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Yeast (Definition)

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


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What are the tests for candida vulvovaginitis?

What are the tests for candida vulvovaginitis?

Microscope exam: Your doctor will take a sample of vaginal fluid with a swab and look at it under the microscope. The yeast organisms are visible under magnification. ...Read more

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Is gardnerella and candida contagious?

No: Both are ubiquitous in the environment and noramally live in our bodies. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with non candida albican yeast infection, not sent out to determine exact yeast. Prescribed tercanazole for 7 days-how effective to cure?

Appropriate: Terconazole cream is an appropriate first-line treatment for non C. albicans vaginitis, the cure rate is likely to be high but certain percentage may be resistant, if no clinical improvement by the end of the 7 days, needs to be reevaluated. ...Read more

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Is rephresh good for bacterial vaginitis ?

Is rephresh good for bacterial vaginitis ?

Good for prevention: Not for treatment, for treatment you need oral or vaginal antibiotics please call your gyn. ...Read more

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How to quire candida yeast infection for men ?

How to quire candida yeast infection for men ?

I : I would like to help you but i cannot understand your question.. Could you please restate it? ...Read more

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Treated for yeast/Gardnerella. Miconazole gel for bacterial. Fluconazole for yeast but culture negative. No improv/Apt tomorrow. No STD. PAP normal?

Treated for yeast/Gardnerella.  Miconazole gel for bacterial.  Fluconazole for yeast but culture negative.  No improv/Apt tomorrow. No STD. PAP normal?

Here are some ...: After the described run of care, it's time to reassess if the initial Dx and concern is clinically significant or just personal unique vaginal discharge along menstrual cycle so to decide if more studies are practically needed or additional Rx is required, or simply just leave it alone and watch. So, work with Doc closely ... ...Read more

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What are thrush, candida, cystitis and yeast infection?

What are thrush, candida, cystitis and yeast infection?

Thrush: Thrush is a yeast infection in the mouth. Candida is the name of the yeast. Cystitis is a bladder infection, which could be a viral infection, bacterial infection or a yeast infection. Yeast infection just means that you have an infection from yeast and it could be just about anywhere. Vaginal yeast infections and oral (mouth) yeast infections do tend to be the most common, but skin occurs too. ...Read more

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What is candida albicans?

It is a type of : fungus/yeast,that causes mostly skin and vaginal yeast infections in people.Under certain conditions ,it can become invasive . ...Read more

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What fosters a yeast infection?

Yeast: Chances for yeast infections ^ if pregnant, diabetic, obese or taking antibiotics or oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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Can candida albicans cream treatment affect women fertility?

Can candida albicans cream treatment affect women fertility?

Yeast rx affect fert: Treatment with creams for yeast vaginitis are not known to affect fertility. But the best treatment is a saturated solution of boric acid or boric acid vaginal inserts, which will definitely not affect fertility. ...Read more

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Fungal organisms morphologically consistent with candida spp. Do I have yeast infection?

Fungal organisms morphologically consistent with candida spp. Do I have yeast infection?

Likely yes.: If this is a result from a pap test, then fungus was identified in the slide made from the sample. In many instances, that may correlate to a clinical "yeast" infection. If you are asymptomatic, you should ask your health care provider as to whether or not antifungal therapy / ointment is necessary. ...Read more

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Will diflucan help treat candida yeast overgrowth in a male with symptoms?

Will diflucan help treat candida yeast overgrowth in a male with symptoms?

Fluconazole : Yes, fluconazole is an anti-fungal proven effective against candidal infections of various sites and is NOT dependent on gender. Persons who are immunocompromised (due to diabetes, chemo/radiation therapy, chronic steroid use, HIV, or extremes of age, etc.) are more susceptible to developing candidiasis. Common sites of infection include the mouth, genitalia, urinary tract, and esophagus. ...Read more

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Clotrimazole for yeast infection, is this okay?

Clotrimazole for yeast infection, is this okay?

Yes.: Clotrimazole is an antifungal medication, and it can be used to treat a 'yeast' infection. This drug is the active ingredient in 'lotrimin'. It should not be used by anyone with an allergy to the drug. ...Read more

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Can mupirocin ointmentbe used for bacteria vaginosis / yeast infection?

No: It is used mainly for strep or staph skin infections and not effective against the usual bacterial cause of bacterial vaginosis (gardnerella), it also does not treat a yeast or fungal infection, only certain types of bacteria. ...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


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Candidiasis (Definition)

Candidiasis is an infection caused by a specific group of fungi or yeast that usually occur in warm, moist parts of the body. Common symptoms include ...Read more