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Cold Sores And Yeast Infection
Suddenly: canker sores, recurrent cold sores, yeast infections w/ any sexual contact, blepharitis & had vaginal streptococcus. Underlying immune issue?
Yes: A family doc or infectious disease doctor could run a panel of tests to check it. I am not sure medical science is advanced enough to do anything about it. IVIG infusions are sometimes effective in patients with low globulins, but is terribly expensive, not covered by most insurance AND exposes you to the mercies of possible unknown blood born pathogens. Worth getting it checked if getting worse. ...Read more
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
This yr I got sick six times. My throat like three times, a yeast infection, a cold, and three cold sores. What to do? I'm scared.
Throat infections: Don't be scared, but I would still recommend seeing your primary doctor or an ent. They should be able to figure out what is going on. Feel better! ...Read more
Do I have a yeast infection? . I have cold sores and after intercourse with my girlfriend I notice white dots on the head of my penis?
Recurring cold sores on my mouth since April, tested for herpes 4 times and all negative. Also have been getting yeast infections. Maybe related? Why?
Possibly: Candida (yeast) infections can present as red bumps or pustules that might resemble a herpetic sore or ulcer in their later stages. Herpes sores are usually very distinctive in that they start out as blisters in clusters, are usually painful and last 5-15 days and resolve, often to reccur again in the same spot. As a rule candia infections do not behave in this fashion. ...Read more
Stress & medications: Canker sores can either be from the herpes virus or sometimes an autoimmune ds. Either way stress will usually cause them to break-out. Yeast, or fungus infections usually happen either from taking broad spectrum antibiotics or if you are using some type of inhaled steroid. Your best course of action is to see an oms to determine what is causing your specific symptoms and see what can be done. ...Read more
Yes, but...: You can get sores from scratching. But there are several other things that can cause sores in the vagina. You really should be seen by a health care providers to have a look at those and to make sure they are not another problem that is just happening along with the yeast infection. ...Read more
I'm worried because my down stairs started itching pretty bad, there's no sores do have it. Could this itch be because of a yeast infection, what do you suggest?
It might be yeast.: Recommend medical eval to determine the cause. Causes of vaginal itching include yeast infections; vaginitis; contact w chemicals (douches, detergent, feminine spray, contraceptive foam/ jelly or ointments or creams); stress; pinworm; menopause (vaginal drying); precancerous lesions ; stress. ...Read more
Canker sore: Canker sores and yeast infections have different causes and treatments. Yeast is a fungal infection while canker sores are not an infection. The cause of canker sores are related to stress, trauma, chemical sensitivity, vitamin deficiencies, or autoimmune problems, however the exact cause is not well understood. ...Read more
Yogurt use: There is a prebiotic product called luvena (vaginal wipes). The wipes are not a treatment for candidiasis but do help vaginitis. The average yogurt you buy in the grocery store has dead cultures. Consider eating yogurt with live cultures or kefir. Yogurt with live cultures can be placed in the vagina (some say it helps but there is not clear research to back claims currently). ...Read more
Sure: Scratching can easily cause sores, especially of sensitive tissues like the vaginal area. But see a doctor if they don't heal quickly or if you otherwise remain concerned. Also, herpes is a common cause of genital sores, so see a doctor ASAP if you are at risk for STDs or might have been exposed to herpes. ...Read more
What is a yeast infection on the anus like? Can you have it just on the anus and not the vaginal area? Can it cause sores on the anus if irritated?
It's possible but...: Anal yeast could occur without vaginal, but not very likely. Usually it would cause pretty much the same symptoms as vaginal yeast -- itching, irritation, and redness. Open sores could result, but usually not. Other possibilities include anal herpes if multiple sores that recur from time to time; or anal fissure if only one. See doctor if you have any doubt about it and/or the problem continues. ...Read more
I am a young female teen and was treated for a yeast infection last year. After being cleared I soon hit puberty and I just want to know are these sores and pimple-like things normal? And also itching..
Puberty/sores/pimple: Puberty is a time of major hormonal change, which causes oily deposits in skin of many parts of the body. After your cycles are more established, this generally subsides, but itching in the vaginal area may also be a recurrent yeast infection. Sexual relations can of course also cause other types of infection, so see your gyn provider for an exam. ...Read more
Severe yeast infection? Herpes? Other things that causes sores/blisters? I'm now realizing I've had the symptoms of a yeast infection but I didn't get it treated because I wasn't thinking anything of it at the time. Now I believe it's gotten a lot worse.
Hopefully you have a diagnosis and are under treatment. In this situation there is nothing you can do prevent the mores sores or blisters from appearing. However, if you know the signs of a yeast infection and think you have one, go ahead and treat with an over the counter yeast infection medication, and see your doctor if you have no improvement.
Take care. ...Read more
If I have sores on/around my vagina and anus and a couple on my upper thighs, could it be a yeast infection?
I used Monistat 1 (tioconazole) for a yeast infection (after spending weekend at a waterpark) and a few days later ended up with painful white sores. What are they?
Sores: Please see a doctor while the lesions are still present so an accurate diagnosis can be provided. It's important for the lesions to be evaluated asap so an accurate diagnosis can be rendered. ...Read more
I am getting excessive canker sores along its what I think is a yeast infection. Immune system? Yeast overgrowth?
See your MD: Excessive canker sores & yeast infections may be your body's way of signaling that your defense systems are being attacked by either bacteria, yeast or a virus. It would be most effective for you to see your md to have the appropriate tests taken. Please also relate to your doctor if you have been taking any medications, been exposed to anybody chronically ill or been traveling outside the country. ...Read more
I have a yeast infection & I wanted to know if I can apply antibiotic cream to my labia, if I have sores from scratching?
I think I have a yeast infection it itches, it kind of sores up sometimes, and like everyday it's thick white discharge. And I don't want to tell mom?
OTC meds: If you have some cash go the pharmacy and get some monostat. Use as directed. If it is not resolving it is time to talk to mom. ...Read more
I am experiencing genital sores, swelling, pain and itching. I don't think it's herpes or a yeast infection though.
Prob herpes or yeast: Herpes and yeast are by far the most common causes of such a problem. If redness and swelling of labia plus small sores (like cracks) in the sore area, yeast is likely. If larger sores, herpes is the best bet. New genital herpes often shows up without known risk, e.g. partner with no symptoms and no known herpes. Get expert care e.g. NHS GUM clinic, ASAP for accurate diagnosis & Rx if herpes. ...Read more
Is it rare to have say both ghonnirea, herpes, a yeast infection and cervicitis? I'm sure I have an Std but I have sores maybe from yeast infection?
What could cause both canker sores and a yeast infection? Could this be from a weak immune system?
Blister like sores on penis after sex. Says it feels like acid on his penis when having intercoarse. Could it be a yeast infection?
Yeast: Will usually not cause a blister but herpes will, he needs to see a doc for an evaluation and herpes culture and other cultures if necessary. ...Read more
I believe I have a bad yeast infection, but there are blisters/sores on the inside of my Labia Minora. I can't have herpes. What else could it be?
Sounds like herpes: Yeast may be possible, but herpes is the most common cause of such symptoms. Why do you think you can't have it? Even if monogamous with a faithful partner, herpes is the best bet. Many cases of herpes show up in that situation; your partner could have it, without symptoms. Most important that you see a doctor ASAP, the earlier the better accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. Good luck! ...Read more