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Are yeast infections contagious?

Are yeast infections contagious?

Yes: Yeast infections are not considered a sexually transmitted disease. But partners do the potential to infect each other. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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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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Which Monistat cures yeast infection?

Which Monistat cures yeast infection?

They all do: Check out http://www.Monistat.Com/monistat-products for various monistat options. However, since you're posting your question as a 35yo male, do realize that monistat is intended for vaginal yeast infection, not other types of yeast infection that might occur elsewhere (in men). ...Read more

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Can fungus infections cause lung infections?

Can fungus infections cause lung infections?

Yes: Its not very common, but fungus can cause lung infections, its more common in people whose immune system is down "due to aids for example".. ...Read more

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Can TB lymphadenitis cause vaginal yeast infections?

Can TB  lymphadenitis cause vaginal yeast infections?

TB and yeast infect: TB itself does not cause vaginal yeast infection; however, if you are on certain medications, especially antibiotics which can alter your bacterial flora, you are much more likely to develop vaginal yeast over growth and infection. ...Read more

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Are all vaginal infections ""yeast infections""?

ABSOLUTELY NOT: Yeast is only one cause of vaginal infections, but it is common. Others are caused by bacteria, like gonorrhea and chlamydia, and bacterial vaginosis. Some viruses also bother the vagina, like herpes and hpv. ...Read more

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Can acidophilus cause yeast infections?

Yeast: Lactobacillus acidophilus is a bacteria that is a normal resident of the vagina in some women. It is not a yeast and does not cause yeast infection. ...Read more

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What are thrush, candida, cystitis and yeast infection?

Thrush: Thrush is a yeast infection in the mouth. Candida is the name of the yeast. Cystitis is a bladder infection, which could be a viral infection, bacterial infection or a yeast infection. Yeast infection just means that you have an infection from yeast and it could be just about anywhere. Vaginal yeast infections and oral (mouth) yeast infections do tend to be the most common, but skin occurs too. ...Read more

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Are bacterial infections contagious?

Are bacterial infections contagious?

Not the "infections": All bacteria are contagious, meaning that one person can smear some of his bacteria onto another's skin or other body part. The bacteria can then die, multiply on the surface (colonize the surface), or damage the person's cells and body parts (start an infection). No infection occurs in many cases, meaning the "infection" did not spread to the person even though the "bacteria" did spread to him. ...Read more

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Are bacterial infections contagious?

Are bacterial infections contagious?

Sometimes: Some bacterial infections are, like strep throat, or pink eye, but many develop that are not really contagious, like sinusitis, cellulitis, or diverticulitis. If you have a concern, you should discuss the specifics with your doctor. It is also always a good idea to always wash your hands or use hand sanitizer, whenever you are out, like shopping, airports, grocery stores etc to minimize risks. ...Read more

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Can herpes cause foul yeast infection?

No: They are 2 different things. Each is treatable but different. STOP TAKING FOLIC ACID UNTIL YOU GET A BLOOD TEST FOR B12. Why take such a huge dose, anyway? ...Read more

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Can mupirocin ointmentbe used for bacteria vaginosis / yeast infection?

No: It is used mainly for strep or staph skin infections and not effective against the usual bacterial cause of bacterial vaginosis (gardnerella), it also does not treat a yeast or fungal infection, only certain types of bacteria. ...Read more

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Fungal organisms morphologically consistent with candida spp. Do I have yeast infection?

Fungal organisms morphologically consistent with candida spp. Do I have yeast infection?

Likely yes.: If this is a result from a pap test, then fungus was identified in the slide made from the sample. In many instances, that may correlate to a clinical "yeast" infection. If you are asymptomatic, you should ask your health care provider as to whether or not antifungal therapy / ointment is necessary. ...Read more

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Can acyclovir cause yeast infections?

Can acyclovir cause yeast infections?

Antiviral: Since Acyclovir is not an antibiotic it doesn't destroy normal vaginal or oral bacteria and thus doesn't lead to yeast infections. ...Read more

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Does mycolog II cream cure yeast infections or bacterial vaginosis?

Yeast infections : Mycolog ii is an anti-fungal and is used for yeast infections. If your treatment fails to relieve your symptoms, you may have BV (bacterial vaginosis) which is usually treated with Flagyl pills/gel or Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) cream. See your doc if your symptoms persist for an exam and testing. ...Read more

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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