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Group B Strep Yeast Infection
Watery/bloody discharge only during sex. Not BV or yeast. Diagnosed with group b strep infection. Could this be the cause of the excessive discharge?
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
Day 7 of amoxicillin for Strep got yeast infection. Stopped the amoxicillin. Should I be worried for complications from strep stopping it 3 days early?
Be very worried!: You must take all 10 days of the antibiotic to prevent the risk of rheumatic fever and of developing drug-resistant bacteria. Continue it and treat the yeast infection. Call your doc, to see if a a different antibiotic can be used. Or use otc yeast meds and take amoxicillin with 8 oz of water. ...Read more
My son died from intrauterine strep b at 25 weeks. How rare is this? Doctors told me I had a yeast infection and did not do a culture.
Uncommon: Death from intrauterine group b strep is very uncommon. Group b strep colonization of the genital tract and anal region is fairly common. The bacteria is generally not tested for, in a normal uncomplicated pregnancy, until about 34-36 weeks. Treatment of women who are culture positive does not occur until labor or rupture of the membranes. ...Read more
Indefinite: These are infections which can be recurrent. ...Read more
Dr prescribed 1000mg of amoxcillian q12 hrs for strep & uri, it has given me a yeast infection what's the best OTC antifungal to treat secondary infec?
My 7 year old has had a red anal rash for 2 months now. Dr. Has treated for streph, yeast infection, and now testing for pinworm. What is going on?
If vaginal smear is 2. Group, can it still mean there is yeast infection of vulva if itching is present on vulva and smear is 2.Group?
Possible: It's possible to have 2 separate causes of infection. ...Read more
What can this be? I've had this yeast infection for over a year, I keep freaking my self out. It will randomly turn yellow but it won't stay for long, it is sticky and thick. I tried to use the yogurt on a tampon it went away for a few day and then came b
The best decision you have made thus far is the visit you have scheduled with the gynecologist. You simply may have a bacterial vaginosis (bv) as opposed to yeast, which is why the symptoms have not resolved. Also an std check needs to be done to rule out gonorrhea or chlamydia.
Relax and try not to worry. Hopefully you will have an answer and treatment very soon.
Best of luck. ...Read more
Yeast infection: You may eat pretty much anything you like! ...Read more
I took the Plan B pill yesterday and I need to start taking pills for a yeast infection. Is it okay to begin taking them today or will it effect the Plan B?
Yeast infection male: A yeast infection on a man's penis, called candida balanitis, is usually red, irritated patches of skin with occasional pustules. The infections seems to be almost always confined to the glans and corona. It is most commonly seen in men whose partners have yeast infections, in people with diabetes, and those that took antibiotics recently. ...Read more
Homeostasis: Yeast infections can be passed from one partner to another, but most commonly are due to changes in the natural flora of one's vagina. Sometimes environmental changes, dietary changes, exercises changes can cause yeast infections. Most common is use of antibiotics causing a subsequent yeast infection. ...Read more
Is there something from the store that I can look for to see if I have a yeast infection? If so what would that item be?
Itching, and white cottage cheese appearing discharge, are good signs, usually not much odor.
Odor usually implies bacterial source ...Read more
Into vagina: Plain yogurt with live culture of lactobacillus acidophilus without sugar by mouth is a good preventative from yeast infections recurring + worth taking whilst on antibiotics, bvut unlikely to cure established infection. Some women claim to have successfully used home made yogurt popsicles or suppositories. Better still is Mycostatin (nystatin) vaginal cream. ...Read more
Some tips: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. ...Read more
Unlikely serious: Yeast associated problems in otherwise healthy individuals are usually just unpleasant like itching & soreness. Can be transmitted sexually which can cause relationship problems. More commonly problem in diabetics. Serious medical problems can occur in immunocompromised subjects, but not in healthy individuals.. ...Read more