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How Can I Stop Recurring Breast Infections
Breastfeed: Hard to control completely, but mastitis (an infection in the milk production glands) can be improved (and possibly avoided) by emptying the milk ducts completely. When infection is detected, pump or feed frequently in the affected area. Don't blame yourself, however, if you end up needing antibiotics - which can happen despite excellent emptying of the breast. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Recurrent sinusitis: Assuming you have periods of complete relief between your sinus infections (meaning not a chronic lingering infection) then you likely have nasal allergies likely predisposing the problem. If you can get the allergies under control, you will significantly reduce your recurring sinus infections. If allergies are not the culprit, then try a daily regimen of nasal saline irrigations for hygiene. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lucid Dreaming: Hypnotic suggestion & "lucid dreaming" techniques have been shown 2 help people learn 2 redirect fears/anxieties that surface in dreams. E.G., w/recurring nightmares, experiment w/ "re-writing" the storyline so its not frightening: 1st, vividly imagine/retell the new story while awake. 2nd, "replay" new story 2 urself before sleep. Kids tend 2 respond well 2 hypnotic suggestion/lucid techniques! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Find out the cause: Find out the cause with the help of 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>>. ...Read more
Vaginal candida: The best way to keep from getting recurrent vaginal candidiasis is to cut sugar out of your diet. But you also may need to re-establish healthy vaginal bacteria especially after taking antibiotics.The best way to do this is by inserting the contents of a lactobacillus acidophilus capsule into your vaginal canal. For more information, please order a consult. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I keep getting reoccurring urinary tract infections and every now and then bacterial infections how can I prevent it or help the problem?
See below: The number one thing to do is to make that you are wiping front to back as this will help prevent utis. Also, if you are a diabetic you want to get this under control as elevated blood sugars increase your risk for utis. Also consider seeing your doctor for a pelvic if you have not had one. ...Read more
Suppression: If the offender is c albicans, suppress with Diflucan (fluconazole) once or twice weekly. If atypical yeast ( not c albicans), boric acid capsules vaginally (compounded by a pharmacist) twice daily for two weeks. Also consider probiotics designed for the vagina. This is discussed in detail in ask your gynecologist. For more information www.Askyourgynecologist.Org. ...Read more
Carefully: A fibroadenoma of the breast is a benign tumor and can be safely followed with observation. However, the only way to know that it is a fibroadenoma is to have it biopsied. If it is confirmed to be benign, observation is appropriate, until it has changed - then repeat biopsy is needed. It may be more reasonable to have it excised, an not take a chance on missing a cancer. ...Read more
Navel yeast infection. How can I treat it? How can it be avoided. Am overweight. :( get lots of yeast infections under breasts, female parts. :(
Vaginal yeast: Nuvaring won't cause yeast, but any vaginal manipulation could trigger it -- for example, if your ring was recently inserted. There are several effective over the counter vaginal meds for yeast. Look for active ingredient ending in "azole". All work well; choose based on cost and convenience. But get care first if any doubt about the diagnosis. For example, vaginal discharge usually isn't yeast. ...Read more
Treat the source: You almost certainly have chronic yeast overgrowth in your intestines, known as intestinal candidiasis. Until addressed your recurrent yeast infections will persist. This is treated with a low starch diet, probiotics & antifungal drugs or herbs. See http://www.Huffingtonpost.Com/dr-mark-hyman/yeast-infection-symptoms_b_657354.Html & http://bodyecology.Com/articles/yeast_infections.Php#.Uwkzjhlrbl9. ...Read more
Remove obstruction: Mastitis occurs from a plugged duct, which is often due to anything that hampers milk flow, ie an obstruction. This may be from an ill fitting bra or lack of complete emptying of the breast during a feeding. Diets high in saturated fat and sodium also increase your risk of plugged ducts. So, allow your baby to nurse long enough to soften your breast, wear loose clothing and eat a healthy diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several reasons: Majority of the bacteria that cause urinary tract infections (UTI) are bacteria that live in our intestines. Sexual activity can lead to frequent uti, also consider anatomical problems that may exist which have not been diagnosed yet. Most frequently UTI occur due to improper wiping after urination. I would see an urologist to help with this issue. ...Read more
Talk to your doctor: If thrush is persistent, you can contact your doctor about a prescription for Nystatin (an oral antifungal liquid). If you have already used Nystatin and it did not work, Diflucan (fluconazole) is a stronger medication. If you are nursing, both you and your baby may need to be treated or the infection may pass back and forth. Also sterilize bottles, nipples, and pacifiers to avoid recurrence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually before menstration I get an itchy rash under my breasts. I've heard that yeast infections occur in dark warm moist areas - how can I stop this?
