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Pharmacology

What is Yeast-gard?

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  • AStacy Wiegman, PharmD, Pharmacy, answered
    Yeast-gard often is classified as a topical anesthetic because it helps to soothe some of the topical symptoms of a yeast infection. However, certain types of Yeast-gard also help to protect against and cure yeast infections. Yeast-gard works by providing homeopathic relief to the vaginal area. Yeast-gard is available in a variety of different forms, including douche, suppositories, gels, washes and capsules.

  • AShelley Giebel, Obstetrics & Gynecology, answered on behalf of MDLIVE

    Yeast-gard can numb the symptoms of a yeast infection, but are unlikely to definitely cure it.  Some yeast-gard products contain probiotics, or healthy bacteria.  However, once a yeast infection has taken hold, it cannot be displaced by adding bacteria.  The yeast infection must be treated with anti-fungal agents, such as diflucan or fluconazole, first before probiotics can help.

    Avoid yeast-gard douching products as they flush out healthy bacteria as well as the yeast.  The yeast infection is likely to return again in spite of your efforts.

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