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I really hate to ask this question but I think i have to

I was on antibiotics for a sinus infection last week and now I think I got a yeast infection from the meds. It is sat so I can't call my doc. Does anyone know of anything safe their doctor recommended for this? I am going to the store soon so I thought I might ask before I go :) Thanks.

Oh yeah I am 13 weeks pregnant that is why i ask :)

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:10 PM on Jul. 2, 2011 in Health

Answers (11)
  • You can use the OTC meds. Wait are you pregnant? I don't know what you can use if pregnant. I did not have to deal with that during my pregnancies.
    pookiekins34

    Answer by pookiekins34 at 1:12 PM on Jul. 2, 2011

  • Any of the OTC meds will work and are fine if you are preggers
    Zakysmommy

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 1:12 PM on Jul. 2, 2011

  • I would certainly give him a call. He could have something called in for you. There is one pill you can take now to solve the yeast infection problem...or you could get some medication over the counter...but I prefer the once pill :)

    justalady774

    Answer by justalady774 at 1:13 PM on Jul. 2, 2011

  • Sorry didn't see you were preggers.....go with the monistat (sp?) or something

    justalady774

    Answer by justalady774 at 1:15 PM on Jul. 2, 2011

  • Probiotics might help. That's what they told me to use for my daughter to help prevent a yeast infection while she was on the antibiotics. It also helped when she started developing one. I'm sure probiotics would be fine when pregnant.
    anime_mom619

    Answer by anime_mom619 at 1:16 PM on Jul. 2, 2011

  • Buy the yeast infection screening kit first. No point in using crazy medications to treat the wrong thing!
    PartyGalAnne

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 1:22 PM on Jul. 2, 2011

  • talk to the person at the pharmacy when you go, they should be able to help
    dreamangel06

    Answer by dreamangel06 at 1:38 PM on Jul. 2, 2011

  • Your pharmacist can answer what's safe when you go there to get something. That's what they are there for. They have more drug training than doctors - both prescription and OTC.
    JSD24

    Answer by JSD24 at 1:38 PM on Jul. 2, 2011

  • When I had YIs while pregnant I was told to get the basic Monistat and just use it on the outside for the itch - NOT insert it into my vagina like the box says. It may be Saturday but you should be able to call, or even call L&D and have them call your doc, and get something done - it's not good to have a YI while pregnant, not to mention annoying on a holiday weekend!

    In the meantime - keep your crotch clean & dry, go without underwear as much as you can especially overnight, cotton underwear only. GL!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:08 PM on Jul. 2, 2011

  • Put a call into the ob/gyn that is on call for the weekend. Since you are pregnant, your doctor should be involved.
    BrendaW.

    Answer by BrendaW. at 3:16 PM on Jul. 2, 2011

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