If You Want to Feel Better as Fast as Possible with A Yeast Infection, Here Are A Few Options:
- Take an antihistamine such as Zyrtec, Calritin, or Allegra. It will reduce the inflammation and definitely helps you to feel better faster. A week is usually all that you need, but even one or two days might do it. Do not use Benadryl (diphenhydramine). It is not a great antihistamine.
- Use a topical, over-the-counter product for yeast, such as something with miconazole or clotrimazole. These are very soothing and so you get the immediate calming effect as well as the treatment.
- Apply some topical steroid at the vaginal opening and on the vulva twice a day for several days if these areas are inflamed.
- Apply some zinc oxide externally to the vulva if it feels really inflamed and raw and you do not have a steroid or do not want to use that. You can also use A&D or Desitin. This is just to soothe the external (vulvar) inflamed skin.
- Never use anything with benzocaine. It is a potent allergen.
Dr. Jen Gunter posted: “Vaginal yeast infections are common, in fact it is normal to have up to 3 a year. They are irritating and inconvenient so I totally understand why people would look for ways to A) prevent them B) soothe the irritation of an infection while you are waiting”.