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Untreated Vaginal 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
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
Yeast infection: May not go away if untreated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can an untreated vaginal yeast infection lead to a systemic yeast infection in the fetus or uterus?
OTC yeast creams: Vaginal yeast infections are treated with over the counter yeast creams, such as monistat. See your doctor, however, if there is no improvement or worsening after treatment as there could be other infections occurring that mimic a yeast infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OTC meds: You can start first with the otc creams and suppositories. There will be a section at the drug store for this. However, if you've never had a yeast infection before, i'd recommend getting checked out by a doctor first just to confirm. Symptoms of yeast infections can also look like any number of other vaginal infections that could be more serious. ...Read more
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