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Internal Yeast Infection Symptoms
How long will a topical (internal and external) yogurt treatment relieve yeast infection symptoms?
Prevention: Some people place yogurt in the vagina to tx yeast infections (but there is no clear research to back claims of its benefits). The average yogurt you buy in the grocery store has dead cultures. Consider eating yogurt with live cultures or kefir. There is a prebiotic product called luvena (vaginal wipes). The wipes are not a treatment for candidiasis but do help vaginitis. ...Read more
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
Can you tell me are swelling of the inner labia and itchy clit normal symptoms of yeast infection?
What are main symptoms of a yeast infection? Can it cause the vaginal labia to rash,peel and discoloration and inner leg connection?
Vaginal yeast infx: A vaginal yeast infection is a type of vaginitis — inflammation of the vagina — characterized by vaginal irritation, intense itchiness and vaginal discharge. A vaginal yeast infection affects your vagina and the tissues at the opening to your vagina (vulva). Vaginal yeast infection — also called vaginal candidiasis — is very common, and easily treatable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have an yeast infection, what foods would continue to aggravate it and what other goods and herbs can I consume that will ease the symptoms?
Abx and carbs worsen: Vulvovaginal yeast infections are caused by an overgrowth of candida, which normally lives in ur vagina. Causes include - recent antibiotic use, diabetes, high carb diets, HIV, douching and oral contraceptives. Tight fitting clothes is not. lactobacillus is a healthy bacteria in ur vagina but no proof that eating lactobacillus-containing or other foods/herbal products helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me is there any way to reduce the intensity of symptoms while treating a yeast infection?
Yeast infection: That depends upon where the infection is located and treatment you are using. If this is primarily on the skin a combination of an antifungal and steroid may help. ...Read more
OTC products or Rx: Yeast infection can cause vaginal itching; bacterial infection can cause vaginal discharge and odor. There are many otc products you may try first (terazol, monostat, vagisil). If those don't work, then you may need to see your fp and take a dose of oral diflucan. The most common reason for yeast infection is oral antibiotics and bowel seeding; the oral med treats both bowel & vaginal yeast. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Itching / discharge.: Women with vulvovaginal candidiasis (yeast infection) usually experience genital itching, burning, and sometimes a "cottage cheese-like" vaginal discharge. Men with genital candidiasis may experience an itchy rash on the penis. The symptoms of vaginal infection are similar to those of many other genital infections, so it is important to see your doctor if you have any of these symptoms. ...Read more
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