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Can vaginal yeast infection cause bad breath ?

Can vaginal yeast infection cause bad breath 
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Um, no: There is no communication between your genitals and your oral cavity. Bad breath can be caused by so many different factors, including cavities, periodontal disease, diet, sinus infections, and acid reflux (to name but a few), but not a vaginal yeast infection. ...Read more

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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


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Do yeast infections smell bad?

Do yeast infections smell bad?

Yeast Infections: Yeast infections can smell fishy, tart, foul, but it depends on your bodies reaction to it. Yeast infections will make you discharge a lot and the discharge can look yellow in color or white and curdled looking. ...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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Can i cure a yeast infection and vaginal bacterial infection with garlic?

Can i cure a yeast infection and vaginal bacterial infection with garlic?

No: No. Garlic will have no beneficial effects against yeasts or bacteria. See a doctor and get proper treatment. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection cause fishy vaginal odor?

Can a yeast infection cause fishy vaginal odor?

Bacterial vaginosis: Not usually. A fishy order is usually caused by bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more

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Swimming could worse a yeast vaginal infection?

Swimming could worse a yeast vaginal infection?

Swimming and yeast: Hello Karla, swimming can cause or worsen a yeast infection. A wet environment promotes the growth of yeasts and so if you do not remove wet swimming clothes promptly or don't dry yourself off then you can worsen a yeast infection. So dry off thoroughly and you should be okay. ...Read more

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Does yeast infections smell fishy?

No, not normally.: Usually there is no significant odor with yeast. Recommend medical eval. ...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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Do I have a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis?

U could have both: Yeast usually itches and is white, BV usally smells and is green , brown, yellow , or opaque, see your gyn for a culture because you could have both and there are 6 diff bact that can cause BV and sometimes you can other bact like e coli , etc in tehevagina. ...Read more

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Does Flagyl cause yeast infections?

It may.: Yeast infections are due to a fungus called candida which is normally found in the vagina. However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it can lead to overgrowth of yeast. Some causes of overgrowth: antibiotics, ^ estrogen (pregnancy or some birth control pills), malfunctioning immune system, diabetes mellitus as well as friction against vaginal tissues (intercourse) and douching. ...Read more

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Could probiotics cause a yeast infection?

Probiotics: That's an interesting question. Generally, probiotics can help to replenish or maintain the normal flora, and keep things in balance. However, there is some evidence that probiotics may cause some imbalance, because this extra 'good bacteria' uses up oxygen. This may then affect the normal balance and precipitate yeast overgrowth. However, this is not established, it's just a theory. ...Read more

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What is yeast infection caused by?

What is yeast infection caused by?

Candida: It is caused by one of several fungi of the genus candida. The most common is candida albicans. There are other types of yeasts that do not cause vaginal infections but do cause infectons elsewhere such as the blood. ...Read more

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My vagina burns its not an std, yeast infection or UTI infection?

My vagina burns its not an std, yeast infection or UTI infection?

Vulvodynia?: If common causes of vaginal discomfort have been ruled out a gyn should be consulted. ...Read more

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Can a vaginal bacterial infection smell like pee?

Can a vaginal bacterial infection smell like pee?

Bacterial vaginosis: This can have a variety of odors depending upon the causative organisms. ...Read more

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Vaginal yeast infection. Same as thrush?

No, Thrush is oral: A vaginal yeast infection and thrush are caused by the same same fungus, candida, but thrush is oral (only the mouth), and the former only affects the vagina. Clotrimazole can be used for both, but usually different medications are used for the vaginal infection. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a bad yeast infection?

Yeast: Yeast infections may be treated with OTC meds such as: Clotrimazole, Miconazole, Butoconazole & Tioconazole. In some cases diflucan (fluconazole) (ordered by medical provider) may be needed. Take care. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a really bad yeast infection?

It would be driving: you crazy. Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a really bad yeast infection. Can anyone help me on what to do?

