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Doctor insights on: Is Candidiasis A Yeast Infection

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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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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What is a yeast infection?

Fungus: It is an infection by a fungus called candida. It can occur vaginally, orally or any place warm and moist ( diaper area, skin folds). Commonly happens if you've been on antibiotics or have an immune system problem, ...Read more

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What is a strep yeast infection?

What is a strep yeast infection?

Hmmm?: I have not heard that term before. If i had to guess it would be due to someone taking antibiotics for a strep infection. This could then be followed by overgrowth of yeast as certain bacteria are killed off or reduced in #. ...Read more

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How is a vaginal yeast infection self-diagnosed?

How is a vaginal yeast infection self-diagnosed?

Vaginal discharge: Cottage cheese like vaginal discharge, itching, irritation are some of the more common symptoms. Please ensure that your provider is aware of your concerns. ...Read more

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How serious is a vaginal candida infection?

How serious is a vaginal candida infection?

Not serious: Not serious. Just take oral or topical medications for a few days. ...Read more

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Is fluconazole use for a vaginal yeast infection?

Is fluconazole use for a vaginal yeast infection?

Yes: Fluconazole is an anti-fungal treatment. It treats vaginal yeast infections, which are caused by candida species (yeast). ...Read more

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Is itchiness a sign of yeast infection?

Is itchiness a sign of yeast infection?

Often a prominent: symptom. Yeast can present with clumpy, white vaginal discharge to a watery, white discharge. Sometimes a discharge is not apparent. There is no odor. It can cause swelling and redness of vulva along with itching and burning pain. It may lead to pain with urination or intercourse. ...Read more

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How is a candida infection treated?

Depends on location: Invasive candida infections and candidemia are treated with antifungal medications such as fluconazole, micafungin and others. Candida esophagitis is usually treated with oral fluconazole. Thrush or oral candidiasis is usually treated with topical Mycostatin (nystatin) or clotrimazole. Candida rashes of the skin are usually treated with a variety of topical antifungal creams or powder. ...Read more

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What is an oral yeast infection?

What is an oral yeast infection?

Candida Albicans: An oral yeast infection is an infection of the tissues of the oral cavity caused by candida albicans. The yeast infection is sometimes also referred to as thrush. ...Read more

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Have some old antibiotics. So is a yeast infection a bacterial infection?

Have some old antibiotics. So is a yeast infection a bacterial infection?

No: Old antibiotics are considered a health risk & should be disposed of.A yeast infection is caused by yeast & may respond to otc anti-yeast preparations. ...Read more

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What is yeast infection caused by?

What is yeast infection caused by?

Candida: It is caused by one of several fungi of the genus candida. The most common is candida albicans. There are other types of yeasts that do not cause vaginal infections but do cause infectons elsewhere such as the blood. ...Read more

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Why is a urinary tract infection that started together with a vagina yeast infection treated with antibiotics? Isn't it fungal infection?

Why is a urinary tract infection that started together with  a vagina yeast infection treated with antibiotics? Isn't it fungal infection?

?two separate issues: A vaginal yeast infection can certainly irritate the area & that irritation can lead to a secondary invasion by germs that commonly hang around the genitals. The short distance between the pee outlet & the bladder makes women susceptible to invasion from the outside.Both the yeast & the germ would need separate rx. The best way to confirm a germ is involved is with a urine culture prior to rx. ...Read more

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Could a UTI cause a yeast infection?

Not directly: If you are given an antibiotic for the uti, then the medication itself will not only kill the bad bacteria causing the infection but also the good ones. This results in a change in the environment in the vaginal area, allowing for the overgrowth of yeast. ...Read more

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Clotrimazole for yeast infection, is this okay?

Clotrimazole for yeast infection, is this okay?

Yes.: Clotrimazole is an antifungal medication, and it can be used to treat a 'yeast' infection. This drug is the active ingredient in 'lotrimin'. It should not be used by anyone with an allergy to the drug. ...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


Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Candidiasis (Definition)

Candidiasis is an infection caused by a specific group of fungi or yeast that usually occur in warm, moist parts of the body. Common symptoms include ...Read more