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how come you think i have such frequent yeast infections?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Yeast sites vary: Yeast infections usually occur in the oral passages, vagina, foreskin and penis, and in the skin where there are creases( armpits, groin, breasts). Taking antibiotics kills the good bacteria allowing the yeast to grow. High blood sugar and taking cortisone type medications also favor yeast growth. Yeast can be transmitted during sexual actvity as well. Warm moist areas favor yeast growth.

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A 20-year-old female asked:

How do I cure frequent yeast infections at home?

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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 23 years experience
Number of options: Over the counter meds, gentian violet on tampon to apply into vagina. Avoid high carb diet, luvena. Avoid non breathable clothes. Sanitize underwear with hot hot water. Avoid underwear...Let it air out. Ceylon cinnamon in diet. Manuka honey in diet. Yogurt or unpasteurized apple cider vinegar in diet........Get book the yeast connection. Gentle gentle douching with half peroxide and water..
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A 30-year-old female asked:

What would be some causes for frequent yeast infections?

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Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Various causes..: Although controversial, evidence have shown that tight dark clothing, non cotton underwear, poor hygiene, moist area have been associated. In diabetics poor blood sugar control may trigger yeast infections.

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