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Do Yeast Infections Always Mean Something Weak In The Immune System
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
Caught a yeast infection after having sex does this mean I have a weak immune system worried I have underlying cancer or something horrible help!
Educate yourself: Any guy can catch a yeast infection down there from a girl or just being himself. It's got nothing to do with your immune system. It's common. You're almost a grown man. One of the finest gifts you can give yourself and the women in your life is to be a responsible, educated lover. Start using condoms and read a couple of good books. And welcome to the new joys and responsibilities of being a man. ...Read more
What could cause both canker sores and a yeast infection? Could this be from a weak immune system?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
22y/of. Monthly vaginal yeast infections. This month hsv2 outbreak also. Superinfection? Low immune system? How2 treat? Ev coconut oil work?
See an OB/GYN: This is not necessarily any immune defect. This can happen to totally normal women. For best management, however, a trained experience clinician with good communication skills would be the best person to discuss this with. ...Read more
Can a vaginal yeast infection possibly cause sepsis in a person with Lyme disease (immune system)?
Girlfriend on co-amoxiclav think she developed a yeast infection we had intercourse now I am showing symptoms does this mean I have a weak immune syst?
Not necessarily: You don't say what your symptoms are, but it is entirely possible for your sexual partner to transmit fungal colonization to your penis and if you have an abrasion or other issue for you to become symptomatic. This has nothing to do with your overall immune function. Sounds like your anxiety disorder may be functioning. Good luck and best ...Read more
Conceivable: But you do not say if you are a man or woman, where the yeast infections are occurring. If this is vaginal, not necessarily due to immune disorder. If oral, get checked asap for hiv, etc. When yeast vaginitis recurs frequently you may be becoming reinfected by your male partner, who should smear anti-fungal cream on his penis while you are being treated for your vaginitis. ...Read more
Exposed?: Any time that you are concerned about the possibility that you have been exposed to HIV disease, get tested. Better safe than sorry. Recurrent yeast infections may have varying causes, not the least of which having your sexual partner recolonize your vagina with the yeast on his penis. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
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