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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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What are some common vaginal infections?

What are some common vaginal infections?

Vaginitis: The most common vaginal infections are yeast/candidal, bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis (trich) and atrophic vaginitis. An exam and simple testing can tell what is causing a vaginal infection or if it is something else. ...Read more

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Are vaginal infections common in pregnancy?

Yeast infections: Yeast infections may occur more often when pregnant. ...Read more

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Most common reason for vaginal itching besides std's or a yeast infection?

Most common reason for vaginal itching besides std's or a yeast infection?

Allergies: often times some women will have an allergy or a skin sensitivity to new underwear or pads that have an irritant. ...Read more

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Most likely causes of frequent yeast infections and missed period?

Most likely causes of frequent yeast infections and missed period?

Sexually active? If : Yes, do a pregnancy test. Yeast infections can sometimes occur with hormonal changes. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (birth control) or med conditions. ...Read more

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Common medicine for vaginal infection?

Depends: It depends on the root cause; for example, yeast infections are treated with either topical or systemic antifungals (clotrimazole, miconazole, or fluconazole). ...Read more

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What are the most common bacteria that cause UTI infections?

What are the most common bacteria that cause UTI infections?

Here is ...: E. coli is still the commonest bacteria causing UTI although the incidence to discover offending bugs may widely vary among diverse patient population - young or old, community dwelling or hospital admission, catheterized or not, etc. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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Are yeast infections common in early pregnancies?

Yeast infections: Cabies is an itchy, highly contagious skin condition caused by an infestation by the itch mite sarcoptes scabiei. Direct skin-to-skin contact is the mode of transmission. ...Read more

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Are yeast infections common during pregnacy?

Yes: Pregnancy actually increases a woman's risk for yeast infections. This is thought to be due to increased levels of the hormone estrogen. ...Read more

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Does vaginal yeast infection usually cause many symptoms?

Burning: It will cause itching or burning, sometimes with urination or sexual activity. It is easily treatable with over the counter medications such as gyn lotrimin (clotrimazole). ...Read more

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Are yeast and bacterial vaginosis common during pregnancy?

Are yeast and bacterial vaginosis common during pregnancy?

Yes!: The hormone and weight changes of pregnancy make this a very common opportunity for changes in the bacterial flora of the vagina. This leads to the two most common infections of bacterial change, BV and yeast infections. Luckily both are easily treated by your doctor, np or midwife. ...Read more

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What are common yeast infection symptoms?

Itching / discharge.: Women with vulvovaginal candidiasis (yeast infection) usually experience genital itching, burning, and sometimes a "cottage cheese-like" vaginal discharge. Men with genital candidiasis may experience an itchy rash on the penis. The symptoms of vaginal infection are similar to those of many other genital infections, so it is important to see your doctor if you have any of these symptoms. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of yeast infection in women?

What are common symptoms of yeast infection in women?

Irritation: Most women will have discharge, redness, swelling , irritation and intense itching. Some of these symptoms may be less intense if the yeast is limited to the vulva (or outer area of the vagina). ...Read more

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What are common bacterial infections?

What are common bacterial infections?

Too many to name: There are many, many bacterial infections. Every part of your body is subject to bacterial infection, and the fact that you are not sick from infections all the time, that fact that you survive at all, is a testament to how miraculous the immune system is. There are bacteria everywhere you go. Some bacteria are likely to cause infection, most are not. We are surrounded, and yet we survive. ...Read more

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What are common bacterial infections in newborns?

What are common bacterial infections in newborns?

See below: Streptococcus agalactiae, aka, group b strep., escherichia coli, and staphylococcus aureus are major culprits. They are responsible for neonatal sepsis (blood poisoning), meningitis, pneumonia, uti, and bone and joint infection. ...Read more

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Is candidiasis a common secondary infection of bacterial pneumonia?

Is candidiasis a common secondary infection of bacterial pneumonia?

Yes: Oral candidiasis (thrush), or vaginosis is commonly seen in people treated with antibiotics. Both usually resolve with local treatment. Systemic candidiasis does occur in patients recovering from severe sepsis, but is not "common" outside the ICU except in the immune compromised. ...Read more

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Most common antibiotic given for bladder infection?

Most common antibiotic given for bladder infection?

Depends.: Depends upon who you ask. Various specialty groups make different recommendations, local resistance patterns and patient characteristics may modify the choice. Top three are probably nitrofurantoin, Ciprofloxacin or levofloxacin, and septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). All are potentially good choices. But there are many other good choices. If culture is done antibiotics may be tailored. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Fleishman
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Vaginitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the vagina that can result in discharge, itching, and pain. The cause is usually a change in the normal balance of vaginal bacteria or an infection. Reduced estrogen levels after menopause and some skin disorders ...Read more


Dr. Timothy Brown
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Vaginal Infections (Definition)

Vaginal infections is a term for any infection affecting the vagina and can be caused by yeast or bacteria, and may be sexually transmitted. They may result in pain, ...Read more