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Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
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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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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic or a urine test
Once
Drink plenty of fluids to help dilute the urine and flush the bladder
Daily
Avoid irritating fluids and food: caffeine, citrus, alcohol, spicy
Daily
Take an over-the-counter analgesic for pain and to soothe bladder
Daily
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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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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Drink at least 2L of water
Daily
Avoid irritating foods
Daily
Empty bladder 4-6 times per day
Daily
Empty bladder after intercourse
Once
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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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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Take medications as prescribed
once
Avoid fragrances in soaps, detergents, panty liners and pads
daily
Avoid too much scrubbing, direct pressure from thongs, tight clothes
daily
If menopausal, vaginal estrogens (plant based) help prevent uti's
daily
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I had a yeast infection, had antifungal cream for 2 weeks and took an oral vaginal yeast pill 2 days ago. It looks better but still has inflammation?

Get checked: It may not be a yeast infection but another type of vulvar/vaginal issue. Have an gyn md check you out to see what the problem is for certain. ...Read more

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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