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How Often Do Women Get Yeast Infections
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
Yeast in males: Men can get genital yeast infections and infection with ureoplasma, bacterial vaginosis as well as trichimoniasis, GC and chlamydia. Yeast can be from partners or if they are diabetic. usually they have discomfort with urination or discharge and should be treated, as should the partners. Sometimes it is difficult to identify the organism and it is called non specific urethritis. ...Read more
BV: Bacterial Vaginosis often occurs after there is a change in vaginal pH. ...Read more
Normal flora...: Most cases of yeast infection are caused by overgrowth of normal yeast (candida) in the vagina. When an imbalance occurs, such as when the normal acidity of the vagina changes or when hormonal balance changes, yeast can multiply and build up. When this happens, symptoms of an infection may happen. Symptoms include itching and cheesy discharge. Less commonly, yeasts can be spread sexually. ...Read more
Yes: Yeast infections are fungal infections of the skin or mucous membranes. Yeast normally likes to grow in dark, warm, damp enviroments. Usually in men, the yeast will grow externally and is known as jock itch. Any patches of redness that itches on the skin, i would have a clinician check out. ...Read more
Yeast in feet: You need to go on a low carb diet if your kidneys are healthy. If it is a skin infection, there are topical meds that can eradicate the current infection. If it is a recurrent infection, then you would need a functional medicine evaluation to determine the reason(s) for the chronic infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tx: Monistat can be applied to the tip of the penis twice a day. If not resolving in a week, see physician. ...Read more
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
See below: Candida vaginitis can be caused by overgrowth during or after antibiotic treatment. Growth of vaginal yeasts is favored by high estrogen levels as in users of oral bcp's. It is also higher in those who use the contraceptive sponge and iud's. It is associated with high blood sugar levels in diabetics. Tight insulating clothes also predisposes. ...Read more
What are some ways to prevent recurring vaginal yeast infections for someone who gets them quite easily (besides probiotic)?
Treat intestines!: Recurrent vaginal yeast is usually caused by yeast overgrowth in our intestines, known as intestinal candidiasis, a common side effect of antibiotics & hormones.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://bit.Ly/1aeoabl. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multple causes: A common oral yeast infection is caused by candida albicans. This is an oppourtunistic fungal infection that is commonly referred to as "thrush". Candida is normally present in the mouth but may proliferate into an "infection" or overgrowth causing symptoms in the mouth. Overgrowth can be caused by immunosuppression, prolonged denture use, stress, or even side effects of medications. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Med eval: I don't know that this is a statistic that is tracked. Any time a man has symptoms/ discharge that he can't account for, he should be medically evaluated. ...Read more
OTC meds: You can start first with the otc creams and suppositories. There will be a section at the drug store for this. However, if you've never had a yeast infection before, i'd recommend getting checked out by a doctor first just to confirm. Symptoms of yeast infections can also look like any number of other vaginal infections that could be more serious. ...Read more
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