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/BACITRACIN/POLYMYXIN - TOPICAL Pronounced: (nee-oh-MY-sin/paw-lee-MIX-in/bass-eh-TRAY-sin) Neosporin Top Precautions
Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist
if you are allergic to neomycin, bacitracin, or polymyxin; or to aminoglycoside
antibiotics (e.g., gentamicin, tobramycin); or if you have any other allergies.
This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic
reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when
clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your
It is not known if the medications in this product pass
into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Neosporin Top Side Effects
This medication is usually well tolerated.
Rarely, use of this medication may result in other types
of skin infections (e.g., fungal or other bacterial infections). Conta...
Generic Name: MAGNESIUM SALICYLATE - ORAL Pronounced: (mag-NEE-zee-um sa-LIS-i-late) Backache Pain Relief Ex St Oral Precautions
Before taking magnesium salicylate, tell your doctor or
pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to aspirin or other NSAIDs (e.g.,
ibuprofen, naproxen, salsalate); or if you have any other allergies. This
product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or
other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
This medication should not be used if you have certain
medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or
pharmacist if you have:
severe kidney disease
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
aspirin-sensitive asthma (a history of worsening breathing
with runny/stuffy nose after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs)
poorly controlled diabetes
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