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There are useful tips on how to treat a yeast infection. Home remedies can treat these infections, over the counter medication and prescription medication. Medications tend to take a week to treat the problem. However if the infection is a symptom of another problem like a weakened immune system then you may need different treatment.

The vast majority of yeast related problems can be treated with over the counter medication. Some of the most popular products include Monsitat-derm, Monistat Vaginal, Vagistat vaginal, Femstat, Femiole-7 and Gyne-Lotrimin. These products are used for vaginal yeast infections. They are actually antifungal agents and the active drug includes miconazole, tioconazole, butoconazole and clotrimazole. If these products do not clear up the infection in a week then you should visit your doctor.

For those that have a mouth infection, also called thrush, you should keep your mouth very clean and swish with nvstatin, an antifungal agent. If you wear dentures they should be cleaned whenever they are removed. Adults can also use toches or antifungal lozenges and polls to help take care of the mouth infection. However these products are not safe for babies.

If you have a yeast infected area on your skin then you can use creams and lotions. There are also prescription medications available. It is important to keep skin that has such an infection clean and dry, you should wear clothing that is well ventilated. If your baby has a diaper yeast infection then you should frequently change the diaper and use barrier cream.

If you have a yeast infection and the treatment is ineffective or your symptoms get worse then you need to visit a doctor. All symptoms that require a doctors visit include vaginal discharge that occurs for more then a week, recurring infections, bloody discharge, abdominal pain, fever and increased urination. The more sever the symptoms the greater risk you have of having amore serious problem like kidney infections.

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Source by Lewis Stonham