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Candida cause itching, how do I treat this?

Candida cause itching, how do I treat this?

If you haven't had a: Yeast infection before - have it definitively diagnosed by your physician or gynecologist. Over- the- counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, (tioconazole) gynazole, femcare, gyne-lotrimin; mycelex. ...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


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Can candidia cause itching or mimic infection recurringly like herpes?

Can candidia cause itching or mimic infection recurringly like herpes?

Yes, Sort Of: Candida can certainly cause itching and spots but not usually like herpes sores. ...Read more

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Can a vaginal yeast infection not cause itching?

Can a vaginal yeast infection not cause itching?

Yes: There is yeast in the vagina frequently which isn't causing any symptoms. Vaginal yeast infections only need to be treated if it is causing uncomfortable itching. ...Read more

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I have severe prostatitis and anal itching, a urethral swab has revealed thrush (candida). Could this be the cause of my symptoms?

I have severe prostatitis and anal itching, a urethral swab has revealed thrush (candida). Could this be the cause of my symptoms?

No: If you culture there you will grow a variety of organisms, including yeast. Assuming you are taking antibiotic for prostatitis. you will have increased candida. You may need treatment for this. Candida does not cause severe prostatitis. It may be responsible for some itch. Anal itch is usually due to fecal soiling. Avoid scrubbing. After a BM, first clean with paper, then clean with lotion INSIDE ...Read more

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I have a candida infection between my buttocks. Trying prescrip cream. I also have itching all over my body with no rash. Could this also be due to candida or something else?

I have a candida infection between my buttocks. Trying prescrip cream. I also have itching all over my body with no rash. Could this also be due to candida or something else?

See PCP.: I see you are using Imuran (azathioprine) for crohn's disease which can cause unexplained itching. Candidiasis is usually a superinfection caused by lowered immune system. You need to go back to your pcp for a possible systemic antifungal and perhaps a script for the itching. ...Read more

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Can parapsilosis candida in intestine lead to itch all over body after every single food? How about h pylori in stomach? Whcih one is more likely to lead to itching all over the body?

Can parapsilosis candida in intestine lead to itch all over body after every single food? How about h pylori in stomach? Whcih one is more likely to lead to itching all over the body?

Neither: C. Parapsilosis cause inhospital blood infections-potentially fatal. H pylori lives in stomach, can cause ulcers, inflammation, can be prerequisite for stomach cancers. Rarely associated with some lymphomas. Itching is a very nonspecific symptom-lots of causes. Itching can be a symptom of lymphoma, among others. See your doc. ...Read more

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Can low iron cause itching skin, can not find any environmental causes. Was on a period for almost 4 months, itches started after that stopped.

Can low iron cause itching skin, can not find any environmental causes. Was on a period for almost 4 months, itches started after that stopped.

Yes: Low iron has been reported to be a cause of itchy skin and even hair loss. If you have had a period for 4 months, it is a highly likely problem. Hope you have been followed by your GYN doctor re. The period as well since it is by no means normal. At the minimum, get a CBC to check for anemia.. ...Read more

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Vaginal opening always itches one day after sex, and goes off after about a week. No yeast infection or BV, what is the cause?

Vaginal opening always itches one day after sex, and goes off after about a week. No yeast infection or BV, what is the cause?

Simple irritation: Irritation from something chemical or physical. If condoms or lubricants are used, it could be an irritant response to that or perhaps if your partner uses fragranced soaps or other products on the genital area that could provoke what you're describing. Simple stretching/trauma from the act of sex could be the cause, but that would tend to improve with repeated encounters so seems less likely. ...Read more

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Had fever for five days- noticed yellowish, cottage cheese-like discharge last night. Itches slightly Is it likely a fever can cause yeast infections?

Yes: But if sexually active be sure not a std. Sounds like yeast but still get a pap and culture if any risk. Could also be vaginosis [not usually std but overflow of gardeneral bacteria, fishy odor /frothy] ...Read more

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How can I avoid itching the weeping wound: (im on clox for staph and candida, how do stop the weeping?

