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How Do Women 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 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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
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