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Getting Yeast Infection
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
Foods for Yeast: These candida diet foods help eliminate Candida Albicans from your body. Green leafy vegetables (including plenty of raw garlic), protein foods (beef, chicken, eggs, fish that are antibiotic and hormone free), live yogurt cultures (both dairy and non-dairy, ) whey, acidophilus (non-sweetened types of yogurt), green algae (such as chlorella), nuts and seeds, healthy oils (olive, canola, fish) no. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is not normal: No it is not. If genital, usually antibiotics can change vaginal flora and lead to most commonly candidiasis ( Candida albicans). However other reasons such as low immunity, venereal, high or alkaline pH of the vagina may lead to candidiasis. Most likely a thorough history and possible gyn exam at your PCP will lead to explanation. Treatment is widely available. ...Read more
Not directly: Yeast from the stool will readily move into and establish an infection on irritated skin. If the preservatives or chemicals in the wipe aggravate an existing irritated area, it might allow yeast to take hold. Home made wipes using baby oil and paper towels can avoid this when used on irritated skin. ...Read more
Comorbid conditions: Yeast infection in the blood or fungemia is most commonly cause by Candida. It is the 4th most common bloodstream infection among hospitalized patients in the United States. People at high risk for developing candidemia include: ICU patients, surgical patients, use of central venous catheters (esp. TPN), immune systems are weakened ( e.g. HIV/AIDS), and very low birth weight infants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Both are very common infections.Get a more detailed answer ›
Avoid tight fitting : Undergarments , like panty hose, etc.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not exactly: Yeast infections are caused by a fungus called candida. Candida can cause serious eye infections including corneal ulcers and endophthalmitis. However, it would be extremely rare to have a yeast infection in the eye in the sense that you are asking about, unless you are severely immunocompromised (suppressed immune system). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible.: Yeast infection in adult women have different risk factors, like Diabetes, use of antibiotics or steroids, pregnancy, constrictive nonporous under garments, immunocompromise, use of IUD. Children are also colonised easily especially with presence of diarrhoea and use of antibiotics. Use of disposable diapers makes it very likely. As you already have it, infant can get easily colonised. ...Read more
If I use condom i get yeast infection if i don't i still get it and when i don't have sex i don't get it what is wrong with me?
Yeast with sex: My first thought is if you are reacting to the friction, the natural lubrication of your vaginal tissues or any lube or other products or toys your partners are using. There are lots of reasons for vaginal yeast. It may behoove you to look at some of the naturopathic writings about this online. ...Read more
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