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: 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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