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Doctor insights on: Culturelle And Yeast Infections

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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 athlete’s foot the same thing as a yeast infection?

Is athlete’s foot the same thing as a yeast infection?

Yes: Athlete's foot is a fungal infection (yeast) of the skin of the foot, brought on because of the warm moist environment created by the sock and shoe. ...Read more

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What causes yeast infection?

What causes yeast infection?

Fungus: Yeasts are microscopic organisms that are a type of fungus. Abnormal overgrowth of these fungi happen in a "yeast infection". This can be triggered by changes in ph (acidity) of the environment / anatomic location or by other factors such as taking antibiotics (which cause altered flora). Decreased immune system function may also be related to yeast infections. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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What causes yeast infection?

What causes yeast infection?

More than natural: Having more yeast than there naturally should be in a particular part of the body... is what causes a yeast infection. Yeast and fungi are part of our lives on Earth. They are always with us, but when they end up in places or in numbers that are not natural, we call it an infection. Sometimes we call it an overgrowth, if the location is normal but the yeast numbers are too high. ...Read more

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What causes a yeast infection?

Yeast infection: A yeast infection results from an overgrowth of yeast anywhere in the body. The growth of yeast is normally limited by our immune system and normal body bacteria. If there is a compromise in our immune system or when taking medications such as antibiotics or steroids, yeast can become so numerous that they cause infections, particularly in warm and moist areas of our body. ...Read more

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What causes a yeast infection?

What causes a yeast infection?

Many factors:: Warmth and moisture content of the skin surface. Remember, we all have "yeast" on our skin. A yeast infection represents an overgrowth of certain yeast species because of the above factors. But others include anti-microbial drugs, diabetes, weakened immune system. If prone to yeast infections, wear undergarments made of cotton, rather than artificial fibers, since cotton can be bleached! ...Read more

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What fosters a yeast infection?

Yeast: Chances for yeast infections ^ if pregnant, diabetic, obese or taking antibiotics or oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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How to not have yeast infection?

Proper treatment: Assuming you mean vaginal yeast infection: 1) Make sure the diagnosis is correct; see a doctor if uncertain. (Most vaginal discharge problems are not yeast.) 2) Make sure no underlying problem that increases yeast infections, like diabetes. 3) each episode should be treated properly. 4) Finally, if you still have recurrent yeast, ask doctor about weekly fluconazole (Diflucan) to prevent them. ...Read more

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How come I have a yeast infection?

Possible reasons: Yeast infections are due to a fungus called candida which is normally found in the vagina. However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it can lead to overgrowth of yeast. Some causes of overgrowth: antibiotics, ^ estrogen (pregnancy or some birth control pills), malfunctioning immune system, diabetes mellitus as well as friction against vaginal tissues (intercourse) and douching. ...Read more

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How to aliviate a yeast infection?

Vaginitis: Exam, obtaining samples for analysis is the best way. There are different organism (bacterial, yeast), std, hormonal changes that may cause vaginal irritation. A good medical history helps us make a proper diagnosis. There are over the counter cream (may ask pharmacist. Then if not better see a doctor. Do not do vaginal douches when on your period (this wipe out normal vaginal flora). ...Read more

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I think I may have a yeast infection?

OK: Try some Over the counter medications at the pharmacy-ask the pharmacist where to find them. If they do not work, then get an exam to confirm the diagnosis, and get treated. By the Doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a yeast infection?

Yeast: Vaginal yeast infections commonly cause redness, itching and a thick yellow-white discharge, sometimes in small clumps like cottage cheese. Treatment is available without a prescription. ...Read more

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Are therdifferent kind of yeast infection?

Superficial & deep: Yeast (fungi) usually refer to those affecting skin and/or nails-superficial. These affect dry, moist areas of the body, like sweaty (athlete) feet gym, not showering/changing socks after playing; groin/vaginal areas, eg women on antibiotics causing overgrowth of skin fungi. Deep fungal infections are much more serious, and can affect any organs (inhaled-histoplasmosis), or immunocompromised pts. ...Read more

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What are the causes and effects of yeast infection?

Yeast infection: Also called vaginal candidiasis is a very common condition and not considered a STD. Yeast infection is caused by the fungus and some of the common reason is antibiotics. Diflucan (fluconazole) - antifungal medication and antifungal cream are drugs for treatment.
Rec.: see your PCP for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What are the signs that someone has a yeast infection?

What are the signs that someone has a yeast infection?

Sxs: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. ...Read more

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What causes yeast infections?

What causes yeast infections?

Candida (overgrowth): Candida is the usual cause of yeast infections in a person. Candida is always in or on our bodies, in small amounts that are invisible. Candida lives with us, normally. It causes symptoms if it invades into parts of our bodies where candida is not supposed to go, or it causes symptoms if it is indeed staying where it should but is overgrowing in large amounts (such as with oral or vaginal thrush). ...Read more

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What causes cronic yeast infections?

What causes cronic yeast infections?

Several factors: Several factors can cause chronic yeast infections-
1. Local balance of normal flora is disrupted, typically from the recent user of antibiotics; 2. Impaired immunity- this may be due to steroid use or having other illnesses such as hiv; 3. Misdiagnosis of symptoms in the absence of yeast from testing- adverse drug effects can be mistaken as a yeast infection. Consult your gyn or id specialist. ...Read more

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Are any yeast infection creams suggested?

Many: There are many yeast infection creams over the counter. They are all good. ...Read more

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How are repeated yeast infections treated?

How are repeated yeast infections treated?

Further testing: Recurrent yeast infections to me mean you have a source for this, usually intestinal colonization with candida or other yeast. Testing via a specialty lab like genova cdsa can diagnose this, then using a anti candida diet, oral antifungals together with supplements and good probiotic helps your gut rid itself of the offending yeast giving long term relief. Find a functional medicin doc to help you. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable of fermenting ...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