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Downyup

I have a revulsion to anything touching my vagina, but got a yeast infection and the store only had inserts.  Is there a cream or something I can use instead?

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CBC

How do you expect to apply the cream if you can't touch that part of yourself? I mean, there's cream that comes with an applicator tube, but it's not like it inserts itself.

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Nine of Spades

Actually, if you pay a visit to your doctor, you should be able to get a prescription for fluconazole. It's taken by mouth, it's cheap, and it works pretty well for yeast infections. I think you might be able to get a prescription at a walk-in clinic since vaginal yeast infections are very common. 

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FaesariPrincess

Go to your local OBGYN and they can give you the right stuff. Explain your repulsion to them and they can help you work around that. Your doctors WANT TO KNOW these things so they can best accomodate their patients. If you have crappy and/or no insurance, go to your local health department and explain that you're having "womens health issues" and they'll point you to the right doctors. If you have no insurance, ask about sliding scale. It's a payment plan not often openly advertised at doctor's offices. Also, ask the doctor's office if they're willing to do a payment plan. Most clinics are more than happy to set up some kind of payment plan. 

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CBC
2 minutes ago, Nine of Spades said:

Actually, if you pay a visit to your doctor, you should be able to get a prescription for fluconazole.

Ohhhh duh yeah, I forgot about that. You don't need a prescription here, though. You can get pills -- it's a single 150 mg dose of fluconazole -- that are meant for vaginal yeast infections and work systemically rather than locally. Fluconazole is a general antifungal.

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Nowhere Girl

Btw, how do such "inserts" look like? Because I suspect that some women could find themselves unable to "insert" them... Something in liquid form, or something taken orally, would be more "democratic".

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CBC
4 minutes ago, Nowhere Girl said:

Something in liquid form, or something taken orally, would be more "democratic".

How are you using the word 'democratic'...?

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Skycaptain

Maybe at this moment just answering the question the OP has raised is sufficient. We don't want them to miss the very useful suggestion that, subject to contra-indicators, Fluconazole taken orally could provide a solution, hidden in extraneous debate 

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Downyup
2 hours ago, Nine of Spades said:

Actually, if you pay a visit to your doctor, you should be able to get a prescription for fluconazole. It's taken by mouth, it's cheap, and it works pretty well for yeast infections. I think you might be able to get a prescription at a walk-in clinic since vaginal yeast infections are very common. 

Thank I will do that

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Nowhere Girl
2 hours ago, CBC said:

How are you using the word 'democratic'...?

In the figurative meaning "(closer to) for everyone".

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ryn2

If you are taking the antibiotic erythromycin you should not take fluconazole.  Just mentioning that because antibiotics are a common indirect cause for yeast infections.

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