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Yeast infection symptoms?

Yeast infection symptoms?

Itchy..: ...With yellow curd like discharge and red vulva. Often confused with vulvar skin irritation which may be treated with 1% Hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Which Monistat cures yeast infection?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Which Monistat cures yeast infection?

They all do: Check out http://www.Monistat.Com/monistat-products for various monistat options. However, since you're posting your question as a 35yo male, do realize that monistat is intended for vaginal yeast infection, not other types of yeast infection that might occur elsewhere (in men). ...Read more

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What is a yeast infection?

What is a yeast infection?

Fungus: It is an infection by a fungus called candida. It can occur vaginally, orally or any place warm and moist ( diaper area, skin folds). Commonly happens if you've been on antibiotics or have an immune system problem, ...Read more

Dr. Michio Abe Dr. Abe
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What causes a yeast infection?

Dr. Michio Abe Dr. Abe
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Yeast infection: A yeast infection results from an overgrowth of yeast anywhere in the body. The growth of yeast is normally limited by our immune system and normal body bacteria. If there is a compromise in our immune system or when taking medications such as antibiotics or steroids, yeast can become so numerous that they cause infections, particularly in warm and moist areas of our body. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a yeast infection?

Yeast Symptoms: I assume you mean a genital yeast infection (vaginal or penile) - symptoms will include itchiness, mild redness, white smelly discharge. Treatment is with an antifungal (topical or oral). ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a yeast infection?

What is the best way to treat a yeast infection?

OTC Creams: Over the counter antifungal vaginal creams containing Miconazole or Clotrimazole are effective means of treating the usual vaginal yest infection. Oral medications are no more effective for this problem and are best used for systemic infection. Vaginal creams are less convenient, messier, but do not have the rare risk of liver failure found in the oral medication. 7 day use is most effective. ...Read more

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Reoccurring yeast infection after sex?

Reoccurring yeast infection after sex?

Reinfection: You and your partner are possibly reinfecting each other. You need to make sure that both you and your partner are adequately treated for the yeast to prevent this. ...Read more

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What signs, symptoms of yeast infection for women?

Yeast infection: Yeast infection can cause cheesy smelling white discharge that may stick to vaginal/vulvar area. It is associated with itching and at times lower abdominal discomfort. ...Read more

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Contact vulvitis, vaginitis or yeast infection?

Contact vulvitis, vaginitis or yeast infection?

Neither: Contact vulvitis infers an allergic reaction to something involving the vulva. Usually treated with topical steroids. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medications for a yeast infection?

Yeast: The most widely available otc preparations for yeast infection are the -azole creams such as micanazole (monist at-type drugs). None are as effective as, and are a lot more messy than, the oral Fluconazole pills. Check with your doctor to see if you are a candidate for the "one time, one pill" treatment. ...Read more

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Is itching in female gential area every now then a sign of yeast infection there is no discharge?

Is itching in female gential area every now then a sign of yeast infection there is no discharge?

Maybe but: Vaginal itching and in the surrounding area called the vulva can be a sign of a yeast infection in the skin. If it happening from time to time that is not likely. Simple heat & sweating are the most common cause of occassional genital itching. Herpes can present as itching which comes and goes. Allergic reactions to houselhold products can too. ...Read more

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Do they have a oral medication for yeast infections?

Yes: Diflucan (fluconazole) is an oral medication that is commonly used to treat different types of yeast infections. ...Read more

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Can herpes cause foul yeast infection?

No: They are 2 different things. Each is treatable but different. STOP TAKING FOLIC ACID UNTIL YOU GET A BLOOD TEST FOR B12. Why take such a huge dose, anyway? ...Read more

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Vaginal odor after antibiotics for tooth infection and yeast infection?

Vaginal odor after antibiotics for tooth infection  and yeast infection?

Very possible: Antibiotics reduce bacterial levels, often allowing for yeast overgrowth. Antibiotics will reduce spread of bacterial infection, but will not cure an infected tooth. You need actual Dental treatment to affect a cure. Please call your Dentist about the tooth infection and your OBGyn about your yeast infection.. ...Read more

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How long would it take to completely cure a yeast infection?

Depends on where it : Is vagina or vulva or both, and what type u have there are 4 diff types , albicans is the most common 80% now there is a one day cream script gynazole-1 works the best , it just got back on the market. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more