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Can Yeast Infections Go Away On Its Own
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
Yes: Treatment is only needed if the symptoms are bothersome. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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