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Bacterial Infection Vs Yeast Infection Symptoms
What is the difference between a yeast infection and a bacterial infection in the vagina? How different are the symptoms?
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
Possible: Hi, Thank you for your question. A yeast infection happens when there's a change to the normal flora. You can get it if you are immunocomprised or after taking antibiotics. Some people even get it due to stress. Any change to your normal self puts you at risk to get other infections as well. Hope that helps..contact me if you have any other questions :-) Dr. M ...Read more
What would or could happen if I was to continue and ignore this yeast infection or bacterial infection? or whatever it is?
Get worse: most likely it will get worse or cause other issues. Please see your local MD to have it evaluated and treated Connect with my Virtual Practice on Healthtap for any future dental questions with my special keycode: DFWMCQ! Securely video or text chat by virtual appointment. http://htap.us/28qexs ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What organ?: Bacterials infections are more severe and more difficult to treat. ...Read more
How can I fix a major pH imbalance i've been struggling with for years in my vaginal area? I have been struggling with a major pH imbalance for years in my vaginal area, i either have a yeast infection or a massive bacterial infection, depending on what d
Taking : Taking pro-biotic supplements can help and eating a lot of yogurt helps. Sometimes women with persistent vaginal infections are treated with boric acid periodically but this a treatment that needs to be managed carefully by a physician. Our office has natural supplements containing pro-biotics that help a lot for some women. ...Read more
Yes: Unfortunately, yeast infections can turn into bacterial. Sometimes it's due to the cream that one uses to treat yeast infections, your body can have a reaction to those chemicals which can then lead to bacterial vaginosis. Sometimes a woman goes back and forth between the 2. Best, if you can, is try to figure out what in diet or environment caused initial infection and prevent that. ...Read more
Neither : Having a finger inserted into your vagina will not cause either of these things. ...Read more
Question unclear: Are you getting these? Or do you just want to prevent the possibility? Stop taking Keflex and this will reduce the risk of candidiasis. Bv is not likely to occur unless some change in the acidity or other environmental changes in your vaginal secretions. Doubt you can prevent this from occurring. ...Read more
I just got done taking medication for a bacterial infection and now treating a yeast infection because of the bv meds? This is a viscous cycle and I h
Six months I have had chunky sour tasting discharge. I've tested negative for all stds, yeast infection, bacterial infection. How can I fix this?
Sour tasting?: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more
I was treated for a bacterial infection in mid December and then just treated for a yeast infection last week. My period just ended yesterday and having some discharge still. It doesn't have the odor like the infection, slightly different than yeast?
Ways to prevent yeast infection or a bacterial infection at your vagina? Does it help if i don't wear underwear when i sleep or does it make it worse?
Does not matter: Maintaining a healthy vaginal flora and ph is the best way to avoid overgrowth with unwanted bacteria, like yeast or a mix of anaerobic bacteria, that cause bacterial vaginosis. You should avoid vaginal douches and what often helps are otc vaginal ph balancing gels. They come in packs of single applicators and you get them most of the time in supermarkets, next to the tampons. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was on metronidazole for a bacterial infection. I took it 2x 7 days. I got a yeast infection. I took Monistat 1 (tioconazole) yesterday.When will i feel a change?
Can my wife get a bacterial infection or a yeast infection by having doggystle sexual intercourse?
Is raw, irritated skin on inner labia and vaginal opening a sign of a yeast infection or a bacterial infection?
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