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Yeast (Definition)

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


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My doctor said it was a yeast infection and I took a pill 4 days ago to make it go away and the symptoms haven't improved has only gotten worse and it burn itches and hurts and is very swollen and red

My doctor said it was a yeast infection and I took a pill 4 days ago to make it go away and the symptoms haven't improved has only gotten worse and it burn itches and hurts and is very swollen and red

You : You must go in and have a complete evaluation including cultures. This is very important. There are other possible infections that could cause this and since your symptoms have not improved and are worse with swelling and redness, then you must be seen immediately to be evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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After sex my penis turns red and itches. Can my girl have a yeast infection? Or can I be allergic to her fluid?

After sex my penis turns red and itches. Can my girl have a yeast infection? Or can I be allergic to her fluid?

All of the above: Yes and yes. She may have a yeast infection or some other form of vaginitis, or you may be allergic either to some product she may be using in her vagina or conceivably but less likely, to her. Hope you get this worked out. ...Read more

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I had poison oak for two weeks. It has now being replaced by a rash with small red bumps on my ribs, chest, back-itches, burns and a yeast infection?

I had poison oak for two weeks.  It has now being replaced by a rash with small red bumps on my ribs, chest, back-itches, burns and a yeast infection?

Possible: Looking at the rash in the picture without actually seeing the patient will suspected a viral lesion condyloma contagiosum. This can occur in patients with weakened immune system if you took Prednisone. It will spread by scratching it. It will usually resolve after a long time without treatment. Use anti itch meds may help. A visit to a Dermatologist may clarify diagnosis and help in management ...Read more

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Can a vaginal yeast infection not cause itching?

Can a vaginal yeast infection not cause itching?

Yes: There is yeast in the vagina frequently which isn't causing any symptoms. Vaginal yeast infections only need to be treated if it is causing uncomfortable itching. ...Read more

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Had protected sex, having yeast like symptoms. Only itching inthe vulvar. No abnormal disharge or burning during urination. Only itching on inner labia. And redness. Today I Notice 2 small cuts inside the outer labia by the entrance (hole) could this be

Herpes?: I am concerned that this is a herpes outbreak and not a yeast infection. Herpes often looks like small "cuts" or tears in the vaginal tissue. Itching, redness and irritation are all common symptoms. Yeast is a possibility but I would see an obgyn and ask to be evaluated for a possible herpes outbreak ...Read more

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Can a male yeast infection present very small white pustules accompanied by pain, itching, and redness? This is only on the scrotum.

Folliculitis: Various treatments used. Some of these can be used for more than 1 thing. Castellani solution will help folliculitis, yeast, or intertrigo. Azole creams such as miconazole, ketoconazole, and clotrimazole are useful for yeast and seborrheic dermatitis. A visit to a dermatologist will be a good idea. ...Read more

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Last 2 mo. S I've had external vaginal redness itching & internal sharp pain. Gyno said was yeast infection then gardnerella & no relief. Suggestions?

What treatment?: Some treatments are more effective than others, and sometimes you can have resistant yeast or bacteria that doesn't respond 100% to the treatment you've been given. I would get re-tested to confirm infection and see if there is a way to get antibiotic "sensitivities" on the organisms that grow. In addition, you may want to find a vaginal probiotic supplement/suppository to build up your defenses. ...Read more

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I am experiencing genital itching & genital pain. Swab indicated no growth of any bacteria/yeast — but had pus +++, no redness, swelling or discharg?

I am experiencing genital itching & genital pain. Swab indicated no growth of any bacteria/yeast — but had pus +++, no redness, swelling or discharg?

Vulvitis? Herpes?: You don't say how long this has been going on. If only a few days, a new genital herpes infection sounds like a good possibility. No matter how recent, keep working with your doctor. If you're not seeing a genitourinary medicine specialist, that might be a good next step. ...Read more

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Can you have a yeast infection without usual symptoms (pain, redness, itching)? Just much more (whitish, milky) discharge?

Can you have a yeast infection without usual symptoms (pain, redness, itching)? Just much more (whitish, milky) discharge?

Unlikely: As you seem to know, the main symptoms of yeast are irritation, itching, and redness. When there is discharge, usually it is scant and clumpy. "Witish, milky" vaginal fluid could be normal. However, any new, abnormal, or unexplained vaginal discharge should be medically evaluated. Many possible causes, including infections (STDs, bacterial vaginosis), hormonal changes, and more. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Little white clumps in my discharge, no burning,itching, or redness involved. I spotted a little today, a week before period, preg or yeast inf?

Little white clumps in my discharge, no burning,itching, or redness involved. I spotted a little today, a week before period, preg or yeast inf?

Hard to guess...: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. Also, a woman can have a vaginal yeast problem, with or without pregnancy. ...Read more

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Vaginal opening always itches one day after sex, and goes off after about a week. No yeast infection or BV, what is the cause?

Vaginal opening always itches one day after sex, and goes off after about a week. No yeast infection or BV, what is the cause?

Simple irritation: Irritation from something chemical or physical. If condoms or lubricants are used, it could be an irritant response to that or perhaps if your partner uses fragranced soaps or other products on the genital area that could provoke what you're describing. Simple stretching/trauma from the act of sex could be the cause, but that would tend to improve with repeated encounters so seems less likely. ...Read more

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Itching vagina for 2 days. Do I have a yeast infection? And what are the signs for yeast infections? It's red and the area gets a little moist.

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Itching vagina for 2 days. Do I have a yeast infection? And what are the signs for yeast infections? It's red and the area gets a little moist.

Possible: With yeast infections, you may experience vaginal itching, burning, and notice a thick white "cottage cheese" type discharge. You should have your doctor take a look, especially if you have already tried over the counter treatments with no success. Good luck. ...Read more

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8 year old has milky dishcharge from her V and her V is red. No itching or burning no foul smell. Can this be a yeast or something else? How to treat?

8 year old has milky dishcharge from her V and her V is red. No itching or burning no foul smell. Can this be a yeast or something else? How to treat?

See Doctor NOW: Vaginal discharge in a female child can have several causes: infection, irritation, foreign body (toilet paper), and more. Vaginal yeast infections are not common in this age group but can occur following recent antibiotic use. A detailed medical history and exam will be needed to determine the cause. See your child's doctor NOW for correct diagnosis and prompt treatment. ...Read more

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I believe I may have a yeast infection. I have been itching non-stop, have discharge and its red and swollen down there. I have not had sex in about 3?

I believe I may have a yeast infection. I have been itching non-stop, have discharge and its red and swollen down there. I have not had sex in about 3?

Itch: No harm to use the over-the -counter yeast medicine like myconazole, chlortrimazole etc. If you don't get better in a week, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Had fever for five days- noticed yellowish, cottage cheese-like discharge last night. Itches slightly Is it likely a fever can cause yeast infections?

Yes: But if sexually active be sure not a std. Sounds like yeast but still get a pap and culture if any risk. Could also be vaginosis [not usually std but overflow of gardeneral bacteria, fishy odor /frothy] ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more