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Doctor insights on: Vaginal Yeast Infection Complications

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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a vaginal yeast infection?

Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a vaginal yeast infection?

Symptoms: The most common symptoms are a thick, white vaginal discharge with itching or irritation. The diagnosis is made by examining the discharge under the microscope and seeing the yeast. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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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 natural methods can I use to get cure a vaginal yeast infection?

What natural methods can I use to get cure a vaginal yeast infection?

Natural approaches: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. If you have a yeast infection avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5.Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after >>. ...Read more

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I have vaginal yeast infection candida glabrata. Will i be cured with meds. Will i give it to my husband. Thanks.?

Treatable: While other types of candida are more common causes of vaginal candidiasis candida glabrata is not rare. There are several antifungal treatments that can be used and your physicians lab can choose a drug to which this fungus is sensitive. It is not passed sexually from one person to the other. ...Read more

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Is it normal for me to have a vaginal yeast infection? How long it will recover? I never had a sex partner and I am 23..

Yeast: Yeast infections are very common. You will recover quickly when you use the right medication. There is no connection between being sexual or not and having a yeast infection. ...Read more

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I'm diagnosed with vaginal yeast infection. What are the food items if any that need to be avoided at this time which can cause overgrowth of yeast?

Candida diet: Diets that are low in sugar and carbohydrates but high in raw garlic and probiotics can help keep yeast infections at bay. Herbal supplements such as Pau D'Arco (tincture or capsule form) or the Candida-Cleanse by SolaRay may be helpful. ...Read more

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What can I use to treat a vaginal yeast infection?

Anti fungal: You can use an otc medicine like monistat. If that doesn't work, see your doctor for a prescription anti fungal medicine. ...Read more

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What can I use to treat my vaginal yeast infection?

Yeast: There are several over the counter preparations that are highly effective, and your local pharmacist can direct you to these ...Read more

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Could i get help regarding vaginal yeast infection?

Yeast infections: 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. 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 day. ...Read more

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Could I have oral pills that treat vaginal yeast infection?

Yes: A physician could prescribe Diflucan (fluconazole) which is an oral antifungal medication that is taken once (occasionally needs multiple doses for complicated cases). ...Read more

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I have vaginal yeast infection. What is the best OTC medicine to get for it.

None: They are otc because they don't work as well as rx meds diflucan is best terazol second. ...Read more

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If i focused on treated a vaginal yeast infection internally with pills, can I cure it ?

Diflucan (fluconazole) can be: Very effective in the treatment of yeast infections. It is a prescription medication. ...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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I'm scared to death that I'll have a vaginal yeast infection forever one day due to a resistant yeast. Should I be worried?

Not likely: Unless a person has other health problems that suppress immune system (uncontrolled diabetes, HIV, cancer) making them prone to resistant yeast, the situation you are concerned about would be very unlikely. ...Read more

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What can happen if i cannot get rid of vaginal yeast infection?

What can happen if  i cannot get rid of vaginal yeast infection?

Irritation: If over the counter agents are not working, see your ob/gyn for more help. There may be other problems leading to the infection or a resistant strain of yeast. Most yeast infections are self limited. ...Read more

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How do I prevent penicillin from giving me a vaginal yeast infection?

Tell your Doctor: Your health care providers need to know that you are getting yeast infections after antibiotics, specifically the PCN, so they can give you a prescription for a medication that can prevent it from happenning again.Some patients benefit from using OTC monistat at the end of treatment with antibiotics or when they start having first signs of discomfort. However, some will need prescription med. ...Read more

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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