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I am using symbicort for 2years, the last 5 weeks I have a hoarse voice. My physician told me to stop symbicort and take now fluconazole because he thinks I have a yeast infection at the level of my pharynx/larynx. In my mouth there is no yeast infection

I am using symbicort for 2years, the last 5 weeks I have a hoarse voice. My physician told me to stop symbicort and take now fluconazole because he thinks I have a yeast infection at the level of my pharynx/larynx. In my mouth there is no yeast infection

Vocal cords: You may have a low grade vocal cord fungal infection or irritation from the use of these inhalers over an extender period of time. Please consult an ENT specialist for direct visualization of the posterior pharynx and larynx (flexible nasopharyngolaryngoscopy) ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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What can cause a yeast infection?

What can cause a yeast infection?

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

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What is yeast infection caused by?

What is yeast infection caused by?

Candida: It is caused by one of several fungi of the genus candida. The most common is candida albicans. There are other types of yeasts that do not cause vaginal infections but do cause infectons elsewhere such as the blood. ...Read more

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What is a yeast infection caused from?

What is a yeast infection caused from?

Immunocom: Immunocompromised patients and patinets on antibiotics, may also result from xerostoma and poorly fitting dentures and partials. ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes you to get a yeast infection?

Please tell me what causes you to get a yeast infection?

Yeast sites vary: Yeast infections usually occur in the oral passages, vagina, foreskin and penis, and in the skin where there are creases (armpits, groin, breasts). Taking antibiotics kills the good bacteria allowing the yeast to grow. High blood sugar and taking cortisone type medications also favor yeast growth. Yeast can be transmitted during sexual actvity as well. Warm moist areas favor yeast growth. ...Read more

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Could stress cause yeast infection?

Yes: Severe or chronic stress is known to have a negative effect on the immune system and could plausibly increase the likelihood of getting a yeast infection. Additionally, there have been some studies which support the link between stress and vaginal yeast infections. ...Read more

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Can acyclavair cause yeast infection?

Can acyclavair cause yeast infection?

No: Acyclovir is an antiviral agent. It is very specific to the molecular machinery of some herpes viruses. It does not suppress the immune system nor does it increase the liklihood of a yeast infection. ...Read more

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Can hemrrhoids cause yeast infections?

No, similar symptoms: Hemorrhoids don't cause yeast infections, but some of the symptoms can be similar, with anal irritation and itching. Don't guess at the diagnosis or treatment; better to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection cause you to miscarry?

No: The best documented risk factors for spontaneous abortion are advanced maternal age, maternal smoking, and previous history of spontaneous abortion. Most miscarriages are caused by embryonic chromosomal abnormalities and exposure to teratogens. Certain maternal infections can result in spontaneous abortion. However, vaginal yeast infection (candidiasis) is not one of them. ...Read more

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What causes rid of a yeast infection naturally?

What causes rid of a yeast infection naturally?

See below: I assume you refer to yeast vaginitis. Effective treatments include vaginal preparations that contain nystatin, miconazole, clotrimazole, butoconazole, terconazole and tioconazole. Most of these are available over the counter without a prescription. There is no way to get rid of yeast vaginitis "naturally". ...Read more

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What would be some causes for frequent yeast infections?

Frequent yeast infec: There's no easy answer to this question. Partner harboring yeast but not being treated for that is often the case. Co-existence of other infections such as bacterial vaginosis which may not be identified is another issue.
Using tampons and certain hygiene products that may be offensive to the vagina may predispose women to recurrences. ...Read more

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What causes vigan itching when you don't have yeast infection?

What causes vigan itching when you don't have yeast infection?

There are: Many many other reasons for vaginal itching including but not limited to DRYNESS and estrogen deficiency! This needs the attention of your GYN specialist

Hope this is helpful!

Dr Z ...Read more

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Can yeast infection cause cramps?

Can yeast infection cause cramps?

Rarely: Yeast infections usually only grow on the surface of mucous membranes (mouth, throat, vagina) ; skin. Rarely, they can migrate up the urethra ; cause bladder infection in wh/case you might have cramping. Persons on peritoneal dialysis can get yeast peritonitis ; they would have cramping. A intra-abdominal infection w/yeast (post surgery; bowel spill) may have cramps. Otherwise its uncommon. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection cause nausea?

Can a yeast infection cause nausea?

Candidal vaginitis: If you are referring to vaginal candidiasis it is not likely to produce nausea. If this persists, go and see a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can biotin cause yeast infections?

Unlikely: But if you want to be sure, stop taking the biotin and see if the yeast infections don't come as often any more or disappear entirely ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection cause cramps?

Can a yeast infection cause cramps?

Vaginal yeast: Infection does not normally cause cramps. 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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Can condoms cause a yeast infection?

Can condoms cause a yeast infection?

Highly unlikely: Unless the condom had been open some time & become contaminated, highly unlikely that it could cause a yeast problem. Remote possibility: if condom had spermicidal agent on it, that may have somehow upset the balance between yeast and normal bacteria in the vagina, but have never seen that reported before. ...Read more

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Can yeast infections cause sterility?

No: Candida yeast infections are rather common and generally do not cause serious medical conditions in normal men and women, so such infections would not make a person sterile. ...Read more

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Can Percocet cause a yeast infection?

Not that I know of: While chronic overuse of certain opioids, particularly methadone, has been shown to cause some mild immune system problems in some patients, taking Percocet in usual doses should not cause this problem. Talk to your OB/GYN provider. ...Read more

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Can diet pills cause yeast infection?

Can diet pills cause yeast infection?

Not unless: They elevated your blood sugar. But, they won't help you lose weight either once you stop them (if prescription) or at all (if OTC). Learn to eat less and exercise more. ...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