Keep dry: Simple answer is to keep the area dry with a powder like gold bond that is antifungal. The longer answer is to go to www.A4m.Com and use the physician locator to find a local functional medicine doc that can help you do testing for yeast colonization in the gut, which is the usual source for recurrent infections. They can then help you treat this successfully. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
History of lactational mastitis(3 rnds of abx 2 yrs ago).Not bf'ing now. Breast infection 2wks ago treated with doxy reoccured w/in wk. Treatment?
I have a reoccurring staph infection, mrsa. It keeps comming back every month and jumping locations, from rear to breast to back of head.
Infectious diseaseMD: Is it cultured MRSA or regular staph. You should speak to an infectious disease md for treatment. Do you scratch yourself? Itch? Possibly at night? You may have MRSA under the nails and seeding the skin. Normlly you treat MRSA and it resolves you have to culture it find out what it is sensitive to and use those antibiotics. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds, and zyvox is made specifically for mrsa culture your nose too. ...Read more
Tough to say: Your answer may come best by the dr. Who is treating you for them. Sometimes, there can be underlying areas where infections are lingering and they may cause periodic flare-ups. Check with your treating dr., and see what they feel is the cause. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe : You could just go buy an antifungal cream which is available at any pharmacy over-the-counter. ...Read more
I have an infection in the middle of
my breast and I don't know what it is. I've had it for 3months now. Can you please tell me what I need to do.
If i ignore my diagnosed fungal infection between my breasts, would that spread or cause anything serious, like internal infections? Just curious.
Topical to systemic : A topical fungal infection is a person w/an intact immune system should not spread internally. The most worrysome thing would be a bacterial superinfection on top of the fungal infection. Most importantly, keep area as clean & dry as possible. You might consider an antifungal powder (look inthe jock itch section of the store). If possible at home do not wear a bra & allow oxygen to work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible & unlikely: Symptoms of sunburn and infection certainly overlap. Both are red, swollen, painful and can cause changes in temperature. Multiple diagnoses causing the same symptoms is very common in medicine. The difference is the history. If it happens after unprotected or prolonged sun exposure it's most likely a sunburn. If it is severe, check with your doctor for confirmation. ...Read more
Yes: Infections of the breasts can occur for many reasons but are most common with breastfeeding. Without breastfeeding, infections of the skin surrounding the breast and also the nipple can occur. Appropriate treatment is wise as any breast changes should be closely monitored. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ABX +/- Drainage: Mastitis is usually secondary to normal skin bacteria entering the milk ducts, leading to an infection; this is most common when breastfeeding. A short course of antibiotics will usually clear-up the infection; however, if a collection of pus is present (abscess), this requires drainage. Drainage is best done via repeated aspirations; if unsuccessful, surgical drainage (i and d) may be necessary. ...Read more
Breast infection: Signs and symptoms of breast infection include redness, tenderness, discharge, and swelling. Because these symptoms can also be seen in inflammatory breast cancer, it is important to check with your doctor. Treatment may include antibiotics, warm soaks, or surgical drainage. ...Read more
Varied: It depends on the site and source3 of the infection. If treated properly the outcome should be good. ...Read more
Mastitis: Mastitis usually occurs in breast feeding when a milk duct 'gets clogged' and the are behind it gets sore, warm, red, swollen. The treatment is to stay hydrated and oral antibiotics directed at staph bacteria. Also any 'break' in the skin can cause skin/breast infection (e.g. Piercing, trauma...). ...Read more
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