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Doctor insights on: Untreated Vaginal Yeast Infection

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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I just wanted to know can untreated vaginal yeast infection lead to a systemic yeast infection?

I just wanted to know can untreated vaginal yeast infection lead to a systemic yeast infection?

Urban myth: "Systemic yeast" (or systemic candidiasis) is an urban myth. There is no such thing. Vaginal yeast infections are easily treated, and if you think you have one, see your doctor -- or maybe try one of the many over-the-counter treatments. But for some reason you don't get treated, you won't have any health problems excpet for the genital itching, irritation, etc. ...Read more

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If untreated, does a vaginal yeast infection affect other parts of the body?

If untreated, does a vaginal yeast infection affect other parts of the body?

An untreated vaginal: Yeast infection will not , but sometimes you can have yeast in other parts of your body also like the GI tract, u can get otc creams to treat vaginal yeast if they do not work then u need to see your gyn for a culture and a stronger script med. ...Read more

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Can a vaginal yeast infection cause sepsis if untreated?

Can a vaginal yeast infection cause sepsis if untreated?

Not likely: Vaginal yeast infections are common. Normal immune system will prevent invasive blood borne infection. ...Read more

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Advice regarding vaginal yeast infection?

Yeast infections: If it’s your 1st possible yeast infection or you aren’t sure if it’s yeast – see your dr. Some tx options include vaginal cream, ointment or suppository for sev. days (7 to 14 days sometimes). OTC meds include Monistat (miconzole), Vagistat-1 (tioconazole), Femstat (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or Mycelex( clotrimazole). OTC meds don’t work ? See your Dr. S/he may order Diflucan (fluconazole) (oral antifungal) ...Read more

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How should you treat a vaginal yeast infection?

Medication options.: There are several options of therapy for treating vaginal yeast infections. Some are available without a prescription. If symptoms do not resolve with therapy be sure to see a doctor to evaluate additional options and treatments. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection?

Discharge/itching: Most vaginal yeast (candida) infections are associated with a discharge, and or itching and sometimes frequent and/or uncomfortable urination. Some have a whitish, "cottage cheese-like" discharge. Hyphae (branhing from the yeast can sometimes been seen on a smear from a vaginal swab. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to treat a vaginal yeast infection?

Rx for moderate case: If the symptoms are mild, it may resolve without treatment. ...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