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Vaginal Fungal Infection
See below: Factors that disrupt the natural balance of microorganisms that live in the vagina predispose you to this. Examples include: antibiotic use; douches/feminine sprays; scratches in the vagina (from tampons); tight clothing or underwear (hot, moist, irritating); hormonal changes; birth control pills. I assume you are healthy and therefore i will not go into the other more rare causes. ...Read more
Fungal infections are clinical conditions in which a person has an infection due to a pathogen called a fungus (in contrast to infections caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites). Fungal infections occur commonly on the skin (including Jock Itch and Athlete's Foot) and can also cause more serious infections in those ...Read more
Many: See a doctor to check for immune or hormonal condition. Be checked for drug resistant yeast. Avoid diets high in sugar, cotton underwear or no underwear. Avoid thongs. Adding healthy bacteria in diet: probiotics, yogurt, raw apple cider vinegar. Luvana or rephresh to regulate vaginal ph. Boric acid suppositories. Gently douching with 1/2 tsp baking soda/water. Apply gentian violet. Meds. ...Read more
What can I do if my vaginal fungal infection won't go away, despite countless treatments. What do I do?
Have your gyn: Do a complete workup or refer u u must rule out diabetes, hiv( hopefully not) or other immune disorders and make sure you had a good yeast culture as there are 4 different types and make sure u have tried gynazole-1 just back on the market- it cures all 4 types of yeast not just the most common type. ...Read more
Have treated for vaginal fungal infection by gynotran, mikotran.. It is still there and is not treated. Currently on mailen suppositories. Your advice?
Needs testing: If you have been treating yeast with a variety of agents and the yeast is still there then evaluation is needed. Either you have a resistant yeast (rare) and your doctor will need more thorough testing to get rid of it. Or you do not have yeast and in fact have something else (common) schedule witha gyn for evaluation. ...Read more
I have a vaginal fungal infection my dr proscribed me some cream its been a week sense then, if I have sex with my partner can he catch it ?
Is a yeast infection and vaginal fungal infection the same thing? If not, what is best treatment for fungal and what are its causes?
Yeast=fungus: Yeast is a fungus, by definition. Best treatment is to try to determine what may have provoked it? Changes in diet, sleep, stress, detergent, clothing, sex practices., etc. Second is otc anti-fungal like clotrimazole, Miconazole or any vaginal anti-fungal. If that doesn't work, then diflucan, (fluconazole) an oral pill. And lastly, elimination diet. A great book, the v book, goes into detail about yeast! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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