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...
Generic Name: PHENAZOPYRIDINE - ORAL Pronounced: (fen-ay-zoe-PIR-i-deen) Urinary Pain Relief Oral Uses
This medication is used to relieve symptoms caused by
irritation of the urinary tract such as pain, burning, and the feeling of
needing to urinate urgently or frequently. This drug does not treat the cause
of the urinary irritation, but it can help relieve the symptoms while other
treatments take effect. Phenazopyridine is a dye that works as a painkiller to
soothe the lining of the urinary tract.
How To Use Urinary Pain Relief Oral
Take this medication by mouth, usually 3 times daily after
meals or as directed by your doctor. If you are taking this medication along
with antibiotics for symptoms related to a urinary tract infection, or are
self-treating, do not take it for more than 2 days without talking to your
Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to
Inform your doctor if your condition per...
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