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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)
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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
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
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 more
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
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
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
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
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
Just started microgestin fe (bc) and now have a yeast infection. I take probiotics everyday, so I never get yeast infections. Is it from the new meds?
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
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