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Doctor insights on: Infections Similar To Yeast Infection

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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Can? A yeast infection look similar to a latex allegy?

Can? A yeast infection look similar to a latex allegy?

Signs of yeast : White cottage cheese like vaginal discharge is the characteristic discharge for candida. A latex allergy can cause redness and swelling and make you more prone to getting a yeast infection. ...Read more

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Are symptoms for a UTI and a yeast infection similar?

Not really: Burning on urination, increased frequency, delayed starting/ stopping urination, suprapubic / flank discomfort are symptoms of a uti. Yeast infections are highlighted by signs of redness and symptoms of intense itching and sometimes, the presence of whitish curdly material in the warm/ moist areas in and around the genitals. ...Read more

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Can std and yeast infection feel similar?

Yes and no: Vaginal yeast usually irritation or itching, sometimes with scant clumpy white discharge, no odor. Discharge due to STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas) usually yellowish, often with odor, usually little irritation. Bacterial vaginosis thin, gray discharge, strong odor, no itch. Herpes can mimic yeast; check for open sores/blisters. These are only guidelines; many exceptions. See your doctor! ...Read more

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Why does Monistat burn so bad? && is trich similar to a yeast infection?

No Trich totally dif: Trich is caused by an organism that is an std, yeast is caused my different strains of candida which is not an std and the txment is totally differnet, and u may be allergic to the monistat or if u do not ahve a yeast infection that could react with it to make it burn, u need to see your gyn. ...Read more

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Had 1 other yeast infection. this feels similar, took monistat1 today. swollen labia slight burning/itching. somewhat painful in vaginal area to walk?

Yeast infection?: It may be a yeast infection or not. Have a MD check the area to be sure that the Rx is appropriate for the type of infection that may be present. There are several other types of vaginal and vulvar infections. ...Read more

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I've had a severe itching, almost burning sensation, around my vulva. At first I thought it was a yeast infection because it felt similar to one I'd gotten a few years ago. But even after using Vagisil and Monostat, it hasn't gotten better in fact it seem

See a doctor: Yeast infection remains possible; about 10-15% are resistant to the usual treatments. Or perhaps something else, including a possibility of an STD like gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas, etc (if you are at risk). Failure to respond to self-treatment for yeast always should be followed right away by professional evaluation. See a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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My father has a diabetic rash on his legs/groin area. I recently came down with a yeast infection now have a similar rash on my chest. Thought?

My father has a diabetic rash on his legs/groin area. I recently came down with a yeast infection now have a similar rash on my chest. Thought?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Yeast (Definition)

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


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more