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...
Abscess - Bartholin's; Infected Bartholin's gland
Soaking in warm water four times a day for several days usually provides some relief and causes the abscess to open and drain on its own. However, the opening is usually very small and closes quickly, before drainage is complete.
A small surgical cut can completely drain the abscess. This provides the greatest relief and the fastest recovery. The procedure can be done under local anesthesia in a doctor's office. A catheter (tube) may be used to continue to allow draining while the area heals.
Antibiotics may be prescribed, but they are not usually needed if the abscess is drained properly.
Women who have repeated abscesses may consider a procedure called marsupialization. The procedure involves surgically creating a small, permanent opening to help the gland drain. Women with large, persistent Bartholin's cysts may also have this procedure.
Your health care provider may reco...
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