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How do I get a yeast infection?

How do I get a yeast infection?

Easy: We are all colonized with yeast, usually candida albicans. If your immunity is profoundly reduced, or if the acidity and other factors in the vaginal barrel are right you may get it. Babies frequently get thrush which is yeast infection in the mouth, and people may get secondary yeast infections after treatment with antibiotics reduces the bacteria which previously inhibited the yeast growth. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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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How do u get a yeast infection?

How do u get a yeast infection?

From colonized Fungu: Usually when our immune system is compromised or suppressed by antibiotics or an illness, the funguses in our system take opportunity to multiply and cause a yeast infection. ...Read more

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How do you get a yeast infection treated?

How do you get a yeast infection treated?

Best to see doctor: Yeast infections can be treated with over the counter monistat. If that does not help or you are having them often then see your doctor. There are prescription meds that can help. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a yeast infection?

Anti yeast meds: There are many otc ones u can get at the drug store , u can ask the pharmacist, if they do not work then u need to see your gyn for a culture and prescription meds. ...Read more

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How do women get a pelvic infection or any infection?

How do women get a pelvic infection or any infection?

PID: Occurs when bacteria move upward from a woman's vagina or cervix (opening to the uterus) into her reproductive organs. Many different organisms can cause pid, but many cases are associated with gonorrhea and chlamydia, two very common bacterial stds. A prior episode of pid increases the risk of another episode because the reproductive organs may be damaged during the initial bout of infection. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a yeast infection?

Medication: There are over the counter yeast creams that work well and several prescription medications. Chance of yeast is decreased by avoiding sugar and alcohol. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of men's yeast infection?

How do you get rid of men's yeast infection?

Male Yeast Infection: Most male yeast infections are easily treated with over-the-counter antifungal treatments, such as monistat (yes, men can use it too). Apply the medication directly to the affected skin twice daily for a week. If the rash doesn't go away, or if it recurs frequently, consult your doctor. If you and your partner both have symptoms of genital yeast infection, it's important that you both be treated. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a bacterial vaginal infection?!?!?!? Help!

How do you get rid of a bacterial vaginal infection?!?!?!? Help!

Vaginal infection: I would recommend you follow up with a physician. There are many different types of vaginal infections and the treatments can vary. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a baby yeast infection?

Anti-fungal: If the yeast infection is in the diaper area, over the counter Clotrimazole (mycelex (clotrimazole) and others) will work well. If it is an oral infection, a prescription will be necessary. ...Read more

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How do you get an yeast infection?

Imbalance of vaginal: bacterial flora. Yeast is normally present in small numbers in the vagina, Other bacteria, normally present there, keep yeast in check. If the balance is disturbed due to hormonal changes or antibiotics, yeast takes over. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/women/tc/vaginal-yeast-infections-topic-overview ...Read more

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What can happen if i cannot get rid of vaginal yeast infection?

Irritation: If over the counter agents are not working, see your ob/gyn for more help. There may be other problems leading to the infection or a resistant strain of yeast. Most yeast infections are self limited. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of a UTI or yeast infection?

See a Dr.: See a dr., get an evaluation and treatment depending on what the diagnosis is, and you will be rid of it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can someone get a yeast infection?

Some causes: 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

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How do I treat a yeast infection while menstruating?

Same as w/o: your period - except it may be better to use a pad because each time a tampon is removed it can also remove some of the anti-fungal cream that is in the vagina. Take care. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a yeast infection?

Yeast infection: Some tx options include vaginal cream, ointment or suppository for sev. days (7 to 14 days sometimes). OTC meds include Monistat (miconzole), Vagistat-1 (tioconazole), Femstat (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or Mycelex( clotrimazole). OTC meds don’t work ? See your Dr. S/he may order Diflucan (fluconazole) (oral antifungal) that is taken once (occasionally needs multiple doses for complicated cases). ...Read more

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Where do I find doctor and can men get a yeast infection?

Where do I find doctor and can men get a yeast infection?

Yes: Yes men can get a yeast infection on the penis, in the groin area or where there is a moist, warm area on the skin. Your county medical society or hospital can give you some names. Also asking your local pharmacist can be beneficial. ...Read more

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How do you get a yeast infection, how can you get rid of one?

Yeast: Yeast live naturally on and in the human body. When the environment in or on the body changes out of balance, then the yeast can grow and cause infection. It is typically treated with hygeine and anti-fungals. ...Read more

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How do men get treated for yeast infections?

How do men get treated for yeast infections?

Tx: Men with yeast infections may have burning or itching at the urethra (hole in the penis). There may be a red rash as well. Monistat can be applied to the tip of the penis twice a day. If not resolving in a week, see physician. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a UTI or yeast infection?

UTI vs Yeast: An easy test to tell the difference is a urinalysis--it can see presence of bacteria or white blood cells in the urine. Both conditions may cause burning, itching or irritation. Utis usually have urgency and frequency or urination also. Yeast often produces vaginal discharge. Go see your doctor and give a urine sample so you can know. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more