Weeping wound: You need a proper bandage to adsorb the weeping from the wounds. While you find a wound center or a clinician familiar with wounds, put a simple bandage or dressing on the wound. There may be something else to help the weeping, like compression if the wound is on the leg, that could help but this needs to be determined in person. ...Read more

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What to do? Having ureaplasma and candida and some other urin bacteria and feeling something between pain and itching in the anal region. Asap

What to do? Having ureaplasma and candida and some other urin bacteria and feeling something between pain and itching in the anal region. Asap

Vaginal discomfort: There could be many causes of your symptoms. Are you taking antibiotics for the infections? If so, you may not be targeting the infection that is causing the symptoms. Call your gynecologist for an appointment for further evaluation - dr. Mchale has moved and my new office number is 702-740-0500! hope to see you soon! ...Read more

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No STDs or candida but have itching & white discharge. Tried all yeast meds, nothing works! I need help, what could be wrong?

No STDs or candida but have itching & white discharge. Tried all yeast meds, nothing works! I need help, what could be wrong?

Vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis is another cause. clindamycin or metronidazole vaginal application for 5-7 days at night might work. Also your doctor might suggest a vaginal douche if treatment for bacterial vaginosis is unsucessful. Oral medication is also an option. Your doctor may already have tested for this, so discuss the options with your doctor ...Read more

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My vagina's been itching for a couple of days. Now im on period and the itching goes off and on again. If it was candida, wouldn't the itching increase?

Not necessarily: Candida (yeast) infection is usually a matter of balance between the yeast and the body's defense mechanisms. If the yeast are winning, the itching gets worse. If the body is winning, the itching may disappear. ...Read more

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Are vaginitis, itching, or women's candida truly related to diet (or is that a myth)? I take fish oil and a multivitamin, but also eat dark chocolate!

Are vaginitis, itching, or women's candida truly related to diet (or is that a myth)? I take fish oil and a multivitamin, but also eat dark chocolate!

Mostly myth: If you have a food allery, you can develop a rash and / or itching as a result and those symptoms could manifest as vaginal irritaion. Otherwise diet has no relationship to episodes of vaginitis that is more likely related to etioloies such as - infectious, hormonal, diabetes related, contact dermatitis, or foreign body related episodes of vaginitis. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have candida at 18 years old?! What are the symptoms because I have acid reflux, and itching all over, dandruff, acne. Help me please!

Is it possible to have candida at 18 years old?! What are the symptoms because I have acid reflux, and itching all over, dandruff, acne. Help me please!

That's NOT candida: Christine, if you buy into the "I've got candida! " cult, you'll be taken for a ride for the rest of your life. You've never heard of one of these folks actually being cured, have you? Or ever feeling well again? It's a cruel scam. Reflux is common. Dandruff is common. Acne is common. All three are VERY manageable -- if you choose the path of science rather than bunko "pop" cult medicine. ...Read more

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Extreme vaginal itching. Tested neg for candida, gardnerella, trichomonas. No contact with new soaps, shampoos, meds etc. No douching. What could it be?

Extreme vaginal itching. Tested neg for candida, gardnerella, trichomonas. No contact with new soaps, shampoos, meds etc. No douching. What could it be?

Contact allergy?: It is unusual to have a drug reaction confined to the vaginal area. There are other potential causes including allergy to latex condom and semen. See an allergist if this problem persists. ...Read more

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I had a red, dry, itchy rash on my thigh for 2 weeks that kept getting bigger because I scratched. It stopped itching and turned purple the day I applied fluconazole left-over from vaginal candida treatment. So, was my thigh rash from candida?

I had a red, dry, itchy rash on my thigh for 2 weeks that kept getting bigger because I scratched. It stopped itching and turned purple the day I applied fluconazole left-over from vaginal candida treatment. So, was my thigh rash from candida?

Did it improve?: It is never a good idea to use prescription medication for uses other than for what it was prescribed. That being said the question here is did your rash improve after applying the anti fungal cream? If so then most likely this was a fungal infection. If not improved consider a virtual visit with an image of the area attached and a Healthtap doctor can help you now. ...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


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