Today, treatments for yeast infections are available in your grocery store or pharmacy, over-the-counter. You don’t need to see a doctor in order to buy a treatment kit and use it. Because yeast infections are common, this helps millions of women. However, there are times when you should see a doctor before purchasing and using the medication.
What Are Vaginal Yeast Infections?
Yeast is a type of fungus. A yeast infection is caused when you have an overgrowth of the fungus called candida albicans in your vagina. Symptoms of a yeast infection include:
Redness, soreness and swelling of the vagina and vulva
Pain during sex or when urinating
Thick, white discharge that resembles cottage cheese
Rash on the vagina
You may have all of these symptoms or just a few. Symptoms can be mild or severe. Approximately three-fourths of women will have a yeast infection sometime in their life. Yeast infections are not STIs and are rarely transmitted during sex. Yeast infections can be uncomf...
Generic Name: NEOMYCIN/POLYMYXIN B/GRAMICIDIN D - OPHTHALMIC
SOLUTION Pronounced: (NEE-oh-MYE-sin/POL-ee-MIX-in/GRAM-i-SYE-din) Neosporin Opht Uses
This medication is used to treat eye infections. This
product contains 3 antibiotics that work together to stop the growth of
This medication treats only bacterial eye infections. It
will not work for other types of eye infections. Unnecessary use or overuse of
any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.
How To Use Neosporin Opht
To apply eye drops, wash your hands first. To avoid
contamination, do not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your eye or any
Do not wear contact lenses while you are using this
medicine. Sterilize contact lenses according to manufacturer's directions and
check with your doctor before using them.
Tilt your head back, look upward and pull down the lower
eyelid to make a pouch. Hold the dropper directly over your eye...
Conversations surrounding menopause are healthy and necessary. Conversations with doctors will direct a need to thinking about the health of the vagina as a woman enters menopause and conversations with girlfriends can provide an outlet to lament about painful sex and other unpleasant changes.
Vaginal dryness is a common change that happens to women as they grow older. It is caused by the loss of estrogen that women experience as they enter menopause.
Why Is Estrogen Important?
“Estrogen…helps keep vaginal tissue healthy by maintaining a normal vaginal lubrication, tissue elasticity and acidity,” the Mayo Clinic reports. “These factors create a natural defense against vaginal and urinary tract infections.” But the potential issues with vaginal health don’t end with dryness. “Over time, vaginal dryness can turn into vaginal atrophy, which means that the vaginal walls become pale, thin, narrow and lose elasticity,” Dr...
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