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Doctor insights on: Do Yeast Infections Burn

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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 it possible to have a yeast infection with only burning and itching?

Is it possible to have a yeast infection with only burning and itching?

Yes: In women, yeast infections are the second most common reason for vaginal burning, itching, and discharge. Yeasts are found in the vagina of 20% to 50% of healthy women and can overgrow if the environment in the vagina changes. Antibiotic and steroid use is the most common reason for yeast overgrowth. But pregnancy, menstruation, sperm, diabetes, and birth control pills also can contribute to it. ...Read more

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Can you have a yeast infection with just white thick discharge? No itch or burning

Can you have a yeast infection with just white thick discharge? No itch or burning

Yes: Infection is the invasion of a host organism's body tissues by disease-causing agents, their multiplication, and the reaction of host tissues to these organisms and the toxins they produce whereas colonization is when this specie populates and occupy the area. So you can have the discharge in colonization which often leads to the infection. You may have no symptoms but a doctor may find tissue rxt ...Read more

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Hi I just applied lotramen ultra to my yeast infection as per doctors orders but the burning sensation is very overwhelming what do i do?

Ask for Lotrisone: it contains hydrocortisone OR.....mix a small bean sized drop of 1% hydrocortisone with the Lotrimin: use a Q-tip to mix the 2 creams and do not apply with your fingers: always use a Q-tip. ...Read more

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If an OTC yeast infection insert burns a little after inserting, does that mean it's working? It stops soon after and I'm only on day 3/7

If an OTC yeast infection insert burns a little after inserting, does that mean it's working? It stops soon after and I'm only on day 3/7

Can't say....: Burning doesn't mean it's working, or that it's not working. It probably is just that your yeast infection is making your genital area more sensitive to any chemical. However, if there is any doubt about the diagnosis, see a doctor or clinic for confirmation. For sure get seen professionally if yeast symptoms continue after you have finished 7 days treatment. ...Read more

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Is their any home remedies i can use tonight for some relief form a yeast infection with burning ?

Is their any home remedies i can use tonight for some relief form a yeast infection with burning  ?

Fresh Yogurt: Introducing live Lactobacillus via a small douche (about 2 tablespoons in 1 cup of warm water) soothes the itch and creates competition with the offending yeast. This is best followed up with a screen for other STD's, and diet assessment to rule out high sugar levels as a cause for the overgrowth of yeast. Invite your partner join you in a search for a source of the yeast or other STDs. Treat then ...Read more

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Horrible yeast infection and while showering used a ph balance wash and it caused major burning should I have not used it?!?

Probably not...: The tissue affected by a yeast infection can be quite raw. Certain soaps or washes can be irritating. While you probably didn't do any permanent harm, its not a good idea to use something that hurts. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Having vaginal burning. Yeast infection or vaginal dryness?

Could be either: Cannot tell you without an exam, could also be a herpes infection or a vaginal dystrophy, there are many conditions that could cause burning in someone your age , you need to see your gyn. ...Read more

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Do all yeast infection medicine give you the burning, itchy, stinging feeling?

Yeast infection: It sounds like you must be talking about a topical cream or suppository. I recommend you see a doctor and get a prescription for an oral medication to kill the yeast. ...Read more

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Burning and irritation during sex? I had a yeast infection but it's over with now though. How can I fix it?

Visit doc: Visit your gyn asap. This could be an infection or just inflammation from intercourse. This could also be left over irritation from the previous yeast infection. ...Read more

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I have been treating a yeast infection for over 4 days now and see no progress. Continual itching, burning, irritation. What to do?

I have been treating a yeast infection for over 4 days now and see no progress. Continual itching, burning, 
irritation. What to do?

GYN exam: please see a GYN for a comprehensive pelvic examination and testing for all female infection. Please do not continue to treat this yourself. ...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