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Doctor insights on: Candida Yeast Or Fungal Infection

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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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Contact vulvitis, vaginitis or yeast infection?

Contact vulvitis, vaginitis or yeast infection?

Neither: Contact vulvitis infers an allergic reaction to something involving the vulva. Usually treated with topical steroids. ...Read more

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Does mycolog II cream cure yeast infections or bacterial vaginosis?

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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Which Monistat cures yeast infection?

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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 a penile yeast infection turn into a systemic yeast infection?

Generally not: Unless you have a life-threatening immune deficiency. Your yeast infection does, however, need to be treated -- and your sexual partner or partners need to be treated at the same time to avoid reinfection. ...Read more

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Jock itch or yeast infection, difference?

Jock itch or yeast infection, difference?

My answer is over: Simplified. Jock itch is caused by a fungus called tinea cruris. It can cause an area of red skin that burns or itches.It is more often seen in men. A yeast infection is caused by a different fungus called candida albicans. It is often seen as an vaginal infection in women. Sxs of yeast infection may include: burning, redness ; itching of the vulva; burning ; clumpy, white non-odorous discharge. ...Read more

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Vaginal yeast infection. Same as thrush?

No, Thrush is oral: A vaginal yeast infection and thrush are caused by the same same fungus, candida, but thrush is oral (only the mouth), and the former only affects the vagina. Clotrimazole can be used for both, but usually different medications are used for the vaginal infection. ...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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Could probiotics cause a yeast infection?

Probiotics: That's an interesting question. Generally, probiotics can help to replenish or maintain the normal flora, and keep things in balance. However, there is some evidence that probiotics may cause some imbalance, because this extra 'good bacteria' uses up oxygen. This may then affect the normal balance and precipitate yeast overgrowth. However, this is not established, it's just a theory. ...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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Can yogurt cure a vaginal or penile yeast infection?

Not likely: Although cultured, unpasteurized yogurt will help to repopulate your bowel with lactobacilli and possibly, by creating competition with yeast in your bowel reduce the risk of reinfection, it is unlikely to do anything at all to reduce or cure existing infection on the penis or vaginal mucosa. ...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

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