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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Shave Your Genitals While You Have An Outer Yeast Infection

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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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?

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

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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?

Needs exam: You will need to schedule an exam to see what is going on. You may not have a yeast infection and have something else. You may have had a reaction to the medication. ...Read more

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Can a man get a genital yeast infection? How is it cured?

Can a man get a genital yeast infection? How is it cured?

Yeast: Yes -- it's called "jock itch". Treated with lotrimin (clotrimazole) over the counter twice a day. Keep area as dry as possible. Yeast loves damp moist places. ...Read more

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Is there a natural way of curing a yeast infection in the genital area?

Genital area yeast : A dilute solution of white vinegar solurion might help. It is probably available in the drugstore. ...Read more

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Can a prnile yeast infection be mistaken for genital warts?

Yes: No physician is infallible. I've had to go to court to defend a man after a pediatrician mistook a complication of chicken pox for gonorrhea. That's what second opinions are all about. Exercise this option if you have any doubt. And of course a man can have both. ...Read more

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Can yeast infection cause genital sores?

Can yeast infection cause genital sores?

Not usually: Only in extreme cases of long untreated yeast infection would you get genital sores. If you have genital sores then it is best for you to see a doctor for exam and testing to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure a male genital yeast infection?

What is the best way to cure a male genital yeast infection?

Antifungal cream/ora: You can try local antifungal creams which will work most of the time, sometime you may have to use oral fucunozole. ...Read more

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What are the differences between genital herpes and penile yeast infection?

What are the differences between genital herpes and penile yeast infection?

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

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How to cure a male genital yeast infection that won't go away?

How to cure a male genital yeast infection that won't go away?

If not resolving: with over the counter anti-fungal medications then it may be time to see your physician. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it possible to spread ring worm to genital area and cause a yeast infection ?

Not exactly: If ringworm were spread from one body part to another it would still be ringworm. It would not cause a different infection to occur like a vaginal yeast infection. ...Read more

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I am experiencing genital sores, swelling, pain and itching. i don't think it's herpes or a yeast infection though.

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

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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?

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?

HPV: The earliest stage of a human papiloma virus wart can start out as a small bump.A visit to your pcp or ob/gyn to sort this out seams reasonable. Sometimes early DX allows for a simpler treatment plan. ...Read more

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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

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