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What cause yeast infections

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Candida (overgrowth): Candida is the usual cause of yeast infections in a person. Candida is always in or on our bodies, in small amounts that are invisible. Candida lives ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foti Chronopoulos
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cool and Dry: Anything that increases moisture or heat in the vaginal area can increase your risk of yeast. Avoid the bathtub, wear cotton underware or none at all, ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Candida: Causative agent of vaginal yeast infections are candida species yeast, usually albicans. Treatment is with either topical antifungal or a single dose ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Predisposition: There are many women who develop these without a suitable explanation. Predisposing factors may include diabetes, pretreatment with antibiotics, use ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
More than natural: Having more yeast than there naturally should be in a particular part of the body... is what causes a yeast infection. Yeast and fungi are part of our ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
Fungus: Yeasts are microscopic organisms that are a type of fungus. Abnormal overgrowth of these fungi happen in a "yeast infection". This can be triggered ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvaro Lazo
23 years experience Dentistry
Yeast infection: Taking antibiotics and low inmune system are thr main causes of yeast infection. You should start feelimg better at the 3rd or 5th day of taking medic ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Yeast: Sex alone would not typically change normal vaginal bacterial flora and cause a yeast infection but lubricants and especially spermacide can. Also c ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Try a new diet: Some women are just prone to yeast infections. You need to wear cotton undies, not just cotton in the crotch. You need to shower after you work out. ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
8 years experience Pediatrics
Yeast: Immunocompromise can be one reason. Others can be diabetes, uncontrolled or excessive sweating, moisture. Antibiotic use can cause yeast vaginitis.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Several factors: Several factors can cause chronic yeast infections- 1. Local balance of normal flora is disrupted, typically from the recent user of antibiotics; 2. ... Read More
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