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Is a yeast infection ALWAYS a sign of pregnancy?

Is a yeast infection ALWAYS a sign of pregnancy?

RARELY.: A woman can get a yeast infection from any number of things, she just happens to be slightly at a higher risk of getting one when pregnant. A sign of pregnancy is a positive pregnancy test and if you're worried, get one. If you're trying to avoid pregnancy, definitely consider a birth control consultation. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is it possible that a yeast infection be a symptom of early pregnancy?

Well..: It is not a symptom of pregnancy but yeast infections can occur more frequently with pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the cure for a toenail fungus?

What is the cure for a toenail fungus?

Few options: There are 3 main treatment options for toenail fungus. The 1st option is an oral medication. The tablets although highly effective do have some possible side effects. The 2nd option is laser treatment. This option is also highly effective, in my experience. The 3rd option is a topical medication, which is the least effective of the three. Consult your doctor for the right treatment for you. ...Read more

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Is a smell of ammonia and yeast infection a sign of pregnancy?

Is a smell of ammonia and yeast infection a sign of pregnancy?

NO: The smell of ammonia and a yeast infection does not correlate with a sign of being pregnant. ...Read more

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Is there a diagnostic test for fungal infections of the skin?

Is there a diagnostic test for fungal infections of the skin?

See below: Yes. Skin scrapings can be treated with potassium hydroxide and examined under the microscope. In addition, skin scrapings can be implanted on sabouraud's medium. If a fungus is present, it will grow in the medium and produce a characteristic appearance. ...Read more

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What is a sign that a "new" toe nail can be painted?

What is a sign that a "new" toe nail  can be painted?

As long as there is : No infection or drainage, a nail can be polished. ...Read more

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Is diarrhea a sign of pregnancy?

Is diarrhea a sign of pregnancy?

Not usually: Symptoms usually don’t begin until the day your period is missed or after that. They can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting, lack of a period, increased frequency of urination, headaches, insomnia, fatigue, moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings, passing gas, enlarging waistline, etc. There may be an ^ in white vaginal discharge. Constipation is common. Take a HPT to know. ...Read more

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Is a yeast infection an early sign of pregnancy?

Is a yeast infection an early sign of pregnancy?

Yeast infection: is not a pregnancy indicator but it is not uncommon to develop a yeast infection early in pregnancy. Take a home pregnancy test to determine if pregnant. ...Read more

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Is hiccups a sign of pregnancy?

Is hiccups a sign of pregnancy?

No: Hiccups are not specifically a sign of pregnancy. The actual cause of hiccups is not known, but one theory includes stimulation or irritation of the phrenic nerve. Even early pregnancy causes changes in the body's fluid and electrolyte balances which could affect the phrenic nerve directly (or indirectly) - these normal changes could potentially cause hiccups in some pregnant women. ...Read more

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What is oral fungal treatment? Is it a sign of carcinoma?

What is oral fungal treatment? Is it a sign of carcinoma?

Oral fungus: Fungus can live in warm dark places. Your mouth is one of them, and this is often normal. Sometimes, for various reasons, you can get a fungal infection. On occasion, fungus can grow in association with an oral carcinoma, but a fungal infection, in and of itself, is not a sign of carcinoma. However, you should have this discussion with your doctor as to why it may have arisen. ...Read more

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What is a good home remedy for toenail fungus and risk of spreading to others?

What is a good home remedy for toenail fungus and risk of spreading to others?

Medicine works best: There is no home remedy that is effective. You can try topical antifungal medications, but the ones provided in podiatry offices are more effective than those in the pharmacy. There are other options, including oral medication, that are also effective. ...Read more

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Is smelly urine a symptom of pregnancy?

Is smelly urine a symptom of pregnancy?

Less likely.: Smelly urine could be from the food, drink and vitamins that you take or from dehydration or chronic medical condition - diabetes, liver/kidney problems etc. ...Read more

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Is there an at home treatment for a fungal infection causing hair loss?

Is there an at home treatment for a fungal infection causing hair loss?

Really no: Tinea capitis is very familiar. Although selenium sulfide dandruff shampoos can slow it down, it's best treated by systemic anti-fungal medicines that a physician needs to prescribe, as they are themselves toxic. There's a great medscape review: http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1091351-overview. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get rid of a ingrown toenail that is infected?

Is there a way to get rid of a ingrown toenail that is infected?

Remove ingrown nail: If your toe is already infected, the ingrown portion of the nail must be removed from the skin. Some infections may be treated with soaks or with topical or oral antibiotics, but unless the ingrown nail is properly removed, the infection will continue. Your doctor can numb your toe and remove your ingrown nail in their office. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more


Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenail Fungus (Definition)

Described as having a microscopic mushroom infection of any one of the ten toenails. This infection can lead to the nail becoming extremely thickened ...Read more