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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 okay to treat a severe vaginal yeast infection with only antifungal cream or should it be treated with both oral and cream?

Is it okay to treat a severe vaginal yeast infection with only antifungal cream or should it be treated with both oral and cream?

Yes: It is my bias that yeast vulvo/vaginitis is a local infection and is best treated and responds best to local therapy, i.e. vaginal creams/suppositories. So yes, ok to treat only with cream. ...Read more

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Yeast infection caused by antibiotics has not cleared up even after a month. Only using antifungal cream and probiotics but still gastric discomfort?

Headdquarters: Of yeast infection is in the bowel where it ferments dietary sugar. You need a two month course of Nystatin that kills yeast in the bowel since it is not absorbed. It often grows through the bowel wall and you need a two month course of Fluconazole that is absorbed. Avoid sugar ----yeast feeds on it. ...Read more

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How do you insert cream for a yeast infection? Do u rub it around all the way in there? What are the steps?

Applicator: Often times creams for yeast infections come with applicators similar to a tampon applicator that allows you to apply the medication into the vagina as needed. ...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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