/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
Dkitten, those kits are highly inaccurate. Yeast is hard to culture and, I'm pretty sure those kits simply test your Ph. If you know it's yeast, tioconazole or Butoconazole (brand names Vagistat and FemStat, NOT "Vagisil.") is your ...
I'm never sure of my self-diagnosis, so I tried one of these kits the last time something was amiss... IT WAS A COMPLETE WASTE OF MONEY. They give you a color chart to determine what the problem is, however the color of the actual test stick (after use) is so far off anything on the printed card that unless you're at the extreme end of either side of the chart, it's no more accurate than guessing.
05/26/2012
sweetpea12 sweetpea12
Quote:
Originally posted by Petite Valentine
The downside of female reproductive organs: the yeast infection.

If you show symptoms: itching, burning, soreness, pain during intercourse, pain during urination, or vaginal discharge, what is the first thing you do?

How many symptoms ...
I go straight to the Walgreens and get some medication
05/26/2012
Total posts: 17
Unique posters: 15