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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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Is it possible for vaginal yeast infections go away on their own?

Is it possible for vaginal yeast infections go away on their own?

CANDIDIASIS: Very common side effect after antibiotic rx.Patients always come for rx. Maybe it can go away but you will know it due to vaginal itching. ...Read more

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I am type1diabetic.I don't take care of it .I keep havingbacterial /yeast infections .I was wondering if i start taking care will it go away on its own?

I am type1diabetic.I don't take care of it .I keep havingbacterial /yeast infections .I was wondering if i start taking care will it go away on its own?

It will help: The yeast that causes these problems thrives in any environment where there is extra sugar around to feed their growth. To the extent you are out of control, all your body fluids, including vaginal fluid, will have extra glucose available for the germs.Get yourself into control & there is much less food for the germ to eat & it is harder for them to come back. ...Read more

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After getting off of accutane, will the constant yeast infections go away?

Needs tx.: If you have recurrent (four or more) yeast infections per year or a chronic yeast infection simple treatments may not be adequate. Please see your physician for treatment in that situation. ...Read more

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How do you know yeast infections will go away?

How do you know yeast infections will go away?

Recheck: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Having reaccuring yeast infections after using nuvaring for 8 months wont go away what can I do? I've had like 6 in 4 months what medication?

Having reaccuring yeast infections after using nuvaring for 8 months wont go away what can I do? I've had like 6 in 4 months what medication?

Different birth cont: It sounds like the vagina is very sensitive to the nuvaring, and causing these yeast vaginitis. You would likely be happier with another form of combined estrogen/progesterone birth control. Consider the pill? ...Read more

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Can vaginal dryness cause reoccurring yeast infections...Had this problem for years but symptoms go away if i regularly masturbate?

Can vaginal dryness cause reoccurring yeast infections...Had this problem for years but symptoms go away if i regularly masturbate?

See answer: As vaginal tissues become drier they lose the acidic protection of the natural lubricant and vaginal environment less effective at fighting infections making yeast infections and utis more likely. Most common in post-menopausal women, much less at age 21. In younger women, cause(s) less obvious. Common in diabetics. Unaware of any scientific validation of masturbation preventing but interesting. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting yeast infections I have had an ongoing yeast infection for 6 months. What is wrong with my body. I have tried over-the-counter treatments, and a yeast infection treatment from planned parenthood. But it wont go away. Please help me.

You : You need a full evaluation by your physician to determine whether you truly have a yeast (candida) infection or something else is happening. Six months is too long to be affected by this and could be leading to bigger problems. Over the counter medications are not always effective in treating candida infections. You may require a combination of topical and parental (oral) medications to eliminate the infection. ...Read more

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Candida (Definition)

Candidiasis or thrush is a fungal infection (mycosis) of any of the candida species (all yeasts), of which Candida Albicans is the most common.Also commonly referred to as a yeast infection, candidiasis is also technically known as ...Read more


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Yeast Infection (Definition)

Clinical illness due to a fungus which exists in a yeast form is the definition. Some fungi only form yeasts and some are dimorphic, having both a yeast stage and a stage in which they form a mesh-like network of a ...Read more


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