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Can You Die From A Yeast Infection
Wrong place ; time: An infection in the wrong place in an individual not able to w/stand the illness will cause death. Topical yeast infections rarely cause death. Yeast blood stream infections, especially in someone w/a weakened immune system, can be deadly. >30% of blood stream infections w/yeast result in death. Endemic moulds (histoplasma, cryptococcus blastomycosis, coccidiodomycosis) can be serious as well. ...Read more
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
It's unlikely if you are healthy.
However, some immune system severely compromised persons might run into trouble. ...Read more
I'm scared to death that I'll have a vaginal yeast infection forever one day due to a resistant yeast. Should I be worried?
I have yeast infection and im like dieing with it, I visited thousand of doctors and use everything possible and nothing helped
More than natural: Having more yeast than there naturally should be in a particular part of the body... is what causes a yeast infection. Yeast and fungi are part of our lives on Earth. They are always with us, but when they end up in places or in numbers that are not natural, we call it an infection. Sometimes we call it an overgrowth, if the location is normal but the yeast numbers are too high. ...Read more
Many factors:: Warmth and moisture content of the skin surface. Remember, we all have "yeast" on our skin. A yeast infection represents an overgrowth of certain yeast species because of the above factors. But others include anti-microbial drugs, diabetes, weakened immune system. If prone to yeast infections, wear undergarments made of cotton, rather than artificial fibers, since cotton can be bleached! ...Read more
Some options: 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
Yes. Things that may encourage an excess growth of vaginal yeast include using antibiotics, having high estrogen levels (such as during pregnancy, high-dose birth control pill use, & the follicular phase of the menstrual cycle), having diabetes, having an impaired immune system, using corticosteroids, such as prednisone, &
being overweight. Avoid douching, see your dr. ...Read more
Itching / discharge.: Women with vulvovaginal candidiasis (yeast infection) usually experience genital itching, burning, and sometimes a "cottage cheese-like" vaginal discharge. Men with genital candidiasis may experience an itchy rash on the penis. The symptoms of vaginal infection are similar to those of many other genital infections, so it is important to see your doctor if you have any of these symptoms. ...Read more
Rarely if ever: By "turn into a disease", I suspect you're asking whether there are any complications or serious health problems from vaginal yeast infections. This could happen -- e.g. spread of yeast to the kidneys, or getting into the bloodstream (sepsis, "blood poisoning"). But these are extremely rare and occur only in people with other life threatening problems like advanced cancer on potent chemotherapy. ...Read more
Yeast infection male: A yeast infection on a man's penis, called candida balanitis, is usually red, irritated patches of skin with occasional pustules. The infections seems to be almost always confined to the glans and corona. It is most commonly seen in men whose partners have yeast infections, in people with diabetes, and those that took antibiotics recently. ...Read more
OTC Creams: Over the counter antifungal vaginal creams containing Miconazole or Clotrimazole are effective means of treating the usual vaginal yest infection. Oral medications are no more effective for this problem and are best used for systemic infection. Vaginal creams are less convenient, messier, but do not have the rare risk of liver failure found in the oral medication. 7 day use is most effective. ...Read more
Homeostasis: Yeast infections can be passed from one partner to another, but most commonly are due to changes in the natural flora of one's vagina. Sometimes environmental changes, dietary changes, exercises changes can cause yeast infections. Most common is use of antibiotics causing a subsequent yeast infection. ...Read more
Yes: Use of antifungal drugs.Get a more detailed answer ›
Treatment is simple:
If you are referring to vaginal yeast infection, you should get treated with at least using over the counter medication. There are multiple anti- fungal creams at the drug store and they are not expensive. Ask the pharmacist for help.
You may also have a different type of infection, like bacterial vaginosis. Seek medical care with a gynecologist or a family physician. ...Read more
Yes: Certainly can contribute.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is there something from the store that I can look for to see if I have a yeast infection? If so what would that item be?
Itching, and white cottage cheese appearing discharge, are good signs, usually not much odor.
Odor usually implies bacterial source ...Read more
Got my first yeast infection 3 months ago and I keep getting them every month, I’ve been to dr got medicine. What could cause this?
Hard to say: The yeast is a normal component of poop. The proximity of the vagina to the anus makes cross contamination easy. Yeast thrives on glucose, which is present in vaginal fluid & even higher amounts if you are diabetic or pre-diabetic. Toileting or sexual practices may make you more prone to recurrence. Yeast is always around, even in the dust, so you won't escape it. ...Read more
Fungus: Yeasts are microscopic organisms that are a type of fungus. Abnormal overgrowth of these fungi happen in a "yeast infection". This can be triggered by changes in ph (acidity) of the environment / anatomic location or by other factors such as taking antibiotics (which cause altered flora). Decreased immune system function may also be related to yeast infections. Hope that this helps. ...Read more
Yeast infection: A yeast infection results from an overgrowth of yeast anywhere in the body. The growth of yeast is normally limited by our immune system and normal body bacteria. If there is a compromise in our immune system or when taking medications such as antibiotics or steroids, yeast can become so numerous that they cause infections, particularly in warm and moist areas of our body. ...Read more
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