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Untreated Yeast Infection Complications
Treatment is simple:
If you are referring to vaginal yeast infection, you should get treated with at least using over the counter medication. There are multiple anti- fungal creams at the drug store and they are not expensive. Ask the pharmacist for help.
You may also have a different type of infection, like bacterial vaginosis. Seek medical care with a gynecologist or a family physician. ...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
Medical eval: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness ; itching of the vulva; burning with urination ; vaginal intercourse ; a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. Local symptoms from a herpes simplex 2 infection are usually is seen 2 to 12 days after exposure ; consists of a cluster of lesions that look like blisters. The lesions can appear. ...Read more
Your own discomfort: A yeast infection commonly causes itching and redness, so that is the worst. However sometimes women think they have a yeast infection but actually have something else, so if it doesn't go away on its own it is wise to get checked. Yeast infections can be treated with over the counter meds. If you don't want to take a med stop all sugar, carbs, fruit, alcohol. Can try yeast arrest. ...Read more
Yeast can present with clumpy, white vaginal discharge to a watery, white discharge. Sometimes a discharge is not apparent. There is no odor. It can cause swelling and redness of vulva along with itching and burning pain. It may lead to pain with urination or intercourse. Herpes
simplex - The lesions may be preceded several days by itching &/or pain. They start as red bumps which then develop ...Read more
Several: Pain, rash and bleeding.Get a more detailed answer ›
When you say yeast infection are you referring to vaginitis? If so, it is very unlikely indeed that it will spread or involve other parts of the body.
Antibiotics, Steroids, Diabetes, these are risk factors. Even severe cases are usually cured by treatment with fluconazole tablets up to two weeks in the most severe cases. ...Read more
Possibly: Candida (yeast) infections can present as red bumps or pustules that might resemble a herpetic sore or ulcer in their later stages. Herpes sores are usually very distinctive in that they start out as blisters in clusters, are usually painful and last 5-15 days and resolve, often to reccur again in the same spot. As a rule candia infections do not behave in this fashion. ...Read more
Probably nothing: Vaginal yeast infections have few complications, and probably nothing serious would happen, just continuing discomfort. But are you sure it's yeast? The main symptom is itching; discharge or odor suggests another problem, including STDs. And some yeast infections are due to underlying health problems, expecially diabetes. Best to see a doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
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 if for some reason you don't get treated, you won't have any health problems except for genital itching, irritation, etc. ...Read more
Day 7 of amoxicillin for Strep got yeast infection. Stopped the amoxicillin. Should I be worried for complications from strep stopping it 3 days early?
Be very worried!: You must take all 10 days of the antibiotic to prevent the risk of rheumatic fever and of developing drug-resistant bacteria. Continue it and treat the yeast infection. Call your doc, to see if a a different antibiotic can be used. Or use otc yeast meds and take amoxicillin with 8 oz of water. ...Read more
I had yeast infection 3 months thought went away now on medication but have horrible period clots, tired can yeast untreated cause serious side effects?
How can I get yeast infection? What are its complications? Will it lead to STD even if you have only one sex partner?
Opportiunistic: Yeast infections are opportunistic infections, no matter where they occur. If you have been on an antibiotics for a period of time, that is a frequent side-effect in some women. There are otc medicines for these issues, in early stages, and you are sure it is indeed a yeast infection. No real complications, but deal with it in a fairly rapid manner, and it will not give you any stds. ...Read more
I am 20 year old girl. Can untreated candida or candidisis or yeast infection cause infertility? Not sexually active.
I have these 2 small painful bumps at the bottom of my vaginal opening. Hurts to pee, have sex, & sit. Someone said it could be from an untreated yeast infection or just an abscess. Any home remidies?
Possible herpes: The most likely cause of painful bumps in the vaginal areas is herpes. The bump could also be from vaginal irritation from yeast infection or other vaginal infections like STD's. For any of the above, prescription medications is the remedy although there are over-the-counter remedies for yeast infection. Proper diagnosis is key before any treatment. Feel better. ...Read more
Yeast infection: May not go away if untreated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can having an untreated yeast infection or one that is there to long during pregnancy harm the baby?
If you have a yeast infection and allow it to go untreated for a long period of time, will it cause damage?
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