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Doctor insights on: Treating Vaginal Yeast Infections

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Can empirically treating vaginal yeast infections create resistances to antifungals?

Can empirically treating vaginal yeast infections create resistances to antifungals?

Resistance: That potential is always present. What is more disturbing, however, is that you may be using antifungal medication against conditions not really due to yeast infection. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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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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For treating a vaginal yeast infection are anti-fungal medications from the pharmacy superior to home remedies e.g. yogurt and garlic?

For treating a vaginal yeast infection are anti-fungal medications from the pharmacy superior to home remedies e.g. yogurt and garlic?

My belief: is that you are more likely to get a consistent response from antifungal medications. Other providers may have differing opinions on this matter. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of vaginal yeast infections?

What are some symptoms of vaginal yeast infections?

Discharge and itch: A vaginal yeast infection usually causes a thick white discharge with itchiness and redness to the vagina. See your doctor for confirmation. ...Read more

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Will vaginal yeast infections clear on their own?

Possible: Yeast is a normal inhabitant of the vagina. At low levels it causes no symptoms in most women. With the overgrowth of yeast symptoms develop. It is possible for it to resolve on its own. ...Read more

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Does yeastrol help to relieve vaginal yeast infections?

Yeast meds: As long as you have canida, any over the counter medicine containing Nystatin will work. ...Read more

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What are the causes of recurring vaginal yeast infections?

What are the causes of recurring vaginal yeast infections?

Several: Antibiotic use most common, sometimes illness, more likely in summer/ hot weather. Illness can as well. Injury, some chemicals (ie spermacides in some), diabetes, non breathing clothing can all contribute. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Yeast Infection (Definition)

Clinical illness due to a fungus which exists in a yeast form is the definition. Some fungi only form yeasts and some are dimorphic, having both a yeast stage and a stage in which they form a mesh-like network of a ...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