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Can you die from a yeast infection?

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

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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Would it be possible for someone to die from a yeast infection?

Would it be possible for someone to die from a yeast infection?

Unlikely.: It's unlikely if you are healthy. However, some immune system severely compromised persons might run into trouble. ...Read more

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Can a male die from penile yeast infection?

Can a male die from penile yeast infection?

Next to impossible: Fortunately! unless you are immunosupressed on chemotherapy or HIV positive there is nothing to worry. Local treatment should fix it easily. ...Read more

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What are the yeast infection die-off symptoms while taking diflucan (fluconazole)?

What are the yeast infection die-off symptoms while taking diflucan (fluconazole)?

Resolution: There are no specific die-off symptoms; you should have fairly rapid resolution of the symptoms of the yeast infection (the itching/discharge if any) after your dose of diflucan (fluconazole). ...Read more

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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'm scared to death that I'll have a vaginal yeast infection forever one day due to a resistant yeast. Should I be worried?

Not likely: Unless a person has other health problems that suppress immune system (uncontrolled diabetes, HIV, cancer) making them prone to resistant yeast, the situation you are concerned about would be very unlikely. ...Read more

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Yeast infection symptoms?

Yeast infection symptoms?

Itchy..: ...With yellow curd like discharge and red vulva. Often confused with vulvar skin irritation which may be treated with 1% Hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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Is yeast infection painful?

Is yeast infection painful?

Symptoms include..: Vaginal itching and a cottage cheese-like discharge could be signs of a vaginal yeast infection. You can try using over the counter yeast infection medication if you have these symptoms. Pain is not typically a symptom of a yeast infection, and should be evaluated by a doctor since it could mean a different diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is a yeast infection?

Fungus: It is an infection by a fungus called candida. It can occur vaginally, orally or any place warm and moist ( diaper area, skin folds). Commonly happens if you've been on antibiotics or have an immune system problem, ...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


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more