Yeast infections: If it’s your 1st possible yeast infection or you aren’t sure if it’s yeast – see your dr. Some tx options include vaginal cream, ointment or suppository for sev. Days (7 to 14 days sometimes). Otc meds include Monistat (miconzole), vagistat-1 (tioconazole), femstat (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or mycelex( clotrimazole). Otc meds don’t work ? See your dr. S/he may order Diflucan (fluconazole) (oral antifungal). ...Read more

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What to do if I have a bad yeast infection and i don't want to use pills or OTC drugs. Please help?

What to do if I have a bad yeast infection and i don't want to use pills or OTC drugs. Please help?

To treat yeast: Without yeast medication. Yeast grow on sugar so avoid sweets, fruit juice, limit fruit to 2 servings per day, avoid alcohol, avoid simple carbs and limit complex carbs. Avoid unneeded antibiotics. Boric acid capsules can treat yeast. You can make your own or use yeast arrest vaginal suppositories. If this doesn't work use over the counter yeast cream - yeast infections can be uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Does trichomonas feel like a bad yeast infection ? I've currently been treated for trichomonas 2 days ago & my symptoms are terrible .

Does trichomonas feel like a bad yeast infection ? I've currently been treated for trichomonas 2 days ago & my symptoms are terrible .

Below: The symptoms are similar from both types of vaginal infections. However, if you cont to have symptoms, you should contact your DR as they have the lab results from your last exam. ...Read more

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Can a really bad yeast infection be mistaken for trich or herpes?

Can a really bad yeast infection be mistaken for trich or herpes?

Not usually: There could be a little clinical overlap, but under the microscope they are worlds apart. Generally the symptoms and exam are pretty characteristic of each. ...Read more

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Does 100 mg of fluconazole every other day for 10 days seem reasonable for an extremely bad yeast infection?

Use daily Rx: It may help with every other day treatment, but we prefer to treat it daily for 10-14 days for severe yeast infection and we use single dose for mild yeast infection. ...Read more

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I had a lil blood in my urine I just got over a bad yeast infection an a uti not sure why I still have blood in my urine?

I had a lil blood in my urine I just got over a bad yeast infection an a uti not sure why I still have blood in my urine?

Most common cause: of blood in urine is infection, but it could be from stones or rarely from tumor or cancer. You should discuss with your doctor if any further tests beyond urine testing is advisable. ...Read more

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If I have a really bad yeast infection and bought the Monistat 7 day pill can I take more then one pill a day since it is less concentrated?

Yes, : Monistat can be applied in vagina 3 to 7 days and if you still have the persistent infection as well as itching , get examined by your doctor to make correct diagnosis , if it is yeast infection ; can get oral medication also, if not and there is a bacterial infection; may need different antibiotic /treatment. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to cure a bad yeast infection taking fluconazole 150mg daily (1 week of taking so far). also do headaches tamper down.?

Vaginal Yeast ?: A yeast infection usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. It may take longer for those who are immunocompromised. Vaginal yeast infections are not usually associated with headaches. ...Read more

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I just got rid of a bad yeast infection and it's been about 5 days. Now during intercourse it still hurts when he goes deeper.No sign of yeast though?

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Important Questions: are 1. are you using a good birth control method? 2. are you using condoms for STD protection 3. You may still be raw from a yeast infection or you may need to re-treat if still itching 4. Deep pain may be caused by many things. Some not serious, others more. Please see your health care provider if pain persists or you develop fever or abdominal pain. ...Read more

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How do you treat a really bad yeast infection from taking antibiotics?

How do you treat a really bad yeast infection from taking antibiotics?

Yeast infection: A bad yeast infection can be treated by a medicine called Diflucan (fluconazole) prescribed by your doctor. The current recommendation is to take probiotics daily while taking an antibiotic. The simplest form is that found in yogurt. There are numerous otc preparations also available. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is it herpes a really bad yeast infection or latex allergies!?

I wanted to know is it herpes a really bad yeast infection or latex allergies!?

Vaginitis: You need to be seen and examined to establish the cause of this outbreak. ...Read more

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I was wondering is it herpes a really bad yeast infection or latex allergies, should I be concerned?

Skin eruption: Would need far more information about what sort of lesions you are seeing. Best advice is to let a doctor see these and make a diagnosis. Good luck. ...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