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Vaginal Yeast Infection In Women
How to avoid recurrent vaginal yeast infection in women with rheumatic fever taking secondary prophylactic antibiotic a lifetime?
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
Unlikely: If a woman has a vaginal yeast infection, it is unlikly that a man will develop an infection regardless ot the type of sexual encounter. Most women have some yeast present vaginally. Yeast is considered an infection when a ph balance or change in balance of natrual flora leads to an overgrowth of yeast. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, yes: Yes, it can spread to the mouth or penis. In addition, the damaged skin in the area is more prone to bleeding and a secondary bacterial infection. You should treat the infection first to be on the safe side. ...Read more
26 yearold female, found 2have vaginal yeast infection.Is intense cleaning of the genital area(no douching)worsen the condition? Ideal cleaning method?
Intense cleaning?: Intense cleaning of a woman's genital area is not a good idea! a gentle, normal amount of daily cleaning is fine. Intense cleaning can make things worse by roughing up all the surfaces, not to mention making a person very unhappy. ...Read more
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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