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Are all vaginal infections ""yeast infections""?

Are all vaginal infections ""yeast infections""?

ABSOLUTELY NOT: Yeast is only one cause of vaginal infections, but it is common. Others are caused by bacteria, like gonorrhea and chlamydia, and bacterial vaginosis. Some viruses also bother the vagina, like herpes and hpv. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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Given bactrim for uti and fluconazol for yeast infection . Yeast infection discharge has worsened to a greenish hue. Should I stop taking bactrim?

Return to doctor: Yeast usually causes little or no discharge, and usually white, not colored. I'm concerned something else is causing it. STDs like gonorrhea, chlamydia or trichomonas may be more likely and also can cause UTI-like symptoms. Recheck with the doctor or clinic where you are being treated. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can I take a laxative for constipation with a over the counter pill called Azo for urinary tract infection/yeast infection?

Can I take a laxative  for constipation with a over the counter pill called Azo for urinary tract infection/yeast infection?

Yes that should be: ok. OTC laxatives should work for you but if they dont then see a healthcare provider for prescription stuff. Are you taking Azo for a diagnosed UTI? Azo will turn your urine orange. Be sure to drink lots of water/liquids to help keep the constipation from worsening or coming back. ...Read more

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Can the hymen break due to recurrent yeast infections? Yeast infections affect hymen?

Can the hymen break due to recurrent yeast infections? Yeast infections affect hymen?

No, but...: No, but it doesn't matter. Treat the yeast. Don't worry about the hymen. Usually, only in cases of alleged sexual assault upon girls and women do we physicians engage in the careful examination of hymens, collecting evidence of physical damage to be used later in courts of law. In normal everyday life, people should not be "checking hymens" nor thinking about whether they are broken or not broken. ...Read more

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Can a guy use triamcinolone to get rid of infection, yeast infection?

Can a guy use triamcinolone to get rid of infection, yeast infection?

No.: Triamcinolone is a steroid. It can alleviate the itching and redness of a yeast infection temporarily, but many times the yeast infection gets worse. You need an anti-fungal medication to properly treat a yeast infection. You can find some preparations over the counter; stronger ones need a prescription. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Please help ..Have reoccurring vaginal infection/yeast and BV in past 6 months meds stopped working?

Please help ..Have reoccurring vaginal infection/yeast and BV in past 6 months  meds stopped working?

Yeast infection: Yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis can both be transmitted back to you by organisms colonizing the surface of your sexual partner's penis. Have him use topical medications to try and reduce or eliminate this carriage, and treat the yeast infection orally with Fluconazole for one month through a menstrual period while he is doing this. Acidify your vagina with whatever your gyn recommends. ...Read more

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Are fungal infections/yeast the main infection on the scalp or are there similar infections? And is Nizoral (ketoconazole) good to use?

Are fungal infections/yeast the main infection on the scalp or are there similar infections? And is Nizoral (ketoconazole) good to use?

Topical Antifungal: Nizoral (ketoconazole) is ketoconazol which is a treatment for fungal infection. It is available in tropical preparations and shampoo. It is used for scalp fungal infections that can lead to problems including hair loss. Similar infection in the skin can occur anywhere in the body and can be treated with ketoconazol. ...Read more

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Can you use triamcinolone acetonide ointment for a yeast infection yeast infection and itching

Can you use triamcinolone acetonide ointment for a yeast infection yeast infection and itching

No!: Topical corticosteroids inhibit cellular immunity, just exactly the wrong thing for yeast, because it thereby promotes yeast growth, even though its antimflamatory
properties make you feel better. Treat yeast with an antifungal after a certain diagnosis has been achieved at your doc's office. ...Read more

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I have a large wound infection with yeast and it's spreading to other areas. What should I do?

I have a large wound infection with yeast and it's spreading to other areas. What should I do?

See your doctor: Yeast in my practice generally isn't the cause of infection. Go be evaluated by your wound doctor. ...Read more

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I itch after wiping from using the toilet, i don't have an infection or yeast. I have tried different types and brands of toilet paper and am clean, ?

I itch after wiping from using the toilet, i don't have an infection or yeast.  I have tried different types and brands of toilet paper and am clean, ?

