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Is it possible for yeast infection to last for several months if not treated?

Is it possible for yeast infection to last for several months if not treated?

Yes!: Here's the bigger question. Why are your yeast infections lasting so long? Or do you get them frequently? If your body is "friendly to yeast, " then it would be good to figure out why. Check out how strong is your body's immunity [diabetes, hiv, other causes]. Eating right? Exercising? Getting rest? Talk with your doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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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Treated yeast infection with off brand cream 4 wks ago, symptoms returned last week is it possible cream wasnt effective. Im positive its yi?

The only option: The only option you have is to treat again. I would just recommend you use a different product. If this does not solve the problem you must go to the doctor for examination and diagnosis. ...Read more

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I had a DX ofBV last month and treated with antibiotic gel and then a single pill for Yeast infection as aside effect. the symptoms are returng. Hel?

I had a DX ofBV last  month and  treated with antibiotic gel and then a single pill for Yeast infection as aside effect. the symptoms are returng. Hel?

Yeast and BV: Which symptoms are returning? Both of these conditions are prone to recurrences, particularly if your sexual partner is not treated simultaneously. Although not considered STDs, you can become recolonized with the same organisms that have become resident on the skin of his penis. Sometimes treating you both at the same time is effective. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long should I expect a yeast infection to last? Is it sexually transmitted?

No STD: Yeast infections in females are typically not considered sexually transmitted, although a ping-pong effect between partners may promote recurrent yeast infections. Most yeast infections, when treated, disappear within 24 hours. However, it depends on the strain of the yeast, and certain strains of yeast can be stubborn to treat. ...Read more

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If I have a yeast infection, does my partner need to be treated?

Not really: Get yourself treated asap though and take a short break from sex until it clears up. ...Read more

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I I have a yeast infection does my partner have to get treated too?

I I have a yeast infection does my partner have to get treated too?

Not likely: Unless your partner is having symptoms the he doesn't really need to be treated. However, uncircumcised males may have an increased risk of what is called candidal balanitis. That is basically a yeast infection under the foreskin. ...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


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