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Describe the features of a yeast infection.?

Describe the features of a yeast infection.?

Candidiasis: Vaginal candidiasis usually presents with clumpy white vaginal discharge and extreme vaginal itching. It is also associated with painful intercourse. A vaginal yeast infection can occur with no particular reason, but does frequently show up after taking antibiotics for an unrelated infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Keith
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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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Could you describe how to tell a yeast infection?

Could you describe how to tell a yeast infection?

Odor, itch, caseous: Generally, a classical odor associated with itch and caseous (cheese-like) "drainage" is typical of vaginal yeast infections. However, other locations such as the oral cavity present with a white coating of the tongue (thrush) or with severe itching between the toes associated with peeling of the skin (tinea pedis). Yeast infections of the bloodstream are serious and life-threatening. ...Read more

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Please describe ways to cure a yeast infection at home?

Yeast: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. ...Read more

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Can you describe how to check for a yeast infection?

Number of tests: Small scraping of suspected material can be examined on a slide after application of "gram" stain, budding yeast cells will stain purple and have a budding structure.. Potassium hydroxide (koh) test uses sample placed in dilute chemical & examined on a slide, the KOH destroys not yeast cells. Bacterial type culture where sample is placted on a culture medium, +ve has a ripe apple type smell. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the early signs of a yeast infection?

Can you please describe the early signs of a yeast infection?

Sxs: May start with burning or itching. 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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Describe treatment for yeast infection in men?

Oral: Best treatment is oral medicine like Diflucan (fluconazole) unless limited only to rash on the skin. Topical rashes can be treated with topical antifungals. ...Read more

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Please describe a severe yeast infection at vagina?

Please describe a severe yeast infection at vagina?

ITCHING/VAGINAL DISC: Severe yeast infection may cause white cheesy discharge associated with intense itching in vagina, burning, often redness and irritation of vagina area.And it may cause appreciable swelling of vulva and may cause painful and frequent urination. ...Read more

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Yeast infection symptoms?

Itchy..: ...With yellow curd like discharge and red vulva. Often confused with vulvar skin irritation which may be treated with 1% Hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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Is yeast infection painful?

Is yeast infection painful?

Symptoms include..: Vaginal itching and a cottage cheese-like discharge could be signs of a vaginal yeast infection. You can try using over the counter yeast infection medication if you have these symptoms. Pain is not typically a symptom of a yeast infection, and should be evaluated by a doctor since it could mean a different diagnosis. ...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