See Gyn: Tough to diagnose over the computer. Could be some drying causing your itch, minor dermatitis you cannot see, etc. A good exam can help you with this problem. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What to do for this large wound infection with yeast and spreading to other areas of skin?

What to do for this large wound infection with yeast and spreading to other areas of skin?

Culture: Have it evaluated. A culture will be able to determine the diagnosis. Have it treated appropriately. ...Read more

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What does low igg3 mean? I have constant infections, mrsa, yeast, uti

What does low igg3 mean?  I have constant infections, mrsa, yeast, uti

Immune deficiency: There are five classes of immunoglobulins: igg, iga, igm, igd, ige. The igg class of is composed of four different subtypes. Patients who lack, or have very low levels of, one or two igg subclasses, but whose other immunoglobulin levels are normal, are said to have a selective igg subclass deficiency, and this can lead to immune deficiency. See an immunologist or infectious diseases doctor. ...Read more

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I'm a 22 year old female with two children ..I have a yeast infection.. Can yeast infections cause bumps ?

Yes: Yeast will often cause small to moderate red papules but these are usually confined to moist genital regions. ...Read more

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I've had yeast infection after yeast infection after having pelvic prolapse surgery. I never had this issue before surgery. I need help!

Further eval: If you are having recurrent infections a detailed evaluation is indicated. It would be important to determine the type of yeast and make sure it is not a continuous undertreated infection versus a recurrent problem. Screening for diabetes may also be helpful. Use of oral medication may be necessary over a several week timeframe may be helpful. ...Read more

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Could not shaving my vagina cause infections like yeast and bv? I've been getting it a lot and i can't take it anymore. I use pH soap for my vagina

Could not shaving my vagina cause infections like yeast and bv? I've been getting it a lot and i can't take it anymore. I use pH soap for my vagina

Possible: Tiny breaks in the skin (your best immune defense) can allow organism to enter and create problems. Yeast infections and BV are unlikely to result from this, but you need to see a doctor and find out what is really going on. Good luck. ...Read more

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My pee smells too strong its embarrassing what may be the cause? I took pills for bladder infection and yeast but no luck :(

My pee smells too strong its embarrassing what may be the cause? I took pills for bladder infection and yeast but no luck :(

STRONG URINE: Diet and hydration status can cause urine odor changes. Work on making 2 liters of urine/day and this will make it clearer and decrease your chances of bladder infections and kidney stones. Keep a diary to determine how much needs to get in to get that much out. ...Read more

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Is a fungal infection a yeast infection? Or are there different types of fungal infections. I'm referring to a fungal infection of the mouth.

Fungal infection: Yes, fungus, yeast are the same. There are many different types, from the more common thrush, to the more rare but destructive less known fungal infections like histoplasmosis and others. The usual in the mouth is Candida Albicans or thrush. ...Read more

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What to do if I have eye infection & possible yeast on newborn?

See pediatrician: If the eyes of your newborn are red and have discharge or possible yeast, this will need treatment. You should take your infant to your pediatrician and have this diagnosed and treated if it needs it. ...Read more

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Do I have to boil water to disinfect underwear for vaginal bacterial infections or yeast?

Do I have to boil water to disinfect underwear for vaginal bacterial infections or yeast?

NO: Just wash your clothes in the laundry as you normally would. No special cleaning techniques are required. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with acute prostatitis can my wife get a infection or yeast infection through sexual intercourse? We do not use condoms

I was diagnosed with acute prostatitis can my wife get a infection or yeast infection through sexual intercourse? We do not use condoms

Maybe: This is most likely if the cause is trichomonas. If this does happen, you can get treated together and this will probably be a very good thing in the long run for eradicating the infection. The other prostatitis microbes aren't so catching. Was a microbe identified? ...Read more

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How does having intercourse cause infections(uti/yeast)? I'm a kidney transplant patient and since i started having intercourse i get a lot of uti's.

As noted below.: Intercourse causes direct irritation to the urethra ( the short tube that connects your bladder to the outside) and perhaps by mechanically pushing bacteria up into the bladder. If uti's are frequent and directly associated with intercourse, try voiding immediately after intercourse, drinking plenty of fluids and if all else fails by using post intercourse antibiotics for prophylaxis. ...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


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