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I scratched tissue roughly from bad yeast infection nurse decided to do a HSV CULTURE w/ Reflex Typing just incase what does reflex typying mean?

I scratched tissue roughly from bad yeast infection nurse decided to do a HSV CULTURE w/ Reflex Typing just incase what does reflex typying mean?

Type of Herpes Test: Hi Ryan - Sometimes a yeast infection and a Herpes or HSV infection can cause similar symptoms of irritation in the genital area. The nurse is being cautious and helping make sure that Herpes is not the cause of the irritation. There are two types of HSV, HSV 1 and HSV 2. A reflex test asks the laboratory to determine which type of HSV it is only if EITHER type of HSV is detected to begin with. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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'd the best yogurt brand/type for yeast infection?

What'd the best yogurt brand/type for yeast infection?

Plain/acidophilus: You need a non-sweetened yogurt that contains active acidophilus, the friendly bacteria that helps keep yeast in check. Many commercial brands do not have it, so be sure to read the label. And if it doesn't work, see your doctor, because something else may be going on. ...Read more

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Can I put yogurt inside my vagina to cure my yeast infection? If so, what type of yogurt?

Can I put yogurt inside my vagina to cure my yeast infection? If so, what type of yogurt?

Please dont do that: Inserting yogurt or any other food into the vagina is not an effective treatment for a vaginal infection such as yeast or bacterial vaginosis. Over the counter yeast creams are available to treat this very common problem. It will be more effective to use one such as Monistat or Clotrimazole. Inserting yogurt is likely to cause you more problems. ...Read more

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Does yogurt help a yeast infection?

Yeast: Some women place yogurt in the vagina to tx yeast infections (but there is no clear research to back claims of its benefits). The average yogurt you buy in the grocery store has dead cultures. Consider eating yogurt with live cultures or kefir. There is a prebiotic product called luvena (vaginal wipes). The wipes are not a treatment for candidiasis but do help vaginitis. ...Read more

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Can u heal a yeast infection with yogurt?

Into vagina: Plain yogurt with live culture of lactobacillus acidophilus without sugar by mouth is a good preventative from yeast infections recurring + worth taking whilst on antibiotics, bvut unlikely to cure established infection. Some women claim to have successfully used home made yogurt popsicles or suppositories. Better still is Mycostatin (nystatin) vaginal cream. ...Read more

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Is eating yogurt good for a yeast infection?

Not just any yogurt: The avearge yogurt is filled with dead cultures. So greek yogurt, yugoslavian yogurt, probiotic yogurts and kefir may be your best bet. ...Read more

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Can 12oz of yogurt clear up a yeast infection?

Yogurt can help: There is no magic amount of yogurt that can resolve a yeast problem. The yogurt can help create a balance in your vaginal flora. It would be best to try otc yeast med to relieve symptoms and cure infection if the yogurt doesn't help. ...Read more

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Can you get a yeast infection from eating yogurt?

Yogurt: No. The opposite happens. One gets a yeast infection because the friendly bacteris in the intestines gets killed. The best example is when one takes antibiotics. Yogurt harbors the friendly bacteria and replenishes the normal bacteris that are lost. ...Read more

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Is it true that yogurt can heal a yeast infection?

Thoughts: The average yogurt you buy in the grocery store has dead cultures. It would be more beneficial to eat a yogurt product that has live cultures. There is a prebiotic product called luvena. The wipes are not a treatment for candidiasis but do help vaginitis. Yogurt or a prebiotic may serve as an adjunct to tx. ...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


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