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Swimming could worse a yeast vaginal infection?

Swimming could worse a yeast vaginal infection?

Swimming and yeast: Hello Karla, swimming can cause or worsen a yeast infection. A wet environment promotes the growth of yeasts and so if you do not remove wet swimming clothes promptly or don't dry yourself off then you can worsen a yeast infection. So dry off thoroughly and you should be okay. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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Are all vaginal infections ""yeast infections""?

ABSOLUTELY NOT: Yeast is only one cause of vaginal infections, but it is common. Others are caused by bacteria, like gonorrhea and chlamydia, and bacterial vaginosis. Some viruses also bother the vagina, like herpes and hpv. ...Read more

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Please help. Have reoccurring vaginal infection/yeast and BV in past 6 months meds stopped working?

Please help. Have reoccurring vaginal infection/yeast and BV in past 6 months meds stopped working?

Yeast infection: Yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis can both be transmitted back to you by organisms colonizing the surface of your sexual partner's penis. Have him use topical medications to try and reduce or eliminate this carriage, and treat the yeast infection orally with Fluconazole for one month through a menstrual period while he is doing this. Acidify your vagina with whatever your gyn recommends. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between a yeast infection and other vaginal infections like trichinosis?

How can I tell the difference between a yeast infection and other vaginal infections like trichinosis?

Vaginitis: A physician can examine the nature of the discharge and send off a culture to the lab for examination. Some physicians can look at the discharge under a microscope in their office to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I went to the ER a week ago w/ a yeast and vaginal infection. I have been taking meds for over a week and its not seeming to get better. When will it?

I went to the ER a week ago w/ a yeast and vaginal infection. I have been taking meds for over a week and its not seeming to get better. When will it?

Need another med: Not necessarily every medicine work for every one. You might need a change of medicine, so please see a physician, you also might need a vaginal smear to be ruled out for other types of vaginitis. ...Read more

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Is a white, creamy discharge a sign of a yeast vaginal infection?

Is a white, creamy discharge a sign of a yeast vaginal infection?

Vag discharge: The type of discharge is typical usually of one or the other infection but not diagnostic. You would need a vaginal culture and other tests to confirm what is the nature of infection and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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What are the best foods to eat to help facilitate a normal vaginal pH and prevent yeast/other vaginal infections?

What are the best foods to eat to help facilitate a normal vaginal pH and prevent yeast/other vaginal infections?

Vaginitis: You may be surprised to know that most studies have not shown a link between food and vaginitis. Most important thing is to obtain a complete and thorough evaluation to check for abnormalities which may be causing your symptoms like diabetes. Your md should examine you and perform several tests to assess for abnormal bacteria, yeast, etc. Additionally, they should discuss soaps and other irritants. ...Read more

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I have been fighting a vaginal infection for a year and a half. Been treated for bacterial vaginosis and yeast infection repeatedly. Still not fixed?

I have been fighting a vaginal infection for a year and a half. Been treated for bacterial vaginosis and yeast infection repeatedly. Still not fixed?

Frustrating: The key in recurrent cases is to confirm the diagnosis EACH time with testing so that the proper regimens can be prescribed. Here are some options you can ask your Obgyn about. Boric Acid suppositories can help stabilize the pH and prevent the overgrowth of Yeast and BV. Starting Nuvaring continuously helps maintain normal vaginal pH and can also help prevent. See if those help. ...Read more

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Vaginal infection or reaction? About a month ago I had my first yeast infection which was taken care of. Not long after that I decided for the first time to trim my pubic hair with a razor. It has been about a month now since then and I still have itching

Try: Try using an over the counter yeast infection cream; apply it to the outside of your vagina (affected area) for a few days twice a day. If that does not work visit your doctor for an evaluation. It may be a bacterial infection requiring antibiotics.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have a bladder infection and vaginal infection with e-coli, what can I do.... Had reactions to two of the meds.?

I have a bladder infection and vaginal infection with e-coli, what can I do.... Had reactions to two of the meds.?

