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How Can I Manage A Persistent 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
Topical treatment: Jock itch or tinea cruris is a fungal skin infection in the groin/inner thigh. It is characterized by a red itching rash in this location with small satellite lesions. It is easily cured with topical or oral antifungal treatment. Terbinafine, miconazole, econazole and Clotrimazole creams are effective and available over the counter. Oral Fluconazole or itraconazole are used for unresponsive inf. ...Read more
D/W your physician: 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
I have been treating a yeast infection for over 4 days now and see no progress. Continual itching, burning,
irritation. What to do?
Persistent burning after urination even after treating a yeast infection. It goes away when I drink a lot of water. What could this be?
Can a persistent vaginal yeast infection mean you have hiv? I have tested six times at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 months. One exposure . Partner neg at 6 months
Can i give my 4month old cephalexin for a persistent yeast infection rash? Nothing else is working and he is miserable
I have a persistent, non-albicans vaginal yeast infection. I have been treated with itracanazole and boric acid. Are there any other treatments?
Candida: This depends entirely on the species of Candida and its potential sensitivity to antifungals. What is more, sometimes it may be difficult to eliminate Candida without co-treatment of your sexual partner. You must also be aware that difficulty in elimination of Candida may be a manifestation of immune deficiency. Have you been tested for HIV? See an infectious diseases expert. Good luck. ...Read more
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