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What should you get yeast infection from?

What should you get yeast infection from?

Yourself: A vaginal yeast infection is really just an overgrowth of the yeast that is usually present in low numbers in the vagina. When that yeast overgrows, you begin to have the typical symptoms - discharge, itching, urinary frequency, pain with sex, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Can men get yeast infection?

Can men get yeast infection?

Yes: This is more likely in men who are not circumcised. ...Read more

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Where can a man get yeast infection?

Anywhere: A man can get a yeast infection in and around the penis, groin area, between his toes or anywhere on the body that is warm and moist. ...Read more

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I get yeast infection often in the summer why?

See below: Heat and perspiration contribute. Please also be checked to be sure you don't have diabetes. ...Read more

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What can u eat to help not get yeast infection?

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 more

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Is it normal to get yeast infection twice a month?

Is it normal to get yeast infection twice a month?

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

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Can you get yeast infection from baby wipes?

Can you get yeast infection from baby wipes?

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

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How can you get yeast infection in your blood?

How can you get yeast infection in your blood?

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 more

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Do you only get yeast infection if you have broken your hymen?

Do you only get yeast infection if you have broken your hymen?

No: Yeast infections can occur in virgins. The can be caused by moisture (wearing wet bathing suits, gym clothes), tight jeans or spandex, diabetes, etc. ...Read more

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Could someone get yeast infection from sweating a lot?

Maybe: You can get yeast infection if you are low in autoimmune condition or Diabetic or on antibiotic med besides sweating a lot, sequale to above condition. But by only sweating probably not. Take care ...Read more

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Can you get yeast infection in your eye?

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 more

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Can a man get yeast infection without having sex?

It is possible: Possible if his organ comes in contact with a infected item.
He can also have it when using antibiotics. ...Read more

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Husband has fungal infec on back ongoing. Intercourse I get yeast infection, is this related?

Husband has fungal infec on back ongoing. Intercourse I get yeast infection, is this related?

Fungus: If your husband has a fungal infection, althouhg it seems primarily on his back he could have elswhere on body. Yes, I think this might be related especially if it is a recurrent problem. ...Read more

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How do you get yeast infection in mouth from food?

NO: Yeast is a normal resident in the mouth but becomes problematic if it "over" grows. ...Read more

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How come I always get yeast infection-like symptoms during my period?

How come I always get yeast infection-like symptoms during my period?

Hormone plays part.: Due to increase level of hormones right before period it changes the ph in the vagina and glucose content of the cell that makes the enviornment more favorable for yeast cells to thrive. So you might be having mild yeast infection cyclically as a possibility. ...Read more

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Can my daughter get yeast infection if I take bath with her while I have it? She is 7 months old

Can my daughter get yeast infection if I take bath with her while I have it? She is 7 months old

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

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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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8y with B/F, 5 years ago started to get yeast infection evrytme after oral sex or if saliva has contact, how can I stop it from coming back evrytime?

Recurrent yeast: Recurrent vaginal yeast infections are pretty common. However, they usually are not transmitted by either oral or genital intercourse, maybe not related to your partner. See doctor to confirm diagnosis and make sure you have no special predisposing cause, like diabetes. Usually recurrent vaginal yeast infections can be prevented by taking fluconazole (Diflucan) once a week by mouth. ...Read more

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Can you get yeast infection/ thrush from friction during sex?

Can you get yeast infection/ thrush from friction during sex?

Yes: If one of the partners has this infection, it can be transfered during sex, usually from microscopic breaks in the lining of the vagina or the penis during the activity. Best to use a condom if the infection is active and see a urologist or gynecologist to treat the condition so this is not an issue. ...Read more

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What is the cause of yeast infection? How can you get yeast infection? Is it an STD type disease?

Opportunist germ: Yeast infection come from the spores (seeds) of the yeast that are present all around us. Yeast makes up at least 5% of the dry weight of your poo & self contamination of the tissues surrounding the genitals is always possible. After spores come in contact with moist irritated skin, they can live off the serum oozing from that irritation & produce a rash. They don't require sex for their spread. ...Read more

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My boyfriends ejaculation burns me and cause me to get yeast infection why? Doesn't burn when he ejaculates outside. We are wanting to have a baby

You may be hyper: Sensitive to his sperm fluid, which may be a little acidic which is normal. Yeast infection typically happens when the pH environment in your vagina gets out of whack, so frequent changes in pH will encourage that to happen. And frequent exposure to foreign "substances" can do that. Also the best way to get pregnant is to chart ovulation so you maximize your chance when you ovulate. ...Read more

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I'm always sick & having 2 take antibiotics every 1-2 months and I always get yeast infections from them. I'm getting really tired of them, is it normal to get a yeast infection from antibiotics?

Antibiotics: You can your change your vaginal flora when taking antibiotics. You should tell your doctor this so you can take less antibiotics and also use over the counter yeast medications. ...Read more

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How can I get yeast infection? What are its complications? Will it lead to STD even if you have only one sex partner?

Opportiunistic: Yeast infections are opportunistic infections, no matter where they occur. If you have been on an antibiotics for a period of time, that is a frequent side-effect in some women. There are otc medicines for these issues, in early stages, and you are sure it is indeed a yeast infection. No real complications, but deal with it in a fairly rapid manner, and it will not give you any stds. ...Read more

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For the last three months right before I start my period I get yeast infection like symptoms (itching and discharge).What could it be?

For the last three months right before I start my period I get yeast infection like symptoms (itching and discharge).What could it be?

Vaginal discharge: Any new, abnormal, or unexplained vaginal discharge needs professional evaluation. At age 18, STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas) are good possibilities, assuming you are sexually active. Yeast also is possible, but yeast infections usually cause itching and irritation with not much discharge. See a doctor ASAP. Good luck! ...Read more

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Y when u get ur tong pierced they say u will get Yeast infection in ur mouth if u drink milk, but when u have a cut in mouth and drink milk ur fine?

Y when u get ur tong pierced they say u will get Yeast infection in ur mouth if u drink milk, but when u have a cut in mouth and drink milk ur fine?

Not correct: Yeast infections are more common in people with poor immune function, and have little to do with where or how the cut happens. Preterm babies get oral thrush because of weak immune function ...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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