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Foods That Cause Yeast Infections In Women
True: Change out of a wet swim suit or damp exercise clothing promptly. ...Read more
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
Cool and Dry: Anything that increases moisture or heat in the vaginal area can increase your risk of yeast. Avoid the bathtub, wear cotton underware or none at all, avoid panty hose, skinny pants and staying in a wet swimsuit. Wear more skirts. Diet can help as well. Eating dairy with active, live cultures can help vaginal, bladder and colon health. Dannon, activia and greek yougurts as well as kefir may help. ...Read more
Do bubble baths and bath bombs cause UTIs or yeast infections in women? I love bubble baths, but heard this and was worried it was true...
No : The vulva is a sensitive region. Some women find contact with certain chemicals irritating. This may include scented soaps or bubble baths. For other women this causes no problems at all. It will not cause infection. If based on your past history you enjoy bubble baths then you are welcome to continue ...Read more
Yeast infections: Eating foods with yeast doesn't give you a yeast infection. However, most foods that contain yeast are carbohydrates, breads, cakes, etc. For people who are predisposed to diabetes or have diabetes, eating a lot of those foods can keep their blood sugar levels elevated. That makes the yeast grow faster. In areas where yeast is already present, like under breasts, groin, vagina, it will overgrow. ...Read more
See below: Candida vaginitis can be caused by overgrowth during or after antibiotic treatment. Growth of vaginal yeasts is favored by high estrogen levels as in users of oral bcp's. It is also higher in those who use the contraceptive sponge and iud's. It is associated with high blood sugar levels in diabetics. Tight insulating clothes also predisposes. ...Read more
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I am a 20-year-old female and I have continuous yeast infections, one week I have one then I don't for a few days then I do for a week what can cause?
I'm a 22-year-old female with two children . I have a yeast infection. Can yeast infections cause bumps?
Would a brand new hot tub only used by me- still potentially cause infections such as uti or yeast infection in a woman?
Does condom cause yeast infections in both male and female? If so, which brand can be used safely? What is the criteria if any?
On the contrary: Condoms can protect you & your partner from transmitting or becoming infected with a sexually transmitted diseases including yeast infections. Ideally, condom school fit snugly, neither too loose nor too tight. Brands may vary by drug store. Suggest you ask a same sex pharmacist which brands available at their pharmacy she/he recommends. ...Read more
Other medications: Monistat should not cause an increase in vaginal irritation. The underlying yeast infection can though. If this is happening to you then consider using a different brand of yeast medication. Oral medication is also available. Sometimes this means that the problem is not yeast but rather some other infection. Testing by an obgyn can be done ...Read more
What is the infection called when a woman has a vaginal yeast infection, what causes this and what is the best treatment.?
I am female, over 60/concerned that the fleshy part of my external urethra is a bright red. What causes this? I do not have a UTI or yeast infection.
May be a caruncle...: What you described most likely represents the occurrence of urethral caruncle — a 0.5-1 cm papular lesion from protrusion of posterior aspect of urethra, which is benign & usually asymptomatic, occurs to menopausal women, and requires no Rx, but occasionally still needs some Rx to shrink it or remove or biopsy it. Detail? Ask urologist timely. ...Read more
Can food poisoning cause stomach to swell and bloat and then develop a vaginal yeast infection if antibiotics are taken?
Yes to both: Antibiotics taken for food poisoning could alter the normal flora in the body in general and make the vagina more susceptible to infection with yeast. You may try over the counter remedy for vaginal yeast infection and if that does not work, it would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more
Fungus: Yeasts are microscopic organisms that are a type of fungus. Abnormal overgrowth of these fungi happen in a "yeast infection". This can be triggered by changes in ph (acidity) of the environment / anatomic location or by other factors such as taking antibiotics (which cause altered flora). Decreased immune system function may also be related to yeast infections. Hope that this helps. ...Read more
Yeast infection: A yeast infection results from an overgrowth of yeast anywhere in the body. The growth of yeast is normally limited by our immune system and normal body bacteria. If there is a compromise in our immune system or when taking medications such as antibiotics or steroids, yeast can become so numerous that they cause infections, particularly in warm and moist areas of our body. ...Read more
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
It can contribute: Yeast infections are due to a fungus called candida which is normally found in the vagina. However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it can lead to overgrowth of yeast. Some causes of overgrowth: antibiotics, ^ estrogen (pregnancy or some birth control pills), malfunctioning immune system, diabetes mellitus as well as friction against vaginal tissues (intercourse) and douching. ...Read more