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Long Term Effects Of Yeast Infections
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 have a yeast infection every time I get a pap but never any symptoms? I'm not diabetic. Causes/long term fixes?
↓Antibiotics/Dueches: Healthy humans carry ~30K humans genes + >100K non-human genes, referred to as human biome. Key to effective immune system function is supporting beneficial over harmful microbiota. Using antibiotics, dueching (?es vaginal lactobacilli) & other "cleaning" regimens powerfully disrupt this balance. ?ed sugar from carb foods also ?problems before bad enough to be called DM. Study DietDoctor.com, etc ...Read more
Can long term use of the pill (approx 9 years) cause difficult to treat/aggressive yeast infections? Diflucan & creams help but don't cure completely
I have a chronic vaginal odor. I have been to the doctor and it is not BV or Yeast infection. Is Norform suppositories safe for long term use?
Get rechecked: This depends a lot on the nature of the odor and other symptoms, like discharge. Yeast doesn't cause odor, so that make sense. But if the odor is fishy or strong, BV remains a good bet and sometimes is hard to diagnose. Trichomonas, an STD, causes similar odor; it needs a PCR test for accurate diagnosis. Norform is a deodorant, won't treat any infection. Consider getting a second opinion. ...Read more
I have been getting recurring yeast infections & oral thrush since december . My bloodwork came back fine. My doctor doesn't think this is systematic. I think that it is and I need a long term anti-fungal med to treat it. Can I get feedback ?
Controversial: There is no easy answer to that question as there is no hard medical evidence for the "systemic yeast infection." That being said, medicine is an art and I have treated several of my patients with recurrent yeast infections more aggressively with diflucan. I have also done fungal cultures to determine if there is another fungal cause that requires a different anti-fungal medication. ...Read more
2-3 days: Most yeast infections will begin to resolve (improve) about 2-3 days after treatment has been started. They can be recurrent, especially if medications are not taken for the entire course. Reducing sugar intake, using probiotics, and increasing raw garlic in the diet can help prevent this from happening, ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband has a yeast infection. I was wondering how long before I know if I have one too. It's been a week since his started and he has meds?
What causes yeast infection? How long does it usually takes to cure a yeast infection with medication?
Usually do not go aw: Yeast infection are easy to treat with over the counter creams and usually do not go away without treatment with either home remedies like douche with yougurt, vinega, apple cider vinegar and bath soaks have been recommended by some and claimed to work some time.If not successful with home remedies or over the counter creams see your doctor recommended. ...Read more
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