Antibiotics: There are numerous classes of antibiotics available to treat UTI depending upon the sensitivity of the offending organism and the history of allergic reactions. Your doctor can usually find alternatives and if not, desensitization may a possible alternative. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed as having a vaginal infection caused by e. Coli. I think I've had it for a year and a half. Could I have PID now?

I was just diagnosed as having a vaginal infection caused by e. Coli. I think I've had it for a year and a half. Could I have PID now?

Pelvic infection: While it's possible for e.Coli to cause pelvic inflammatory disease, it has to transmit up the vagina, then the cervix, then the uterus, and through the tubes, before you experience the pain associated with pid. If you're not in severe pain right now, you may just have a vaginal infection that needs to be treated. ...Read more

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Just found out I've had an e. Coli vaginal infection for a 1 1/2 years. Been running fever for months and WBC elevated. What could be going in?

Chronic vaginitis: It appears that you have a chronic vaginal infection caused by the e coli germ which was probably caused by contamination with stool. Antibiotics and proper wiping technique from front to back should be very helpful. ...Read more

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How to treat irregular surface of labia majora due to vaginitis? It is like rash but not red in colour. Doctor said in have vaginal yeast infection.

Yeast infection: Did the doctor treat you? There are numerous otc products to help with this. If you cannot communicate with your doctor, perhaps your pharmacist will assist. A topical steroid along with the antifungal may be beneficial. ...Read more

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What works against candida krusei vaginal infection?

Clotrimazole: A good drug to try may be topical Clotrimazole (as long as you do not have a known allergy). ...Read more

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I have been cursed with a constant yeast/bacterial vaginal infection. Have tried everything. Have had tests. Extreme itching, a lot of discharge?

Culture & Treatment: Culture to make sure it is yeast. Consider allergy testing. Consider dual therapy such of gyne lotrimin and Diflucan (fluconazole) for a longer treatment. Treat sexual partner at the same time you are being treated. If all else fails, have an immune workup by a specialist. ...Read more

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Back to back yeast infections, a vaginal infection, and a small infection in my intestin. I recently pooped blood and now excessive jelly like sub.?

Need exam: Make sure to have your yeast infections diagnosed by a practitioner. I find that most self diagnosed yeast infections, well, aren't yeast.

With respect to the bowel issues, your fp could help you or refer you to a GI specialist. ...Read more

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What is wrong with me? For over 2 months I have been battling a UTI that has caused the over growth of yeast and bacteria to keep giving me vaginal infections back to back. According to test results I have no current vaginal yeast or bacterial infection,

What is wrong with me? For over 2 months I have been battling a UTI that has caused the over growth of yeast and bacteria to keep giving me vaginal infections back to back. According to test results I have no current vaginal yeast or bacterial infection,

Discharge: Discharge can be normal depending on where you are in your cycle. It is an issue when it has an odor or causes bacterial or vaginal irritation. You did not mention any of these symptoms in your post, which is why I am assuming your doctor said this could be normal. Also typically uti's do not cause vaginal infections, especially when treated. If this problem persists consider asking for additional diagnostic testing.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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Contact vulvitis, vaginitis or yeast infection?

Contact vulvitis, vaginitis or yeast infection?

Neither: Contact vulvitis infers an allergic reaction to something involving the vulva. Usually treated with topical steroids. ...Read more

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Can vaginitis the same as a yeast infection?

Yes and No: Vaginitis means inflammation of the vagina. It has several different causes including yeast infection. It is also commonly caused by trichomonas and bacterial vaginosis.
So yeast infection can cause vaginitis but not all cases are due to yeast. ...Read more

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What exactly is the difference between vaginitis and a yeast infection?

The cause: Vaginitis is an infection of the vagina. It can be a yeast, bacteria or virus.It is important to sort out-see your dr for guidance. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Fleishman
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Vaginitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the vagina that can result in discharge, itching, and pain. The cause is usually a change in the normal balance of vaginal bacteria or an infection. Reduced estrogen levels after menopause and some skin disorders ...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