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Is It Safe To Shave Your Genitals While You Have An Outer Yeast Infection
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
I'm a female with a rash on my genitals. I thought i was having a yeast infection and did not treat it for 3 to 4 days and it worsened and spread.
See: See your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
I've been having this fishy smell coming from my genitals. I have no discharge. I've been to the doctors 3 times and done 2 yeast infection treatments?
Bacterial vaginosis: BV is a very possible diagnosis, but before stating that this is what you have you need to be seen and examined by somebody who recognizes the issues. Since do not know what the doctors seeing you did it is impossible to comment further. ...Read more
8wks preg. Woke up itching genitals and thought yeast infection. Got the 7da monastat. Went to use it after show and labia are swollen 2x size?
Genital area yeast : A dilute solution of white vinegar solurion might help. It is probably available in the drugstore. ...Read more
Herpes vs yeast: Herpes is a viral infection and usually presents with painful vesicles, or fluid filled lesions. It can be treated but not cured. A yeast infection is what it says caused by yeast. It is a white creamy or cheesy discharge that is itchy. It can be treated and cured. If you are unsure which you have, see your doctor. You may require cultures and medication. All the best. ...Read more
If not resolving: with over the counter anti-fungal medications then it may be time to see your physician. Take care. ...Read more
I had/have a yeast infection and I took medicine for it but I am still itching A LOT in my genital region. What does this mean and what can I do?
I am experiencing genital sores, swelling, pain and itching. i don't think it's herpes or a yeast infection though.
Prob herpes or yeast: Herpes and yeast are by far the most common causes of such a problem. If redness and swelling of labia plus small sores (like cracks) in the sore area, yeast is likely. If larger sores, herpes is the best bet. New genital herpes often shows up without known risk, e.g. partner with no symptoms and no known herpes. Get expert care e.g. NHS GUM clinic, ASAP for accurate diagnosis & Rx if herpes. ...Read more
Hello doctor, what is the proper medication to clear up genital yeast infection, what medications should i be on to clear this yeast off. thanks .
I have found a small bump on my clitoris. I also have a yeast infection. I am very concerned that I could have genital herpes. Other causes?
Im being treated for yeast infection and genital herpes. I'm hurting bad still when I pee. Can u help me get some comfort. What can I do?
Herpes treatment: Herpes probably is the main cause of your pain, not yeast. I hope it is being properly treated with an oral drug like valacyclovir (Valtrex) or acyclovir. (The ointment is not effective.) If on oral treatment, the pain should start to improve within 2-3 days. In the meantime, an anesthetic ointment (e.g. lidocaine) may help. Sometimes it helps to urinate while sitting in a warm bath. Good luck! ...Read more
I had a one shallow sore in genital that disappear suddenly while i had yeast infection and before i had urine infection .. Is it possible herpes?
Herpes simplex: Yes, this is possible if not probable. ...Read more
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