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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


I have chronic subcutaneous cysts under both breasts each time cyst comes and pops a yeast infection follows any suggestions? have had surgery in past

Diabetes?: Whenever my patients have recurrent yeast infections anywhere I worry they may have diabetes that's not diagnosed or diabetes that's not under control. Please get checked ...Read more

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I was prescribed Cephalexin for a cyst- 3 a day for 7 days. On day 3, I have developed a yeast infection. Can I ask for diflucan (fluconazole)?

Yes: Sure, no problem. Fluconazole (Diflucan) and cephalexin (Keflex) won't interfere with each other. However, you should first check with the doctor who prescribed the cephalexin and see if s/he would like to check for sure whether you have a yeast infection and/or approve the treatment. ...Read more


Can recurrent yeast infections cause vaginal cysts?

No: Recurrent vaginal yeast infections do not cause vaginal cysts. ...Read more


I have a sebaceous cyst on my arm pit that has a yeast infection. Is there any way to get rid of the yeast infection?

Yeast in your armpit: Is not a common area for infection unless you have predisposing problems such as hidradenitis suppurtiva. But if its a superficial infection, most over the counter antifungals will work for you. If its more refractory, you will have to see your local physician for further treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more