Is using yeast infection treatment supposed to itch?

November 2nd, 2013 by Emily

Question: Is using yeast infection treatment supposed to itch?
I believe I have a yeast infection, but when I used the over the counter cream it was VERY VERY VERY itchy and uncomfortable. Is this normal? I talked to my physician about it (over the phone) and he stated I probably have one because of the antibiotics I was on and the constant itching and wetness (i just had a baby). I am worried now that the itch is something else… anyway- main question is if it is normal to be like horrrrible itchy when the cream is applied.

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Answer by Phr3akerz
Go to the physician and get the pill, I’ve never used to cream but until it is absolutely cured it should itch.

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One Comment on “Is using yeast infection treatment supposed to itch?”

  1. eileen Pistou says:

    Actually, antibiotics often cause yeast infections. The reason you get a yeast infection after using antibiotics is because antibiotics kill all bacteria in the body, both the bacteria (the ones that you took antibiotics to get rid of) and the good bacteria (the ones that help your body fight off yeast infections). As a result the yeast is left to grow without any good bacteria to ward it off. Many people take OTC creams like monistat to treat the yeast infection, but often times that only temporarily fix the problem. More often than not you’ll just end up with a reoccuring yeast infection. The best way to stop it permanently is to re-establish your body’s balance of good bacteria and yeast.

    Personally I think the best approach is the natural way. Basically the reason you have a yeast infection is because there’s an imbalance in your body. A healthy person has a balance between the yeast in their body and the good bacteria in their body.

    Too much yeast, you have a yeast infection. Too much bacteria, you have a bacterial infection.

    So, when you have a yeast infection you essentially have too much yeast in your body. The natural way to treat it and bring back that balance is to starve the yeast and introduce more good bacteria into your body.

    Oh and BTW – That’s why you often get relief from using the over the counter meds temporarily, and then the yeast infection comes back. The creams aren’t changing the source of the problem. They are just killing the yeast they come in contact with, and not balancing the yeast/bacteria in your body and actually sometimes end up making things a lot worse.

    Oh BTW2 – That’s also why many times you’ll get a yeast infection after using antibiotics. Antibiotics kill all the bacteria in your body, the good and the bad. When that happens the balance between the yeast and good bacteria is off once again and you get a yeast infection.

    Things you can add to your diet (to help promote good bacteria) are live yogurt cultures (or take Acidophilus), plenty of water, fresh vegetables, lots of protein rich foods, whey protein, raw garlic, nuts, seeds, oils, millet, rice and oat brans.

    Things you should remove from your diet (to starve the yeast) are all sodas, sugars, fruit, fermented foods, foods containing white flour, alcohol (especially beer), antacids and any product that has yeast or mold.

    You can change your diet in conjunction with using the creams that you’ve been using and that will speed up the recovery significantly. But what I would also recommend is to use a homeopathic solution instead. I always feel if there’s a natural way to do something, then it’s best to avoid the chemicals. I would look for an natural product, that can be taken orally to promote re-growth of the good bacteria in your body.

    There are a few out there, I think they are probably all pretty good. One that I have used and was very effective for me was is yeastrol.

    If you’re interesting in finding out more I’ve added a link that has some more info.

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