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What causes a yeast infection?

What causes a yeast infection?

Many factors:: Warmth and moisture content of the skin surface. Remember, we all have "yeast" on our skin. A yeast infection represents an overgrowth of certain yeast species because of the above factors. But others include anti-microbial drugs, diabetes, weakened immune system. If prone to yeast infections, wear undergarments made of cotton, rather than artificial fibers, since cotton can be bleached! ...Read more

Dr. Cynthia Bergmann
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Infection Of The Uterus (Definition)

Endometritis is an infection in the uterus. It can be caused by many different types of bacteria. It usually presents with lower abdominal pain, abnormal foul smelling discharge, and fever. It can occur following pregnancy and is often seen in women who had a prolonged period of time of ruptured membranes prior to delivery. It is also seen in women remote from ...Read more


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How prevalent is women's yeast infection and what is it?

How prevalent is women's yeast infection and what is it?

Common!: While some women are inherently more prone to vaginal yeast infections, treatment with antibiotics increases susceptibility in all women. So does wearing non-cotton briefs. It is a vaginal fungal infection. Yogurt can help reduces the likelyhood of getting one! ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have oral sex with someone who has a yeast infection?

What does it mean if you have oral sex with someone who has a yeast infection?

Probably nothing!: While yeast infection of the oro-pharynx is possible, it is quite unlikely you will be affected! ...Read more

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Is yeast infection a side effect of humira (adalimumab)?

Is yeast infection a side effect of humira (adalimumab)?

Conceptual yes.: Humira (adalimumab) can cause an increase in both trivial infections and more severe ones, including reactivation of tb. Certainly yeast infections are quite common, but they certainly could increase in frequency. ...Read more

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How long does fluconazole (diflucan) take to cure a vaginal yeast infection?

1-3 days: 1 to 3 days is usually all that is needed taking the 200mg tablet. ...Read more

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I went to the doctor and have a yeast infection in my groin and my testicals hurt is that normal ?

I went to the doctor and have a yeast infection in my groin and my testicals hurt  is that normal ?

Two problems!: Testicles do not hurt from a yeast infection in the groin. Testicular pain has many causes, but at your age, epididymitis would be the most likely cause. You would/should see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment, most likely antibiotics! you did not mention if you've engaged in sexual activity. Very important to know! ...Read more

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Can vaginal yeast infections be transmitted through oral sex?

Not likely.: That would assume your partner had oral candida. This would be rare. Some women simply have more problems with vaginal yeast infection, probably because of their own immune response to fungi. ...Read more

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Is brewers yeast helpful for anything?

Is brewers yeast helpful for anything?

Loaded with vitamins: Good source of concertated vitamins and minerals, but i would take a probiotic and a good multivitamin. ...Read more

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For yeast any terconazole side effects?

For yeast any terconazole side effects?

Yes and no....: For the most part, no problems for most patients. However, it can rarely cause signifcant liver issues, and more importantly, it inhibitis part of the c-p450 ssytem in the liver and can elevate blood levels of many medicines. Let your pharmacist know what you are taking, or your prescribing doctor to make sure you have no interactions. ...Read more

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My vagina wont stop burning been treated for yeast and BV been taking probtics and yougurt have sore and bump in opening of vag been test 4 al STD neg?

My vagina wont stop burning been treated for yeast and BV been taking probtics and yougurt have sore and bump in opening of vag been test 4 al STD neg?

Make sure...: You were checked for trichomonas! this parasitic std causes most men or women little discomfort. About 30% of patients are symptomatic and have many of your problems. It is treated with a brief course of Flagyl or metronidazole. Part must be treated, as well! ...Read more

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How effective is azythromycin for infection?

How effective is azythromycin for infection?

Very, if right one!: If the bacteria is sensitive to the antibiotic, this is a good choice, because you do take it for more 2-5 days! ...Read more

Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
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Cmv Brain Infection (Definition)

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a virus member of the Herpes virus family. In immunocompetent people infection is generally asymptomatic or you can have a mononucleosis type syndrome. In immunodeficient people or in young infants, it can cause severe infection, including CMV meningitis, which is an infection of the tissue surrounding the brain or CMV encephalitis, which refers to ...Read more


Dr. John Landi
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Vaginal Swab Culture Shows Yeast (Definition)

Vaginal swabs are used to take part of the secretion or discharge in the vagina and allow it to be grown in culture. Yeast is one of the infectious agents that can cause an infection in the vagina (there are many others). This is one of the most common causes of infection, and candida is the most common species. There are many effective treatments ...Read more