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Doctor insights on: Long Term Effects Of Yeast Infections

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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 have a yeast infection every time I get a pap but never any symptoms? I'm not diabetic. Causes/long term fixes?

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

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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?

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

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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 (fluconazole). I have also done fungal cultures to determine if there is another fungal cause that requires a different anti-fungal medication. ...Read more

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On 7 days of diflucan for recurrent yeast infection, I'm quite dizzy sometimes from the meds, how long will it take for side effects to go away?

Verify instructions: Diflucan is not usually given for 7 days. It is usually given in one dose and then repeated in 72 hours if needed. Topical yeast medications can often be more effective and cover more types of yeast. Yeast cultures can be done to test for the type and sensitivity ...Read more

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How long is it normal for a yeast infection last?

How long is it normal for a yeast infection last?

Yeast: It usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. For immune compromized people it could last longer. ...Read more

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How long would it take to completely cure a yeast infection?

Depends on where it : Is vagina or vulva or both, and what type u have there are 4 diff types , albicans is the most common 80% now there is a one day cream script gynazole-1 works the best , it just got back on the market. ...Read more

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How can you tell when you no longer have a yeast infection?

How  can  you  tell  when  you  no  longer  have a  yeast infection?

Yeast infection: Your itching will go away, and discharge will return to your normal. If it persists, with treatment, see your gyn for further testing. ...Read more

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How long will I keep discharging for after yeast infection?

How long will I keep discharging for after yeast infection?

Yeast: .A yeast infection usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. It may take longer for those who are immunocompromised. ...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