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Pink Eye Yeast Infection
Since I've been a kid until now, pink eye, athletes feet, yeast infection. Nothing goes away easily. Is there some connection?
Bad luck or hygiene: Most "pink eye" is caused by a viral infection on the inner part of the eyelid and thin moist "skin"covering the eyeball-called the conjunctiva. Once infected its called "conjunctivitis." you infect your eye when you touch a surface (or person) with the virus and rub your eye-transfering the virus. Frequent hand washing helps prevent this. Sharing towels or pillows can also cause infection. ...Read more
Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) (Definition)
"Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. "Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. ...Read more
Unlikely but serious: Usually these types of infections would be after trauma/contacts (fungal keratitis) or w/underlying. Risk factor that would affect someone's immune status, e.g a Candidal blood stream infection (endophthalmitis) from a line infection. These are not things that usually occur without a risk factor. If it is just an area of redness along the lids or conjunctivitis, it would most likely be allergic. ...Read more
Yes, but rarely: A true yeast, or fungal eye infection is quite rare, but is occasionally seen. If the surface layer of the cornea is disrupted and the patient's immune system is compromised or if they are on topical steroids, the chance is increased. These corneal ulcers can be very difficult to eradicate. ...Read more
Not exactly: Yeast infections are caused by a fungus called candida. Candida can cause serious eye infections including corneal ulcers and endophthalmitis. However, it would be extremely rare to have a yeast infection in the eye in the sense that you are asking about, unless you are severely immunocompromised (suppressed immune system). ...Read more
Yes: Infections of the eye are possible. These can involve the conjunctiva (outer lining) or the deeper structures of the eye proper. Eye infections can be caused by bacteria, fungus and viruses. If you are concerned that you might have an active eye infection, then please seek advice / treatment from a physician or other local provider. An eye infection should not be ignored. Vision is important. ...Read more
I'm just wondering, if you have a yeast infection and touch your eye can it infect your eye and how likely?
Not very likely: It's very rare to get a yeast (fungal) infection of the eye unless you have trauma, a propensity towards ocular infections, or you are immunocompromised. Your tears tends to dilute and wash away bacteria and fungi that come in contact with your eye. The layers of your cornea in conjunctiva and your natural immune system keep the normal bacteria and fungi that live on your body in check. ...Read more
Hi I have a 6th month old and she have been diagnosed with thrush or yeast infection and it's also around her eyes!! so my question is how did it get?
Can a yeast infection cause an abnormal papsmear. I had candida a lot seen by the naked eye. But my dr did a papsmear and it came back abnormal abcus?
Not likely: It is more likely that you have allergies that are affecting your eyes. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with a yeast infection in the skin around my eyes. Now my eyes itch on the inside. Could the infection have spread inside my eyes?
Certainly possible: You should see a fellowship trained cornea and external disease specialist asap! ...Read more
Headaches with eye fluid with yeast infection three days later after sex with husband. I have notice that when my husband is arouse before sex his penis drips a fishy odor clear fluid. Three days after we have regular sex I get a migraine with cold in my
Need more info:
I can only speak to the migraine issue here. Actually your question was cut off in mid-sentence so I really cannot answer it specifically.
However, I have had patients that get facial pain after performing oral sex, due to postural issues as well as referred pain from oral neck and shoulder muscles that will make the head and facial areas highly uncomfortable. ...Read more
Can a yeast infection be transfered by vaginal touch to eye touch? I have had a yeast infections going on for some time now and nothing is helping. But I may have forgot to wash my hands after touching down there and now I have a severly red eye with gree
I have white discharge coming from my ureter accompanied by a back ache, no fever. I am sure it is not a yeast infection, I have been on keflex 500mg 3 x a day for an eye procedure and difulcan for a yeast infection.
You: You should be seen again by your doctor if you are having yeast even while on diflucan (fluconazole). Usually Diflucan (fluconazole) should take care of a yeast infection within 1-2 days. You may need to have cultures taken or to be on another medication. If you do develop pain, fever, or vomiting then you would have to be seen immediately. ...Read more
Is it possible to get a yeast infection if you've had a vagina one, and may have touched your eyes without thinking to wash hands after applying medication? I can't decide if severe random allergies or eye infection. No puss. Just red and extremely itchy.
My penis has litle red dots all over the head. I have no itchyness or anything. My girlfriend has treatment for yeast infection.
I am a 32 year old male, have noticed small bumps appearing on the head of my penis in the last few days. Unsure if it is yeast infection or warts?
Sounds like warts: Best to see your doctor for evaluation and then treatment plan ...Read more
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Men are less likely to get yeast infection but they can. There is itching, dryness and head of penis skin may be cracked, sometime it can also cause blisters, these can break open.
Use over the counter antifungal cream like Monistat twice daily, avoid having sex with your partner and have her treated
retract your foreskin if it is present and clean thoroghly/keep dry
prescription rx like Diflucan (fluconazole) tabl. ...Read more
My penile head is dry and looks like old skin. Why and what can I do. Plus just finished on having a yeast infection. Doc told me today all is good?
Please see: Please see a dermatologist to have this evaluated. ...Read more
Use a monstat produc: Use a monostat product for the vaginal yeast infection. You could use topical antifungal cream for other body parts. ...Read more
How to know if I have penile yeast infection, sometimes it stings at the tip of the penis on the head?
Can you tell me how to know if I have penile yeast infection, sometimes it stings at the tip of the penis on the head?
Here are some. ..: Having a direct look at the site of your concern will reveal if stinging at penile tip is yeast-related or not or something alse. So, have a urologist take a look. For the time being, apply antifungal-steroid cream 1-2 times lightly for 3-5 days after cleansing and drying and see if your concern may improve. Best wishes. .. ...Read more
I have a rash on the corona of my penis and the head. I've been treating as a yeast infection I was just wondering what arevthe signs of the treatment working?
Rash goes away.: If the medicine works, the rash will go away, usually within 10 days. If you have not seen any improvement after three to five days, get seen by a doctor to be sure you do have a fungal infection. There are other causes of rashes besides yeast. If you have had unprotected sex, get checked for std's. Also, avoid scented products and harsh soaps/detergents/fabric softeners. Don't over-scrub. ...Read more
Possible: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Do I have a yeast infection? . I have cold sores and after intercourse with my girlfriend I notice white dots on the head of my penis?
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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